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