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How to get from Bristol Airport to Bristol City Center

The eclectic city of Bristol is known for its contribution to the arts and sciences, fascinating museums, vibrant harbour and amazing architecture. If you’re a history buff, an art fanatic or a culture lover, you’re bound to fall head over heels for Bristol.

There are two different transfer options from Bristol airport to Bristol city; taxi or bus. Taking a Bristol airport taxi is quick and easy, with a journey time of just 20 minutes, and it’s actually quite affordable at around €36 (£30 GBP). Taking the Airport Flyer bus is more economic at just €10 (£8 GBP) one-way, but it does take at least 36 minutes to reach Bristol.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €36 20min 24/7
Bus €20 36min 24/7

How to get from Bristol airport to Bristol City by taxi

There are no Bristol airport trains, so taking a private car or Bristol airport taxi is the fastest way to travel. The journey from Bristol airport to the city center is just 20 minutes and the cost is quite reasonable compared to many other major cities in England.

Cost of a taxi from Bristol airport to the city center

There’s no set fare for transport from Bristol airport to Bristol city center. You will be charged based on a few factors, such as the number of passengers, the company you choose to travel with, the journey time and the time of day. However, the average cost of a taxi from Bristol airport to Bristol city is €36 (£30 GBP).

Cost

€36 (£30 GBP)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convince
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bristol airport.

Where do I find a Bristol airport transfer?

There’s one taxi rank at Bristol airport located outside of the arrivals hall. Walk towards the special assistance desk and take the exit door opposite Caffe Ritazza.

Convenience

Whether you’re travelling in the heat of summer, a cold winter night or during a rainy afternoon, taking a taxi as your Bristol airport transfer is the only way to get directly from the door of the airport to the door of your hotel without long waiting times. Travel in comfort by taking a quick and convenient Bristol airport taxi.

Editor’s Note

Splitting the cost of a taxi between just 3 people makes it the same cost as the public transport, but it's much more comfortable and convenient.

Useful Tips

The cost of a taxi will depend on the company you choose and the vehicle type.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey if you didn't decide on a price beforehand.
You can bring up to 4 people in standard a Bristol airport taxi.

How to get from Bristol airport to Bristol city by bus

The Airport Flyer bus runs from Bristol airport to the city centre of Bristol 24 hours a day. The journey time is around 36 minutes and the cost is very affordable for solo travellers at €10 (£8 GBP) one-way.

How much is the bus from Bristol airport to Bristol city center?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Airport Flyer bus from Bristol airport to the city center is €10 (£8 GBP) for adults and €7 (£6 GBP) for children between the ages of 4 and 15. You can purchase your tickets from the driver on the bus or book them online in advance.

Cost

€10 (£8 GBP)

Trip Duration

36 Min.

There's an average waiting time of 20 minutes for the Airport Flyer bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Bristol airport bus is available 24/7.

Where do I find the Bristol airport bus?

The Bristol Airport Flyer bus leaves from the Coach Park, a short walk from the terminal building. As you leave the arrivals hall, follow the signs for the Multi-Storey Car Park, the Coach Park is adjacent to it.

Convenience

If you’re travelling on a tight budget and are a solo traveller, taking the Airport Flyer bus could be a good transfer option for you as they are available 24/7. However, as tickets aren’t incredibly cheap and the journey time is much longer than that of a taxi, it’s not the most convenient.

Editor’s Note

For single travellers, the Bristol airport bus is a much cheaper transfer option. However, if you're travelling with a group of 3 people or more, splitting the cost of a taxi will work out the same price or cheaper than the bus.

Useful Tips

To save, you can purchase a family ticket and receive a discount when travelling in a group of two children and two adults.
Children under the age of 4 travel for free on the bus.
You can pay by card for your ticket on the bus.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Bristol Airport to Bristol city center?

There are two different modes of transport from Bristol airport to Bristol, taxi or bus. There are no trains from Bristol airport. Taking a Bristol airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to travel as it takes just 20 minutes to reach the city center and costs around €36 (£30 GBP) for up to 4 passengers. Taking the Airport Flyer bus is a cheaper option as it costs €10 (£8 GBP) per person and is available 24/7. However, the bus does take longer to reach Bristol, with a journey time of at least 36 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Bristol Airport to Bristol city centre?

The local taxi drivers don’t charge one set fare for the journey from Bristol airport to Bristol city center. You will be charged based on a few things, such as the time of day, the number of passengers, the company you travel with and the vehicle type. However, the average cost is around €36 (£30 GBP). If you’d prefer the peace of mind a set-rate fare gives, you can book your Bristol airport transfer in advance with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups.

How far is it from Bristol airport to city center?

Bristol airport is located 13 km from the city centre. Choosing a taxi for your Bristol airport transfer will take you 20 minutes to reach the city center, whereas the Airport Flyer bus will take 36 minutes.

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