New Route: From October 31st 2010 Flybe will operat flights from Bristol to Belfast City Airport.

Bristol International Airport handles nearly 5 million passengers a year. The original airport opened in 1930 with a new terminal. Land side there are plenty of places offering hot and cold snacks and drinks at Burger King, Subway, a coffee bar and the Brunel Bar, while air side, those taking flights from Bristol airport will find a coffee bar, Starbucks and bars as well as a selection of shops such as Superdrug and WH Smith. There are several car hire companies based at Bristol Airport.

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Parking facilities in and around Bristol Airport

The airport provides short and long stay parking, although long stay spaces are limited. Advance booking is advisable when planning flights from Bristol airport.

Three long stay parks are within a few minutes drive of Bristol Airport with courtesy buses running regularly.

With the Bristol Meet and Greet service, you can drop your car at the terminal and have it driven to a secure compound for you. There are also special assistance bays located at the terminal. There is a motorcycle park with free parking. Short stay is located close to the terminal but cannot be booked in advance.

Airport distance from Bristoltown and other notable surrounding locations
Bristol Airport is located 8 miles south of Bristol centre on the A38, accessible from the north and south via the M5 and from the east and west via the M4.

Transport links to Bristol Airport

Bristol Temple Meads is the closest station to the airport, with a shuttle bus service running every 15 minutes at peak periods.

You can connect to the Bristol International Flyer from Bristol Bus station, from where National Coaches run. There is also a 24 hour taxi service when taking flights from Bristol Airport.

Conference and other business facilities at Bristol Airport

There is a Servisair executive lounge available to all domestic and European flight passengers with complimentary drinks, newspapers and magazines at Bristol Airport. Business facilities are provided including internet, emailing, fax, phone, plasma screen TV, WiFi internet and credit card phone.
Children under 12 do not have access, and there is a smart dress code in this area.

There is also a choice of conference and meeting room facilities at Bristol Airport. Included in room rates are tea and coffee, mineral water, projectors and flip charts, TV and video display screens. Photocopying, internet access and fax are provided at an additional charge.

Bristol town Information

The largest city in the south west, Bristol is a mix of old and contemporary architecture, with fine Georgian buildings in the Clifton area. It is famous for its industrial heritage which includes the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain; the world’s first ocean going propeller driven iron ship, which was launched in 1843. It is steeped in colonial history, its port having been used to import and export cargo.

The docks have been recently renovated. With an excellent university and well regarded media presence it has long been a centre for the arts. Bristol has a good selection of bars, pubs, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs as well as theatres, arts centres and museums.

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery contains a magnificent collection of archaeology, Egyptology, and natural history, housed in a beautiful building.
Visitors can ride on one of its largest exhibits, Britain’s only dockside steam train, which departs from Brunel’s SS Great Britain every 40 minutes.

Tickets for the SS Great Britain allow unlimited access for a year to the Maritime Heritage Centre, dry dock and museum, and you can sail around Bristol’s historic harbour on John Cabot’s ship, The Matthew. Visitors have access to an audio guide available in several languages.

There are a variety of ways of seeing the city, including walking guided tours, bus tours and even a hot air balloon trip. You can take a boat trip along the Avon Gorge and under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and sail by paddle steamer, or simply take a cruise boat trip.

There are boat trips available in the Tangaroa, and 82 foot long sailing ship, taking you to Cardiff, Cornwall, Devon and France, journeys ranging from one hour to two weeks long.

There are many magnificent historic houses worth visiting. The Georgian Court and The Red Lodge are located in the West End, Clevedon Court is in nearby Clevedon, Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate are found in Henbury, while further a field in North Somerset can be seen Tyntesfield House, to name but a few.

For shopping sprees Boadmead and The Mall Bristol are located in the city centre with an extensive range of shops, while on the outskirts lies The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, containing 135 stores and 17 cafes.

Designer clothes, antiques and arts and crafts can be found in the elegant suburbs in Bristol’s Westend, Clifton and Whiteladies Road, while the Eastside has an exciting range of Asian and Caribbean influenced shops. There are several theatres in Bristol including The Old Vic, Hippodrome and Redgrave, as well as the Tobacco Factory.

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