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Tell me about the airport
Bristol Airport is located 13km south of Bristol, in Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset. It used to be called Bristol Lulsgate Airport but was renamed in 1997 to Bristol International Airport. In March 2010, the airport was re-branded as Bristol Airport, with the slogan ‘Amazing Journeys Start Here’.
How do I get there?
There are 19 airlines using Bristol Airport at the present time. There are a few domestic flights inside the UK and to Ireland
and scheduled flights to many major cities in Europe. The majority of the flights are operated by charter and budget airlines flying into European holiday resorts and some cities in Europe but these routes are often seasonal.
Is it easy to get to the city?
The Bristol International Flyer coach services A1 and A2 take you into Bristol city centre bus station in 30 minutes and these run every 15 minutes. This can also be combined with the rail service at Temple Meads Station. Driving is fairly easy too just take the A38 from the airport to the city.
What’s at the airport for me?
To change your currency and collect some extra money, there are two Travelex outlets with ATMs in the terminal. There are kiosks with internet and printers available should you wish to print your ticket at the airport. You can recharge your phone at special points in the terminal. For extra comfort at the airport you can book into the Cabot Lounge, where you can use the free internet service, have a complimentary drink and a snack or just catch up on the latest news. To speed up the security process, for a small fee, you can elect to ‘fast track’ through security. If you booked a Rhino hire car, the car hire offices are situated close to the terminal building.
The car hire offices at Bristol Airport have moved from immediately outside of the terminal building to a new facility at the nearby Silver Zone parking facility. You can no longer walk to the car hire offices and have to take the free airport shuttle bus to the car hire centre, see here for full details
What if I get hungry?
If you just need a coffee and maybe a pastry, go to Caffe Ritazza or Starbucks. Stop at Soho Coffee Co, if you need to ‘grab and go’. Subway can serve you with hot or cold sandwiches and soup, to set you up before your flight. For American style food, visit Dexters Char Grill and Bar and delve into a juicy steak or mexican burger. Bar Zero 9 is a taste of England, so have a traditional breakfast or local sausage and mash, with a beer of course! If you want to treat yourself to something special, you can have seafood and caviar with a glass of champagne at the Seafood Bar.
Can I shop there?
For last minute items or snacks call at the Flying Visit. WHSmith has 2 outlets, selling newspapers and books for your journey. Once you are airside, you can shop at Superdrug, for the toiletries or sun cream you forgot to pack. Buy some sunglasses or a piece of jewellery at Collection or stock up on books for the beach at WHSmith Books. World Duty Free has a wide range of luxury brands at tax free prices.
What if I need special assistance?
Bristol Airport is a small airport with the furthest gate being 450m from the departures lounge. The airport advises passengers who need special assistance to arrange this in advance, so you can receive the best possible service.
Bristol Airport (BRS) is actually located outside of Bristol city in North Somerset. Dealing with nearly six million passengers on an annual basis this is one of the most successful medium sized airports in the country and it recently benefited from rebranding by the company Brandstory.
That allowed Bristol Airport to maximise its potential by drawing passengers from a large catchment area including the surrounding counties of Devon and Somerset. Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and easyJet are the three busiest airlines which operate from Bristol Airport but wherever you fly in from you can collect your hire car at Bristol Airport.