Bristol International Airport
Address: Bristol BS48 3DY, United Kingdom
Phone number: 0371 334 4444
Owner: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
IATA airport code: BRS
ICAO airport code: EGGD
Alias: Bristol International Airport and Bristol Lulsgate Airport
BRS Arrivals today
About Bristol International Airport Arrivals
Bristol airport is located south of the city in North Somerset. It is a commercial airport serving mainly the people of Bristol city. It ranks in the top 10 busiest airports in the UK with nearly 9 million passengers a year. The airlines Ryanair and Easyjet operate the most flights. There is 1 runway and also 1 terminal.
The first airport near Bristol existed since the late 1920s. Not much later there were even 3 small airports around the city. The most important eventually turned out to be Whitchurch airport, which was also used during the war. After the war there were some more flights, but there was a lack of space to make the runway longer. The airport moved to a new location and was renamed Bristol Lulsgate Airport. A terminal and control tower was built. The runway was extended not much later. By the time it was 1980 there were even 17 different charter airlines. Still, the airport made a loss. With a new manager it turned a profit within a few years. An international Bristol departure lounge was also added in 1984. You could also go shopping with duty-free. A few years later, a new concourse was added to the terminal to accommodate more aircraft. Passenger numbers increased with a new renovation around the millennium. For the first time, it passed 2 million passengers a year. More airlines were added that started to use the airport as a hub, such as Ryanair. The numbers quickly rose to 6 and even 9 million in 2019.
Flights to Bristol Airport
The most popular route is to Schiphol Amsterdam followed by Dublin and Edinburgh. Behind that the Spanish cities will complete the list. These are Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante. Many of the Bristol Airport arrivals are with the low cost airlines like Easyjet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and TUI Airways. Important carriers for the routes Amsterdam and Dublin are KLM and Aer Lingus Regional. Some other busy flight routes:
- GLA – Glasgow
- FAO – Faro
- EDI – Edinburgh
- BCN – Barcelona
- GVA – Geneva
- TFS – Tenerife South
- BFS – Belfast International
- ACE – Lanzarote
With the exception of the year 2009, there has been an annual increase in passengers since 1997 with an amount of 8,964,242 last year. This will of course not be achieved in 2020 due to the corona virus when only 2,194,524 passed by. Around the same number of passengers were in the year 2021 at BRS airport.
Terminal Bristol Airport
Bristol airport has 1 runway of 2,060 meters (6,670 ft) for its Bristol airport flight arrivals. It is a short runway for an international airport. As a result, not the largest aircraft will land here. However, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will pass by. There is 1 terminal with several floors. Bristol Airport arrivals will end up on the ground floor, both domestic and international Bristol flight arrivals.
Terminal map arrivals area
Bristol Airport is located southwest of the city of Bristol. It is half an hour driving to the center (Castle Park). The airport is most easily reached via the A38 road to city center. Driving via the A370 you will easily arrive at the airport via Brockley Combe Rd. To Cardiff: Join the M5 from the A38, Barrow St, B3130, Belmont Hill/B3129, … and Mill Ln. Take the M49 and M4 to Eastern Ave/A48 in Cardiff. Continue onto Eastern Ave/A48. Drive onto Newport Rd/A4161 in Cardiff.
- You can also take the bus (Flyer Express) to the airport. The Bristol Airport Flyer bus service runs from Temple Meads train station or Bristol bus station to the airport. They call this route the A1. There is also an A2 service from Weston and a direct A3 route from West railway station. If you want to travel to the airport from Bristol’s suburbs, you can take the A4 bus.
- Of course there are also a possibility to travel by taxi. They are standing outside the Bristol airport arrivals hall. When having a rit met arrow taxi, the prices are fixed.
- Car rental (Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget etc.). After the Bristol arrivals hall counters of different companies are able to rent a car with.
- Silver Zone Car Park: This is the most economical option. It is a 5 minute drive south of the airport. There is a shuttle bus to and from Silver Zone every 15 minutes.
- Multi-Storey Car Park: Located near the terminal building 3 minutes walk. Here you can park covered in wide parking spaces. Take into account a 2.1m height restriction.
- Long Stay Car Park: the largest parking lot within walking distance of the terminal (5-15 minutes walk, depending on where you are because it is elongated). Park here if you want to leave your car for a week. This will cost around £113.
- Short Stay & Pick Up: near the terminal and park here for £10 for the first hour increasing to £45 for the day. Each additional day costs £19.
- Meet & Greet Parking Premium Concierge Service: Leave your car to be parked so you can quickly continue your journey.
- Drop & Go: ideal for a pick up or drop off. Up to 10 mins costs £5 and gradually increases to £20 per hour.
- Hotel & Parking: very handy if you have an early flight and you want to stay close to the airport. Park your car at one of the available parking spaces near the Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport Hotel and stay 1 night. The car may remain until the reserved departure.
The Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport Hotel is most often used when staying close to the airport. A very handy advantage is that you can book including parking for the time that you are on a business trip or holiday. Furthermore, there are mainly B&Bs in the area such as Acorns. Many of the better hotels will take you to the center of Bristol which is about half an hour’s drive away. Some options:
- Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
- DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre
- Hotel du Vin Bristol
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol
- The Bristol Hotel