With Bailey Balloons you can take to the skies alongside up to 150 balloons and some of the most incredible special shaped hot air balloons. When you buy a champagne flight voucher to fly at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta you will receive a special launch site pass and you will be able to take pictures of the hot air balloons close up and take off as part of the mass ascent.
We have compiled some essential information below for this year’s Fiesta. More information, photos and flight bookings can be viewed by clicking here.
By Car: Follow the yellow road signs to the Fiesta – Public Car Parks are clearly signposted, SAT NAV Details: use the postcode BS8 3TQ. Once you pick up the yellow event road signs, please follow these as they will direct you with the flow of event traffic.
From the North, M5 Junction 19: take the A369 towards Bristol city centre
From the South, M5 Junction 21: take the A370 towards Bristol
From the East or West, M4 Junction 20: take the M5 southbound, leaving at junction 19 for the A369 towards Bristol city centre
Car Parks: Advanced car parking is available to be booked online from just £8, this guarantees a space within a short distance of the showground and a dedicated entrance and exit to the Fiesta site.
Premium Car Parking is available from £14 per car per day, premium car parking guarantees a space in the parking area nearest to the showground, with a dedicated entrance and a complimentary event programme.
We recommend that you book your parking well in advance. You can book online here.
By Foot: Go to gate 7. The Fiesta site is a 45-minute walk from Bristol City Centre, Clifton and South Bristol. Please use the Festival Way walking from central Bristol, which is sign posted from the M-Shed museum. PLEASE NOTE The Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed to all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians during the evenings of the two nightglows and will be closed from 6.00pm, re-opening at 12 midnight.
By Bus: First bus will operate a high frequency bus service during the fiesta weekend, connecting Temple Meads railway station and the centre with the Fiesta site.
Drop Off/Pick Up Facility: A dedicated drop off/pick up facility will be located within a short walk from the Fiesta site. Please follow the event signs to the facility.