Bristol Airport Bus

Bristol Airport (BRS) is the international airport serving the city of Bristol and its surrounding area in England. It is located at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset, only 13 km from Bristol city centre. It is the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, handling over 7.6 million passengers per year.

Travelling to and from Bristol Airport by bus or coach is easy and convenient. Whether it’s into the city or out into the South West and Wales, there are many affordable and direct services available.

How to get from Bristol Airport to Bristol

Airport shuttle

The Airport Flyer Express bus service gets you quickly from the airport to Bristol or Weston-super-Mare.

  • Bristol service: It runs 24 hours daily, up to every 10 minutes. The route follows the Bedminster – Bristol Temple Meads – Bristol Bus & Coach Station line. One way adult ticket is £8 (£7 if pre-booked online).
  • Weston service: It runs hourly, from 03:00 to 23:00. It stops off en-route at Worle, Congresbury and Cleeve. One way adult ticket is £5.
  • Check out other bus and coach services available.

Train

To reach the rail station, take the Airport Flyer bus and get off at Bristol Temple Meads stop. See more information.

Taxi service

In order to avoid crowds that come with public transport, consider taking a taxi. They are conveniently located outside the terminal building 24/7. The Bristol Airport has a taxi booking office, where you will be quoted the fixed fare to your destination and you will be allocated a vehicle. The booking office is located opposite the airport terminal at the arrivals end of the building.

Transfer

If you don’t like using the public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.

Renting a car at Bristol Airport

For those of you who would like to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are several car rental companies there like Enterprise and Europcar. All the information desks are located in the Arrivals hall at the airport. Compare their prices and offers and save time by booking your car online.

Renting a bus at Bristol Airport

If you’re coming in a larger group of people, consider renting a bus for your journey. Keep in mind to book it in advance, so that the transfer company has enough time to inform you on the meeting point and all other relevant information.

Accommodation near Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, the airport shuttle bus is operating every day 0 – 24, so there is no worry about reaching the city. It runs every 10 minutes. But there is always a second option too, taking a taxi, which are located outside the terminal building.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

Yes, there are hotels close to the airport. You can check in at Hampton by Hilton only 0.5km from the airport and with breakfast included. Other options are a little bit further away, so you can choose between Windford Manor (2.4km), Holiday Inn (3.7km) and Redhill House (2.4km).

I would like to visit Bristol in between flights. Is that possible?

Of course, the airport is only 13 km away from the city centre and has an efficient public transport system, working 24/7. You can reach the central Bristol in 25 minutes and you don’t have to worry about making it to your next flight, since there is always a shuttle or a taxi to catch. Also, you can leave your luggage at the airport. Left Luggage facility is located in the main terminal building. Ask at the Information Point in the main check-in area for details. Charges range from £5 for up to 4 hours to £8.50 for 8-24 hours. Both cash and card payments are accepted.

Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

Yes, you can exchange your money, but you can also pick up money at the ATM machines. Moneycorp operate three bureaux de change across Bristol Airport arrivals and departures, offering you over 80 currencies at competitive rates.

I am continuing my journey outside Bristol. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

The routes on which the Airport Flyer Express operates on are listed above, so you can choose between Bristol and Weston Service. Apart from places along the route, there are no direct services to other destinations, but you can go the rail station (Bristol Temple Meads) and easily connect to the rest of the region and country.

  10Comments

  1. Samantha   •  

    Can I take my bike – in a box- on the bus from Bristol airport to the train station?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Samantha,

      We do not have that information, I advise you to contact directly the bus carrier operating on this route.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

      • Christopher   •  

        It must be a common enough question. Why do you not know the answer?

        • Maja   •  

          Hi Cristopher,

          all bus carriers have their own regulations regarding bike transport and it also depends on the number of passengers on the departure.
          Therefore, it is better to ask the bus company directly as they can give you more detailed information regarding your case.

          Best,
          GBB Team

  2. Judith Elizabeth Gribble   •  

    is there any bus from bristol that drops off outside terminal building. the bus stop at lower level bad for elderly

    • Maja   •  

      Hi Judith,

      unfortunately, we don’t have such information. Maybe you could contact the airport regarding this, so they can suggest you the best option.

      Best,
      GBB Team

      • Ruth Dixon   •  

        You don’t seem to know much really.
        The last time I took the flyer I was dropped off right outside the terminal doors.
        Today I was dropped of a long way from the doors. And it was all uphill. I am disabled and need special assistance once inside the airport! This is very bad! I had to have some stranger help me! I was Not at all happy!

        • Maja   •  

          Hi Ruth,

          we are very sorry to hear that!
          However, that is correct. As a bus platform, we sometimes don’t have all the information regarding airport services.
          If passengers need special assistance, they should contact the airport directly about it.
          The same goes for the bus carriers. These kinds of situations you are describing are, unfortunately, in the control of the carrier (or even a bus driver).
          All in all, if you require a certain service from a carrier which is not listed in our articles, it is always better to contact about it the carrier directly.

          Kindest regards,
          GBB Team

  3. MIJAN   •  

    I have to be at the airport at 5 AM, are there buses leaving from the city center of Bristol for being on time at the airport ?

    • Maja   •  

      Hi,

      yes, there are buses operating during the night.
      The best thing would be to check the link in the text (in the Airport shuttle section) where you can see the timetables of all the shuttle services and find the most suitable option.

      Best,
      GBB Team

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