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On foot from Bristol City Centre

The Southville Centre is a 20 minute walk from the city centre (the hub of Bristol's bus service). From the cascade waterfall at the centre, follow the left bank of the docks past the Arnolfini Arts Centre to the swing bridge on Wapping Road. Cross the bridge and follow the road to a mini roundabout beside the Louisiana Pub. Turn right and follow the road alongside the New Cut of the Avon River to the traffic lights and cross over the pedestrian bridge (Gaol Ferry Bridge). Look out for Herons, Cormorants and Kingfishers. Cross at the traffic lights and continue into Dean Lane, almost directly opposite you. Take the first right into Stackpool Road, continue past Southville Primary School and take a right into Beauley Road, and then the Southville Centre.

On foot from Bristol Temple Meads train station

Come out of Temple Meads and turn right, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, walk straight up the road, past a hotel on your left, cross over the road, St Mary Redcliffe Church will be on your left and there will be a car park on your right, follow the pavement around the car park, pass the roundabout on your left and cross at the zebra crossing before you get to the bridge, don't cross over the bridge you need to turn left just before it into a marina and turn left, follow the river around until you get to the Ostrich pub, at the pub you will see a small pedestrian bridge on your right hand side, cross over that and turn left, (you will have boats on your left and houses on your right), when you get to the road there will be another pub called the Louisiana on your right, cross the road at the roundabout and go straight on, the river should now be on your left, walk along by the river until you reach another pedestrian bridge(Gaol Ferry Bridge) on your left, cross over that bridge and then cross over the road in front of you, turn right and take the next left onto Dean Lane and the next right onto Stackpool road, continue up Stackpool road, you will pass Southville Primary School on your left and a church on your right, take the next right onto Beauley road and the Southville Centre is on your right at the top of the road.

Other distances to the Southville Centre include:

Temple Meads to the Southville Centre 1.6 miles (32 mins*)
Council House to the Southville Centre 1.1 miles (22 mins*)
Create Centre to the Southville Centre 0.9 miles (18 mins*)
Bedminster Parade to the Southville Centre 0.6 miles (12 mins)

*assumes a gentle walking pace of 3 miles per hour)