Bristol Airport Transfer
Conveniently near major road and rail connections in southwest England, Bristol Airport is one of the main air transport hubs for the region. Our Bristol Airport guide features information on airport facilities, transfer options and contact details.
Information: The information desk is situated in the public area of the terminal, before the security screening area. Bristol Airport is located just off the A38, which connects to the centre of Bristol (to the northeast). From the north (Birmingham), turn off the southbound M5 at junction 18 and take the eastbound A4 towards Bristol, before connecting with the A404 and A38 towards Taunton. From the south (Exeter), leave the M5 at junction 22 and take the A38 towards Bristol. From the east (Reading and Swindon), join the M5 southbound, exit at junction 18, and take the A4 towards Bristol. From here, take the A404, which connects to the A38. From South Wales, follow the eastbound M4 over the Severn Crossing; at junction 22 branch left to join the M49 and then take the A4 at junction 18. Continue on the A4/A3029 and turn off onto the A38.
Public Transport –
Rail: The nearest mainline train station to Bristol Airport is Bristol Temple Meads, which is approximately seven miles away, near the city centre. The Airport Flyer Express Link (flyer.bristolairport.co.uk) coach service connects from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Airport every eight minutes at peak times (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: £7). Information on all national rail travel is available through the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line.
Bus: Flyer Airport Express Link (flyer.bristolairport.co.uk) runs buses A1 and A2 between Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol Bus Station, major city hotels, Clifton and Bristol Airport (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: £7). Tickets are available through the airport’s website. Local bus services also run to and from the airport and connect to Bath and Weston-super-Mare.
Coach: National Express (tel: 0871 781 8178; www.nationalexpress.com) coaches operate throughout southwest England and south Wales to Bristol Bus Station, where passengers can connect to the Flyer Airport Express Link, which runs to Bristol Airport. The 404 overnight National Express route between Penzance and London operates via Bristol Airport.
Money: Bureau de change desks and ATMs can be found at Bristol Airport both before and after the security checkpoint.
Communication: Wi-Fi internet connection is available free of charge for up to 30 minutes throughout the terminal – charges apply thereafter. Computer kiosks with internet access and printing services are also available pre- and post-security. Payphones are located at various points within the terminal.
Food: There is a choice of snack bars and cafés before security. A café, bar and a selection of places to eat – including a family-friendly restaurant and fast-food outlets – can be found airside.
Shopping: A good range of shops are located in the departures area, including a newsagent and a bookshop. The duty-free outlet in Departures offers a free collection service for passengers wishing to pick-up purchases on their return. A convenience shop is located in the check-in area and a newsagent can be found in the arrivals hall.
Luggage: Baggage trolleys are available at a cost of £2 (or €2) from various locations around the terminal. A porter service is available from Bagport UK.
Other: Mother and baby facilities are provided at suitable points of the terminal. A pharmacy is situated in the departures area.
Conference and business:
Four meeting and conference rooms (tel: 0871 334 4444), offering capacity for up to 100 delegates, are available within the administration building, which is close to the main terminal – other facilities here include basic office services such as fax and photocopying. The Servisair Executive lounge is situated in the departures area and includes complimentary drinks and snacks, fax and telephone facilities, TVs and Wi-Fi internet access.<
Meeting facilities are also offered by some nearby hotels, including the Holiday Inn Bristol Airport.
Bristol Airport features lifts to all floors, disabled toilets with help buttons and Braille signage. Wheelchairs are available on request. Disabled parking spaces are conveniently positioned in all airport car parks, with 30 minutes of free parking offered in the Express car park for blue badge holders. For general inquiries regarding passengers with reduced mobility, contact OCS (tel: (01275) 473 403; www.ocs.co.uk). Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline before travelling.
The short-stay car park is close to the terminal and is available for periods of up to three days. Secure Premier parking and valet parking are also offered near the terminal. Away from the terminal, the long-stay car park is a three- to four-minute courtesy bus ride away; while the economy Silver Zone car park (for stays of more than four days) is a six-minute courtesy bus ride from the terminal. All parking (tel: 0871 334 4450) is bookable via the airport’s website.
Bristol Airport Transfer & Chauffeur Services:
Hotels: There are no hotels at Bristol Airport, but there are a number of accommodation options within a 3km (2-mile) radius.