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The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads, approximately seven miles away. Your best bet from there is to catch the Bristol International Flyer express coach service, which connects Bristol Temple Meads, the city centre and the airport, and runs every 15 minutes at peak times. London to Bristol trains leave from Paddington station, with a journey time of around an hour and forty minutes. South West trains run the London-Bristol service, and you’ll pay a much lower fare if you book your tickets in advance. As a general rule, the sooner you book the more money you’ll save. You can get real- time information about Bristol train times at National Rail Enquiries, either by phone or online.
A direct express luxury coach link runs frequently between Bristol International, Temple Meads and the City Centre. National Express coaches can take you between all sorts of towns and cities across the South West and South Wales, stopping off at Bristol Bus Station. From there, you can catch the Bristol International Flyer. First Group runs a bus service from Weston Super Mare to Bristol Airport, calling at several convenient local stops. Bus number 121 runs every two hours or so from early in the morning until half past four in the afternoon on working days, with weekend and bank holiday variations. Check Bristol Airport website for full details about local public transport operators.
Bristol Airport is just eight miles to the south of Bristol city centre. From the North, take the M5 and leave at junction 18, following the signposts to the A4, Bristol and the airport. Follow the A4, past Bristol City Football ground then pick up the A38 Taunton road to find the airport. From the South, leave the M5 at Junction 22, taking the A38 exit off the roundabout. At East Brent roundabout take the second exit for the A38 and the airport, eleven miles along and on your left.
From the East leave the M4 at junction 20 and catch the M5 southbound, exiting at junction 18. Take the A4 towards Bristol, past the football ground, and pick up the A38. Head towards Taunton and you’ll find the airport. From the South East, follow the A4 towards Bristol, take the A4174 ring road, and follow the signs for the A38. It’s usually a good idea to prepare in advance and consult the AA Route Planner for detailed directions.
Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure there’s a wide choice of good value car parking options. Car parks have been awarded Secure Parking Status. They’re brightly lit and manned by security guards 24/7 as well as constantly observed by CCTV. Bristol Airport offers an excellent online booking facility and you can make really good savings if you book in advance. They even offer to refund the difference if you find you can book your space cheaper through anyone else after pre-booking your parking space! You can pre-book space in the Silver Zone, long stay, Premier and Meet and Greet car parks. Alternatively, you can simply turn up and pay the standard gate rate at the long stay, Premier, short stay and rapid pick up car parks.
Car parking is all easy to access and very convenient for travellers whichever direction you’re approaching from! All but one of the airport’s car parks cluster around the front of the terminal building, off the airport’s main road, and they’re very clearly signposted. Premier and short stay car parks are directly opposite the terminal building for maximum convenience. You’ll find the airport’s rapid pick up car park, plus special facilities and parking for disabled travellers, to the East of the terminal building. A little further away you’ll discover the Silver Zone car park, just off the A38 and South of the runway.
Prices vary according to the amount of time you stay. If you hang around for ten minutes or less, for a pick-up or drop-off, it’s free. Motorcycle parking also comes free. Bristol Airport website gives details of the car parking charges for each of its five separate car parks, plus information about the various discounts available for each. As a general rule, the further you park from the terminal the cheaper your parking will be.
Facilities include a good choice of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Regularly updated information is available at the official Birmingham Airport website. Detailed information can even be sent to your mobile phone. Information about flights is regularly updated, and includes live departure and arrival information, timetables and information on new routes.