If arriving from overseas, hiring a car from Bristol airport
, the nearest major international airport is a good option and is around 2 hours drive away. Alternatively, you can fly into Exeter Airport
, hire a car and make the shorter journey, however Exeter is not so well connected as Bristol International. The South West is always very busy in the summer months so make sure you book car hire Barnstaple in advance to get the best rates and to be sure of a car.
The town of Barnstaple lies in one of England’s remote corners in north Devon, but it is easily accessible being just over 100 kilometres South West of Bristol and just over 50 kilometres North West of Exeter, so reserve car hire Barnstaple early so you don't miss out. Both the cities of Bristol and Exeter have airports too where it is possible to pick up a rental car from Rhino. We can also arrange for you to make use of different pick up and drop off points if this is more convenient for you.
Barnstaple has become easier and easier to get to over the years. Because of previously having a problem with congestion, a bypass was built last year around Barnstaple. This now means that traffic going to the nearby villages of Ifracombe and Braunton need not use Barnstaple as a rat run. At the end of the eighties a link road was built, the A361, to allow access from Barnstaple on to the M5 motorway which lies 65 kilometres to the east of the town.