Bristol Airport, serves the county of Somerset and its motto is ‘Amazing Journeys Start Here’. It is the 9th busiest airport in the UK with over 5 million passengers, every year. With car hire at Bristol Airport, the city of Bristol is an easy drive taking the A38 for 14 km.
Bristol Airport has one main terminal with a walkway to 8 pre-boarding zones. Popular destinations include Ireland and Europe as well as flights within the UK. Many of the flights are operated by charter or budget airlines. There is a customer information point for all your enquiries at the airport and internet desks are available, if you wish to surf the net whilst you wait for your flight. Free Wi-Fi access is available if you have a laptop or mobile phone. For all your money needs, there are 3 currency exchange bureaus and 6 ATMs. The airport has 7 shops in total including WHSmith and Superdrug and you can buy duty free items at World Duty Free. There is also the Flying Visit convenience store for all those last minute items required for your journey. If you need to get something to eat, there are 9 food outlets. You can have a drink and snack at Bar Zero9 or have sandwiches from Subway or for something more substantial try Dexter’s or the Seafood Bar.
Bristol is considered the capital of the West Country and has a strong maritime history. You can see the Brunel’s magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge and take a ferry trip around the harbour. To find out more about the city, take part in the interactive exhibition At Bristol or visit Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. In the old city centre you can visit the Corn Exchange, St Peter’s Church and Bristol Cathedral. Browse for bargains at St Nicholas Market or take a stroll through Castle Park. For nature lovers, there is Bristol Zoo and Gardens and the Blue Reef Aquarium and IMAX cinema. For something different, take a Pirate Walk around the harbour or visit Brunel’s steam liner, the SS Great Britain. Out and about with your car hire in Bristol you can visit the historic city of Bath or head for the sandy beaches of Weston-Super-Mare. Drive out to the incredible ancient monument of Stonehenge and explore the rolling countryside of Somerset. Wales and the city of Cardiff are just a short drive away.