Car Rental at Bristol Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
With Skyscanner, you can search and compare available car rental companies serving Bristol Airport in England, United Kingdom, even before arriving. Find the one that appeals to your needs and preferences, and pre-book a car rental service. Upon arrival at Bristol Airport, you will have nothing to worry about other than picking up your rental car and continuing on to your journey.
Where to rent a car at Bristol Airport
Six car rental companies are based on-site at Bristol Airport, with their desks located all within easy walking distance from the main terminal building. These car rental companies include Budget, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Enterprise. The said companies have online booking and telephone booking possibilities, and some of them have 'book-on-arrival' options for travellers who have not yet arranged for their rental cars to be used on their journey. Some of the car rental companies mentioned also offer several discounts and deals that are exclusive to online users, while some offer quotes and discounts via phone.
What to expect when renting a car from Bristol Airport
Some of the roads that surround Bristol Airport include the A38 and the West Lane, Downside Road, Brockley Combe Road, and the A370. The said roads are non-toll roads, and are easily navigable without much traffic. Along the A38, there are several hotels you can stay in, before heading on to the city. The nearest city from the airport meanwhile is Bristol, reachable through the A38 towards Redcliff Street and St. Thomas Street. Within central Bristol, there are also a number of hotels, along with restaurants and several shops.
Driving around Bristol Airport
The Bristol city centre is the nearest one from the Bristol Airport. Reached by travelling to the A38, Bristol is easily accessed from the airport, without much heavy traffic or other difficulties. Other areas of importance near the airport include Redcliffe, Bedminster, Maiden head, Long Ashton, and others, which are all sections of Bristol itself. Upon reaching central Bristol, travellers will only experience heavy traffic at certain sections (A4044, a section of Marsh Street and Marlborough Street, and others) at certain periods of time (during rush hours; between 8:00-10:00 in the morning and late in the afternoon until early evening). Majority of the day, there are no issues on this, and the roads are fairly well-maintained. Be careful of certain intersections within the city that are tight, along with the crossing railways along the A38.
Getting to your destination
A global superpower that is home to some of the world's best people, places, and scenes, London is a must-visit for travellers especially those who came a long way to the United Kingdom.
London can be reached from the Bristol Airport by following the A38 and A4044 to M32 in Bristol, then driving towards the M4 to the Great West Road/A4 to London. Continuing through the A4, travellers will reach London by arriving to The Mall, the biggest shopping complex in London and an important landmark in the country. Tolls ahead in the A4; the journey will last for about three hours including anticipated traffic times.
An elegant and vibrant university city in central southern England, Oxford draws its life from the iconic namesake university located in the area, along with the city's medieval centre – which is called the 'City of Dreaming Spires' by poet Matthew Arnold.
Get to Oxford by following A38 and A4044 to M32 in Bristol from the airport, and then driving from the M4 to Swindon. Take exit 15 from the airport, and then follow A419 to St. Aldate's Street to enter Oxford. No tolls are ahead, and travel time should be one hour and 50 minutes, including anticipated traffic times. Be careful of the construction sites ahead.
The name of this city invokes what it really is made of – Roman baths that have drawn royals during the ancient times. Its Georgian architecture does not come unnoticed too, along with its history-filled streets that are wonders as well.
Bath can be reached by heading east from the airport towards the B3130, all the way to Moorledge Road, A368, and A39 to Devonshire Villas.