Transfer to/from Bristol airport (BRS)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, shuttles and private transfer companies and car rental services in Bristol airport (BRS)

Ground Transportation

 
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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.

Bus - The Airport Flyer Express connects the site with Bedminster, Bristol Temple Meads, the bus station, Cleeve, Congresbury, Worle and Weston-super-Mare. It operates every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. The trip to downtown Bristol takes 25 minutes and the fare is £8.00, while to Weston is £5.00 (35 min.)

National Express (Tel +44 371 781 8181) links the enclosure with Cardiff (£15.00; 1 hour and 25 min.), Newport and the rest of the country 12 times a day.

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 (£24.00).

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 and Brislington. Travel time is 50 min. and costs £14.00.

The A2 service from First Group (Tel +44 345 602 0121) runs to Bedminster in 30-40 min., with a fare of £4.50.
Line A5 from Citistar (Tel +44 176 149 0760) links Winford with Winscombe on weekdays, with intermediate stops in Felton, Redhill, Wrington, Langford, Congresbury, Yatton, Churchill and Sandford.

Car Rental Services

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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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Latest updates: May 19, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.