Travelling by train to Arnolfini is super-easy. The nearest railway station to Arnolfini is Bristol Temple Meads, which is served by GWR services throughout the day. It's 20 minutes to Arnolfini on foot - you'll find it west of the station on Narrow Quay.

Woven into the fabric of Bristol since 1961, Arnolfini is an international centre for contemporary arts welcoming people of all ages to exhibitions, performance, dance, film, music, workshops and family events. Complemented by a fantastic bookshop and busy bar/café overlooking the harbourside, Arnolfini is a great place to meet family, friends and, in keeping with the ethos of founder Jeremey Rees, to ‘Enjoy Yourself.’

Visit the Arnolfini website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all, although donations are welcome.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:30:00 until 21:30:00
  • Saturday open from 05:30:00 until 21:30:00
  • Sunday open from 06:45:00 until 21:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lifts to all platforms and facilities. Ticket office is also step free.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Free Wi-fi powered by The_Cloud
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff Assistance is available; please request Assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked Assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces374
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces450
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
The main storage location for bikes is at The Friary at Temple Quay, just to the right of the ramped exit from the long stay car park. A limited bike storage location can be found on Station Approach by Queen Anne's Gate. There is no longer any bike storage inside the station.
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Bristol Temple Meads station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Bristol Temple Meads

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bristol Temple Meads station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry05:20Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway07:121Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway07:2215Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway07:3013Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway07:305Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:1315Scheduled
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:1613Scheduled
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:193Scheduled
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:277Scheduled
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:304Scheduled

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