Travel Guide to Bristol City
Leave the M5 motorway at junction 18, travel along the Portway (A4) following the signs for Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). Over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branching left into Winterstoke Road, and left again at Cruickshanks Mercedes Garage for Ashton Gate. Street parking around the ground is limited; try Duckmoor Road or adjacent streets. If you park in the Hotwells area you can walk across the motorway complex called the Cumberland basin.
The Police are clamping down around the Cumberland Basin. A number of tickets have been received lately. There is a trading estate behind the away end (opposite KFC and Mercedes garage), which is where most away fans park. Takes a while to get out afterwards, but then it's relatively safe.
If you come in on the M32, you kind of have to plough through the centre to get to Ashton Gate. It will be a typical pre-Christmas City Centre, so worth a allowing a few extra minutes. Alternatively, you can stay on the M5 until junction 18 and come back up the A4 (The Portway). Much nicer drive.
The nearest railway station is Parson Street which is around a ten minute walk away from the ground. However few trains stop at this station so you are more likely to end up at Bristol Temple Meads mainline station instead. There may be local trains to Parson Street. Bristol Temple Meads is at least two miles from the ground and a marathon walk (follow the river) especially in bad weather, so best to jump in a taxi (around £10)…