Holidays from Bristol Airport

Your next adventure starts here with holidays from Bristol Airport. Flying more than 7 million passengers a year to desired destinations and proudly serving the South West and Wales since 1930. Whether you’re heading off with your family, getting away with friends, or celebrating just the two of you, start your holiday from Bristol Airport.

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Your gateway to the world since 1949

Formerly known as Bristol Lulsgate Airport when it served as a runway for post-war airlines back in 1949, this airport has since spent £24 million on enhancing holidaymakers’ experience.

Big on charity, Bristol Airport has in fact raised over £340,000 over the years. Selecting one lucky charity a year, this generous airport dedicates time and resources into raising money and this year it has been the British Heart Foundations’ Heart of Bristol.

They even support local community projects such as The Bristol Airport Environmental Improvement Fund which helps improve surrounding areas. In total, they’ve donated £1 million since 2012 to local community projects.

Taking on 90 destinations

Named the most punctual airport in the UK in 2023, it’s clear to see that Bristol Airport has something to brag about. Plus, with flights from Bristol Airport heading to over 90 destinations – what’s not to brag about?

Flights from Bristol Airport will take you to all your European favourites like Austria, Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and so many more, as well as those mid haul destinations including Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde. You can also embark on those long haul journeys from Bristol Airport where you’ll end up in stunning destinations like Rio, Cape Town or Chicago.

Whether you fancy an All Inclusive week away or are searching for a cheap holiday from Bristol Airport, your favourite airlines are ready and waiting to take you there.

Head to sun soaked beaches with TUI or let First Choice take you to the year-round sun of the Canary Islands or explore the Christmas markets in Krakow. Working with over 50 tour operators, you’re provided with an endless amount of choice from Bristol Airport.

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Making the most of your airport facilities

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your pre-boarding experience will be relaxing, stress-free and fun at Bristol Airport. After all, a bit of shopping and dining before jetting off to your chosen destination couldn’t really get any better.

Shop for all your favourite perfumes and beauty products in World Duty Free, get the latest accessories in Accessorize and those trendy trainers you’ve been waiting to get from JD Sports. With the Reserve & Collect service you can shop as much as you like for up to 30 days before your flight and then you simply collect it once you arrive at the airport. You’re saving money and saving time – ideal!

If you’ve got time to kill before security, grab a coffee from Caffe Nero or a fresh pastry from Ritazza. Once you’re on the other side, there’s a vast selection of cafes and restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat, fine wine or a craft beer – after all, you’re on holiday, right?

You’ll only find top-notch facilities at Bristol Airport. Forgot to change your money? Head to the bureaux de change offering 80 currencies at competitive rates. What’s more, make the most of your pre-flight wait in one of the airport lounges. Escape Lounge gives you somewhere peaceful to relax with a glass of fizz, some light bites to eat and of course, Wi-Fi, or for somewhere a little more premium, the 1903 Lounge is adults-only, has plush seats, complimentary drinks and bespoke menus offering delicious treats.

Frequently asked questions about Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is just 10 minutes away from Bristol city centre, making it ideal for all transport links and easy to get to.

Situated just off the M5 and M4, just follow the sat-nav to postcode BS48 3DY. The airport is well signposted so don’t worry if the sat-nav decides to have technical issues.

Getting the train is one of the easiest ways to access the airport grounds, people from all over the country can make their way to Bristol Temple Meads railway station which is 12 kilometres from the airport. Then, find the Airport Flyer Express which leaves every 10 minutes from the station and drops you right outside the terminal doors. This service will also be waiting for you upon your return and runs 24 hours a day.

Working with coach operators such as National Express, Bath Bus Company, Falcon Service and A2 service, getting a bus or coach to the airport is one of the most convenient ways to start your holidays from Bristol Airport.

The parking at Bristol Airport couldn’t be simpler. 

The Silver zone car park is the cheapest option, simply park up, drop off your keys and jump on the free shuttle bus to the terminal doors. There’s a variety of other options much closer to the terminal, varying from a 1 minute walk to 15 minutes. 

For ultimate speed and convenience, the Meet and Greet service is the premium option. Simply hand over your keys and booking reference number and off you go. When you return, your car will be waiting for you right there. You must book this car park in advance.

Browse great airport parking deals at Holiday Extras for hassle-free and reliable booking.

Sometimes staying in a hotel the night before your flight can change the entire start to your holiday, and there’s plenty of hotels near Bristol Airport for you to do this.

A stay at the Hampton by Hilton will see you just 250 metres from the terminal. Enjoy comfortable air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, bar and restaurant all waiting to get you in the holiday spirit. 

There’s even more local accommodation just two minutes away from the airport to suit all budgets and personalities. Staying the night once you return can also be a handy way to ensure you’re not travelling tired, or even giving you time to check out the local sights.