Bristol airport (BRS) 

 

Bristol Airport, opened on May 1, 1957, serves the metropolitan area of the city and the southwest region of England. It operates with domestic and international flights to Europe, North America and Africa.

Official Website: bristolairport.co.uk
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 7.5 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +44 871 334 4444 / 127 547 4499. An information counter is available on the ground floor.

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The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) to the southwest of Bristol.

 
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Bus - The Airport Flyer Express connects the site with Bedminster, Bristol Temple Meads, the city centre, Old Market and the bus station. It operates every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day. The trip to downtown Bristol takes 30 minutes and the fare is £7.00. National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) links the enclosure with Cardiff and South Wales 12 times a day. Tickets have a cost of £10.00 and journey time is 1 hour and 25 min. Line 404 between London and Penzance stops outside the terminal everyday at 2:45 am. The Falcon service from Stagecoach (Tel +44 145 241 8630) goes to Plymouth in 2 hours and 45 min., with stops at Taunton and Exeter (£22.00). Air Decker (Tel +44 122 544 4102) provides transportation every 30 min. from 4:00 am to 0:00 am to Bath via Saltford, Keynsham, Hengrove Park and Bishopsworth Village. Travel time is 50 min. and costs £14.00. The A2 service from First Group (Tel +44 345 602 0121) runs to Weston-super-Mare in 55 min. between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm, with intermediate stops in West Wick, Banwell, Winscombe, Sandford, Churchill, Langford and Wrington.

Train - Services from Great Western Railway (Tel +44 345 700 0125) and Virgin Trains (Tel +44 344 556 5650) depart from Bristol Temple Meads Station to different destinations throughout the country, like Bristol Parkway, Bath, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Cornwall, London and Swindon.

Taxi - Ranks are found directly outside the terminal. The official operator is Arrow Cars (Tel +44 127 547 5000), with an office in the Arrivals area. Journey time to the city centre is 20-30 minutes.

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There are car rental desks from Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6007), Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4667), Enterprise/National (Tel +44 127 547 4400), Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3403), Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3011) and Sixt (Tel +44 844 499 3399) at the car park in front of the terminal.

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, postbox, VIP lounges, printing services, public telephones, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access for 60 minutes. Meeting and conference rooms in the administrative building.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shops in the public area; bar, cafés, restaurants and fast food outlet after the security checkpoint. Caffè Ritazza, in the Arrivals area, opens 24 hours a day.
Shopping- In the Departures Hall there is a duty-free shop. There are also stores selling electronics, accessories, clothing, cosmetics, books, magazines.
Baggage- Trolleys available for £2.00 and porters throughout the enclosure. Secure wrapping next to the check-in counters. Left luggage service at the information booth. Enquiries about lost property should be directed to Tel +44 127 547 3573.
Other Services- Travel agencies, baby changing facilities, children's play area.

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Several parking areas available, in addition to free spaces for motorcycles and bicycles. More information: Tel +44 871 334 4450. Rates and reservations

Silver Zone - For stays of more than 4 days. Courtesy shuttles around the clock to the terminal.
Long Stay - Ideal for stays of more than 1 day, with complimentary shuttles.
Premier - Monitored 24 hours a day and available for periods of 1 to 15 days. Situated 150 meters away from the check-in area.
Short Stay - Opposite the main building, for stays of up to 3 days.
Express - Passenger pick-up and drop-off, connected to the terminal through a covered walkway. Valet parking service available.

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Passengers requiring special assistance should notify their airline about their needs 48 hours in advance. There are reserved parking spaces, transportation systems equipped for people with reduced mobility, elevators and adapted toilets. More information: Tel +44 127 547 3403.

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There are no hotels inside the grounds, but some options nearby operate courtesy shuttle buses to and from the airport. Acorns Guest House (Tel +44 127 547 4745), Forge Acommodation (Tel +44 127 547 2587), The Old Chaff Mill (Tel +44 127 547 4435), Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport (Tel +44 127 540 5966), Stoneleigh B&B (Tel +44 127 547 5002), Hathway House (Tel +44 127 547 2332), Newditch Farm B&B (Tel +44 127 547 2398), Yew Tree Cottage (Tel +44 127 547 4289), Westfield Lodge (Tel +44 127 547 5338), WhiteGates Bed & Breakfast (Tel +44 127 547 2885).

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Latest updates: February, 14, 2017