If you’ve used car hire at Bristol airport
before, you’ll remember that the rental agents were opposite the terminal building, no more than 20 steps, a zebra crossing and 200 yards of path separated you from Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Sixt at Bristol Airport.
That’s no longer the case, as of Autumn / Winter 2019 all car rental facilities at Bristol Airport have been moved to the new off-site location, adjacent to the Silver Zone parking facility. A free transfer bus operates to and from the facility. There is no pedestrian access from the terminal building.
Where is car hire at Bristol Airport?
You can see the new location for car hire at Bristol Airport here;
What rental agents are at the new Bristol Airport car rental facility?
You’ll find Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise and National at the new car hire facility at Bristol Airport.
Is Bristol Airport car hire on-site?
No, not anymore. If you’ve booked car hire at Bristol Airport you need to hop on the free transfer bus that will take you to the new car rental facility, a 2 min bus ride away. It’s located next to the silver zone off-airport parking facility. Whilst not as convenient as the old location as is no longer accessible by foot directly from the terminal building, there is far more room for all of the rental agents to stock a full fleet of cars. As Bristol Airport continues to expand, it’s car rental facility needed an overhaul as the old offices were not longer suitable and the land they occupied is now a much needed multi-storey car park, extended long-stay car park and on-site hotel.
Can you walk to the New Bristol Airport Car Hire Facility?
No, you need to get the free transfer bus, there is no paved path along the A38 outside of the airport and it’s a 50mph road, so walking to the facility is not recommended.
How far is the new car hire facility at Bristol Airport?
It’s only half a mile or so south along the A38 from the entrance of the airport, but from the terminal building it’s nearly a mile. The free Transfer bus runs every 10 minutes and take no more than 5 minutes from the terminal to the facility.