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Bristol Clean Air Zone

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Bristol Clean Air Zone 

Bristol City Council’s Clean Air Zone has been created to help reduce pollution and congestion to create a healthier city. The initiative has been designed to encourage drivers and businesses to change their route, update their car or mode of transportation, and increase the use of public transport. A daily charge will apply to older and more polluting vehicles driving in the zone.

When will the Bristol Clean Air Zone start?

The Bristol Clean Air Zone began charging on Monday 28 November 2022.

Where will the Bristol Clean Air Zone be? 

The zone covers the city centre and busy commuter roads. You can see the size and the boundary on the map.

Bristol Clean Air Zone Map

Bristol Clean Air Zone Exemptions

Older and more polluting vehicles will be charged. Over 70% of cars are able to travel free of charge. This percentage is thought to increase as more people switch to cleaner vehicles. Residents in the zone, people working in the zone who earn less than £27,000 a year, Blue Badge holders and patients attending the hospital in the zone are exempt.

Bristol Clean Air Zone Car Checker

If you plan a journey to Bristol, you can check if your vehicle will be eligible for the charge or exempt beforehand on the Government website.

Clean Air Zone Checker

Clean Air Zone Charges

Charges apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is only one charge for entering the zone every 24 hours.

Private cars £9
Taxis £9
LGVs £9
HGVs £100
Buses £100
Coaches £100
Motorcycles no charge

Hotel Information for the Clean Air Zone

Please note to avoid entering the chargeable Bristol Clean Air Zone, the use of the M32 into the city is required. If your vehicle is not compliant and you enter and exit the car park by the main entrance, you will have to pay the daily charge. Enter via Houlton Street and again exit on the same street, turning right towards Lawrence Hill to avoid paying the daily charge. We recommend double-checking your car's eligibility before travelling.

The car parking at Future Inn Bristol is outside the Clean Air Zone. As long as you enter via Houlton Street and again exit on the same street, turning right towards Lawrence Hill. 

Guests at the hotel can park at Cabot Circus Car Park for £9 per night. The car park is next door to the hotel. The main entrance is 50 meters past the BJJ MMA unit (previously Office Outlet) on your left, next to Enterprise car rental. Or enter via the Houlton Street entrance to avoid the Clean Air Zone by turning left after the BJJ MMA unit. The Sat Nav postcode is BS2 9AB.

Upon arrival, drive straight in and take a ticket. Parking for the hotel is available on all levels. However, we advise guests to park nearer the ground floor for easier access. Make your way to the hotel via the exit on the ground floor marked ‘Shop Mobility’. The hotel is signposted from the ground floor level of the car park. Upon your departure, please present your ticket to our reception team, who will validate it for you. Kindly note that refunds cannot be issued if you fail to validate your ticket at reception and settle the charge at the car park.

Please note the height restriction is 2.15m / 7.05ft.

Visitors for business conferences can get discounted parking if pre-arranged, and diners in Chophouse Restaurant get 50% off parking. 

Hotel Drop-Off Zone

To the rear of the hotel, there is a drop-off zone where parking is permitted for 15 minutes only, after which time a parking charge notice will be issued. Blue Badge holders can park in the drop-off zone for £9 per night. If you are a Blue Badge holder, please register your vehicle in reception when you arrive.

Please note that our hotel drop-off zone is in the Clean Air Zone. You may wish to double-check if you will be charged beforehand.

Future Inns Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welcome to Bristol

We look forward to welcoming you when you Visit Bristol. Everyone at Future Inns hopes you enjoy your trip.

Contact Us

Future Inn Bristol
Bond Street South, Cabot Circus

Tel: 0117 304 1010

Email: reception.bristol@futureinns.co.uk

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