Getting to The Wave

The Wave is close to junction 17 of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire and is easily accessible by bicycle, car or bus.

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Driving to The Wave

Parking is free but we advise arriving early to avoid disappointment – at least 90 minutes before a surf with a lesson and an hour before a surf-only session during peak periods.

Heading north on M5

  • Exit motorway at junction 17.
  • At the roundabout, take the first left, signposted B4055.
  • Follow the B4055 for 1.7 miles, passing through Easter Compton.
  • As you leave Easter Compton, continue for 170 yards. The Wave entrance is on your right

Heading south on M5

  • Exit motorway at junction 17. There are two filter lanes on the right. Stay in the left-hand one, signposted B4055.
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit, signposted B4055.
  • Follow the B4055 for 1.7 miles, passing through Easter Compton.
  • As you leave Easter Compton, continue for 170 yards. The Wave entrance is on your right.
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Coach parking

Spaces for coaches are strictly limited.

You must be pre-book with our customer services team. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so do book as early as possible.

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Travelling by bus

There are a number of buses to get to The Wave.

The village of Easter Compton is served by buses 411 and 625 (Stagecoach) and 623 (Euro Taxis). The closest stop to The Wave is at Prospect Close, about 500 yards from the entrance.

You can also catch the number 1 and 2 buses from Central Bristol to Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway – see timetable info. Buses are operated by First Bus.


Travelling by bicycle

If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, we have plenty of cycle racks to keep your bike safe while you enjoy The Wave.

For more information on cycling and route planning see:


Drive times from key locations

  • From Bristol Temple Meads train station (Central Bristol): 35 minutes
  • From Bristol Coach and Bus station: 35 minutes
  • From Bristol airport: 50 minutes
  • From Bath: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • From Newport: 45 minutes
  • From Cardiff: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • From London: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • From Newquay: 2 hours 30 minutes

Travelling by Train

Travelling by train

Great Western Railway run high speed and regional trains to Bristol from London, South Wales and the South West of England. Add PlusBus to your train ticket when booking online to get unlimited onward bus travel around Bristol for just £3.50. See Travelling by Bus for public transport connections to The Wave.

From Dec 15th onwards GWR will also have their biggest timetable change since 1976 and will mean faster, more frequent services and more flexibility . Their new headline journey time from London Paddington to Bristol Parkway will be within as little as 68 minutes.

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General travel

The Travel West website allows you to plan a journey by all modes of transport across the West of England.

To plan any UK journey by bus, rail, coach or ferry, try Traveline or call them on 0871 200 22 33.

Travelling by train and bus – why not use Plus Bus?


Travel questions

Use our chat services to ask about getting to The Wave or call us on 0333 016 4133.

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