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To ensure that you are happy when you sit in your hire car at Bristol Airport, we have compiled some useful information for you. We hope that this information helps to make your visit to Bristol Airport as easy as possible.

To the best of our knowledge the information here is as accurate as possible but please double check before relying on it.



/// location and petrol stations


5.7 million passengers fly through Bristol Airport each year. Flights go to over 100 destinations across 30 countries. Bristol Airport is 8 miles south of Bristol City centre. It's postcode is BS48 3DY. It is easily accesible from both the M5 and the M4 making it an ideal place to hire a car from if you want to explore the SW of England. Bristol itself has lots for you to explre and has a bustling night life focused around the old dock area. The airport offers travellers 30 minutes free wifi.

Drive times and distances from Bristol Airport


// Bath - 19.9 mi, 39mins

// Weston Super-Mare- 14.4 mi, 28mins

// Cardif- 47.2mi, 1 hour 2mins

// Exeter - 73.6mi, 1hour 16min

Nearest Petrol Stations to Bristol Airport


// Shell, Bridgewater Rd Service Station, BS41 8JP

// Texaco Service Station, 73-75 Station Rd, BS48 3LH

// Shell, Winford Rd, BS40 8HJ

// Morrisons. Peterson Ave, BS13 0BE

/// Car Hire Companies @ Bristol Airport


Car hire at Bristol Airport is provided by 6 of the large car rental companies. Avis, Europcar, National, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise. The car hire area is located just outside of the terminal building in font of the longstay carpark.


/// Bristol Airport address and phone number


Bristol Airport 
BS48 3DY

General enquiries:0871 334 4444 

Lost property: +44 (0)1275 473573?

/// 5 places to take your hire car in bristol


There is so much to do in a nd around Bristol that having a list of just things doen's even begin to touch the surface. However we thought we would have a go at advising you of a few things that you could do. So you have rented a car from the airport, and maybe you have some time to kill or a spare day, here are some suggesitons for you. In no particular order:

1. Go to Ashton Court Disc Golf Course. Disk golf is golf witha frisbee instead of balls and clubs. Obviously you don't have to throw a frisbee down a hole, in fact you have to throw a frisbee at a metal target. It is suitable for all ages and the best bit - it's free. So set you SatNav, Ashton Court Estate | Ashton Road, Bristol BS41 9LXEngland. You can call them on 07986461345. The course is in Ashton Court which initself is a great place to visit to.

2. Drive over to the SS Great Britain and take a trip back in time. They claim it is the ship that changed the world. It really is worth a visit. Yo ucan go beneath the waterline and see through the glass hull. You can experience life on a Victorian liner. Next door is the Brunel Institute and David MacGregor Library, a maritime library and archive. You can see some of Brunel's original drawings. Set the SatNav: Great Western Dockyard | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY  

3. For some of the best views in the CIty, visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge. You can park nearby and take in the spectacular views of the River Avon Valley. The bridge is 702-foot-long, and 250-foot-high. Even though it was built in 1836 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it still stands as solid as the day it was built. Set the SatNav: Suspension Bridge Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AP

4. Cheddar Gorge is just a short drive from Bristol Airport. In fact it is 11 miles down the A38. The gorge has dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and caverns filled with stalectites below. There is just too much to write about Cheddar Gorge here, so instead go and take a look. Here is the postcode: BS27 3QF

5. Not that we want you to leave the tremendous city of Bristol, but it is worth taking your hire car to another exceptional city that is close by - Bath. Bath is a 20 mile drive from Bristol Airport and there is so much to do there that again we can't do it justice here. Set your SatNav to: Bath.