Bristol is situated in southwest England, near Wales. Bristol Airport handles approximately 5 million passengers on a yearly basis and is one of England´s fastest growing airports. During WWII Bristol Airport was the only English airport which handled commercial flights. At that time, the main destination was Portugal. Nowadays Bristol Airport offers about 90 destinations.
IATA airport code: BRS
ICAO airport code: EGGD
The nearest railway station is Bristol Temple Meads. The station lies approximately 11 kilometers from the airport. The Airport Flyer express connects the airport directly to this station. The trip takes 30 minutes. Temple Meads station offers good connections to Southwest England, Wales and London. For more information, please visit the British Railways website.
Car and bus
The airport is situated on the A38, approximately 12 kilometers from downtown Bristol.
There is a direct bus service from the airport (Airport Flyer express) to Bristol. The price of a one way ticket is GBP 6.00, a return ticket is GBP 9.00. The airport also has an hourly local bus service (no. 121) to Weston-Super-Mare.
Car rental Bristol Airport
Near the terminal there are several car rental agencies (Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National). You can also make a reservation in advance with EasyTerra, this website compares several agencies and their rates simultaneously.
Taxicabs are available in front of the terminal. A trip to Bristol is 20 minutes and costs approximately GBP 15.00. You can reserve a taxi online with Checker Cars or call (tel. +44(0)1275 475000).
Parking at the airport
Transportation between the parking facilities and the terminal is provided by a shuttle bus. There are several sorts of parking places available, both for long and short term parking. The Silver Zone Car Park for long term parking. The Premier Car Park is near the terminal. Meet and Greet and Rapid pick up are perfect for dropping off and picking up. Short Stay is for short term (to 24 hours). In addition to this there are special services to park your car quickly. It is possible to book your parking space online. For more information about parking or booking a parking space, please send an email or contact tel. +44 (0)0871 334 4450. For online bookings, make sure to check out Airport Parking Directory or Airport Parking Shop.
The Meadow Cottage bed and breakfast is only a few minutes away from the airport. For more hotels and online reservations please visit Booking.com. This website offers many hotels at competitive (internet) rates.
Shopping and dining
Before and after customs you will find shops, restaurants, bars and fast-food options
It is possible to rent a porter and wrap your baggage. For lost and found items please call the airport´s general information number (tel. +44 (0)871 334 4444). You can also inquire for lost luggage online.
There is an information desk where you can get information about the airport and timetables in the middle of the terminal on the ground floor.
There are several meeting rooms for rent at the airport. Four office and meeting rooms with extended service: fax, TV screens and catering (tel. +44 (0)871 334 4444). A lounge is available in the departure hall. The Servisair Executive Lounge offers a Wi-Fi connection, TV, telephone and many other services.
Access for disabled people
Disabled passengers can be dropped off and picked up directly in front of the airport´s entrance. There are also especially reserved parking spaces. In addition to this the airport has wheelchair ramps, wheelchairs, signs in Braille and adapted elevators and toilets. For more information about these facilities (tel. + 44 (0)871 334 4444).
Inside the terminal there are exchange offices, a mailbox and ATMs. FlyTru security is a service (GBP 3.95) to pass quicker through the airport´s security.