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    Car hire at Bristol Airport - Enjoy the heart of Bristol

    The city of Bristol is located on the western English coast, with its airport around 8 miles southwest of the city. Bristol Airport is one of the primary gateways for travellers into the southwest of the UK. The airports prestigious location allows for a car hire at Bristol Airport to be one of the most popular onward travel options. With your vehicle you can not only explore Bristol, but also head towards popular Bath and even into south Wales.

    Founded in 1954, Auto Europe is a global car rental broker with the sole aim of finding its customers great and inexpensive car hire quotes and providing excellent customer service. Having partnered with numerous local, national and international car hire suppliers, means that we are able to offer a large fleet of vehicles to choose from, and an abundance of global locations. Along with car hire, we also hire out luxury cars, motorhomes and provide a transfer service. If you have any questions or would like to place a booking, please contact our rental agents on +44 123 3225 114. Have a look at our car hire reviews in Bristol to gain an insight of what previous customers have experience during their rentals.

    Airport Information

    Bristol Airport contains one modern terminal which was opened in 2010. Although the airport is much older, the new terminal with its greater capacity welcomes around 8 million passengers per year to the region. The airport has excellent public transport links to the city and the rest of the UK. Located only 8 miles from Bristol City, Bristol Airport serves national and international flights on a daily basis. Being a smaller international airport also means that getting through check-in and security isn’t as stress laden compared to larger and often busier airports.

    Bristol Airport (BRS)
    Address: Bristol BS48 3DY, United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 871 334 4444
    Airlines operating at Bristol Airport: Numerous airlines currently fly out of Bristol Airport to national and international destinations - these include; Aer Lingus Regional, Aurigny, Blue Islands, easyJet, KLM, Ryanair, TUI Airways, Wizz Air and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Bristol Airport

    Car rental offices are located outside the airport terminal in the Silver Zone car park – Car Rental Centre. This new addition provides a large reception area as well as dedicated drop-off and pick-up areas. A bus service to the Car Rental Centre is in operation daily every ten minutes, 24 hours per day. This makes reaching your car rental at Bristol Airport convenient and stress-free. The shuttle bus can be caught at bus stop 3 outside the main terminal.

    Before you arrive, make sure you have with you the rental voucher, a driving licence, including the International Driving Permit (if required), identification and a credit card for a deposit. Upon picking-up the car, make sure you inspect the vehicle for any marks and issues, noting anything you find of concern on the pick-up slip before leaving. Likewise, during drop-off, make sure you have a member of the car rental staff inspect the vehicle before continuing on your onwards journey.

    Car hire operating hours

    Alamo Car Hire at Bristol Airport Alamo at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 1275 474400
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7am-11:30pm
    Sat-Sun 8:30am-11:30pm
    Avis Car Hire at Bristol Airport Avis at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 344 544 6007
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7am-11:30pm
    Sat 7am-9pm
    Sun 7am-11:30pm
    Budget Car Hire at Bristol Airport Budget at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 344 544 4667
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7am-11:30pm
    Sat 7am-9pm
    Sun 7am-11:30pm
    Europcar Car Hire at Bristol Airport Europcar at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 1275 474 623
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-12am
    Enterprise Car Hire at Bristol Airport Enterprise at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 1275 474400
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7am-11:30pm
    Sat-Sun 8:30am-11:30pm
    Firefly Car Hire at Bristol Airport Firefly at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 843 309 3011
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-11pm
    Green Motion Car Hire at Bristol Airport Green Motion at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 1179 595700
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 6am-9pm
    Keddy Car Hire at Bristol Airport Keddy at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 371 384 3403
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-12am
    National Car Hire at Bristol Airport National at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 1275 474400
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7am-11:30pm
    Sat-Sun 8:30am-11:30pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Bristol Airport Sixt at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 20 7018 8246
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-12am
    Thrifty Car Hire at Bristol Airport Thrifty at Bristol Airport
    Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre,
    Bristol, United Kingdom BS48 3DW

    +44 117 244 4282
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-11pm

    Terminals

    Currently Bristol Airport has one terminal which was opened in March 2000, at a cost of £27 million. With around 8 million annual passengers, the terminal is more than capable of dealing with large numbers of passengers. The airport currently has a total of sixteen gates, but no jetways – this means that passengers have to board an airport bus. Along with online check-in, passengers can also utilise the self-service check-in desks at the airport, the traditional check-in desks and the self-service bag drop facility for those already checked in. It is recommended that you allow up to two hours before your flight departs to check-in.

    Airport Facilities

    Bristol Airport has all the necessary facilities you’d expect from a modern international airport – albeit on a smaller scale. Across both levels you’ll find toilets, baby changing rooms and ATM machines. The mezzanine level consists of mainly bars, restaurants and coffee houses, such as, Frankie & Benny’s, Burger King, EAT, Starbucks and many more. For your enjoyment a roof terrace is also provided. A multi faith area is available on this level. On the lower level, you’ll find the check-in desks, security, departure lounge, passport control, baggage reclaim and arrivals hall.

    How to get to and from Bristol Airport

    Getting to and from Bristol Airport couldn’t be easier. The airport is located just 8 miles from Bristol City Centre – which is perfect for when you rent a car at Bristol Airport. The M5 motorway allows you to reach the airport from both the south and north, whilst the M4 is ideal for those coming from the East. Along with the varied car rental options on offer, reaching the airport by public transport is extremely easy. The National rail network can be reached by a shuttle bus to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station - this provides rail links to the rest of England and Wales. The National Express coach service is available from the airport to various destinations.

    Parking Tips

    For those dropping off passengers, then a drop-off zone is available at the airport. With a 10 minute maximum stay, a covered walkway is also provided directly to the terminal. There are six car parks located at the airport – ideal should you need to park your car hire at Bristol Airport. The Silver Zone car park provides the best value for money, although it is around eight minutes shuttle bus ride away from the terminal. The Long-Stay car park is close to the terminal, a mere four minutes away – ideal for those wishing to leave their car for longer periods.

    A Multi-Storey car park is provided right next to the terminal building, ideal for quick stops, and only three minutes’ walk from the terminal. This car park is covered, secure and with ample spaces. A Premier car park is also located opposite the terminal – perfect for business travellers due to its speed and convenience. Hotel and parking is another great option for business travellers. You can park and stay at the Hampton by Hilton hotel, and then catch a transfer to the terminal. Lastly, a Short-Stay car park is provided opposite the terminal, with a maximum stay of two days. Only two minutes’ walk to the terminal, this car park is recommended for meeting arrivals.

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    Additional Information About Bristol Airport

    Bristol Airport
    Lulsgate Bottom
    North Somerset, United Kingdom BS48 3DY

    IATA Code: BRS
    IACO Code: EGGD
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 51.2258
    Longitude: 2.4309

    General Information: Bristol Airport is located eight miles southwest of Bristol City Centre. The new terminal was opened in 2010 and currently welcomes over eight million passengers yearly. It is currently a focus airport for easyJet, Ryanair, Tui and Aer Lingus Regional.