Exemption for vehicles contracted by councils to provide home to school transport.

This exemption is for any bus, minibus or coach that is:

  • funded directly by Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, North Somerset Council or South Gloucestershire Council


  • needs to travel through the zone to transport a child or children to or from a school or educational setting as part of a home to school travel service operated by that council

We will identify all qualifying vehicles in Bristol. Vehicle owners do not need to apply.

Other councils' home to school travel teams need to email cazsupport@bristol.gov.uk to apply.

This exemption will end on 31 March 2023.

Temporary replacement vehicle

If you need to use a non compliant temporary replacement vehicle due to MOT, service or repairs of the usual vehicle on the exemption you'll need to tell us about the temporary vehicle.

Tell us about a temporary replacement vehicle


pdf Clean Air Zone Exemptions terms and conditions (321 KB) .

Contact information

Clean Air Zone Exemptions

If you need more information on local exemptions for specific groups or vehicles: