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How to get from Bristol Airport to Temple Meads

Bristol Temple Meads is the oldest and largest train station in England. Opened in 1840, this railway station was designed by British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. From Bristol Temple Meads Station, you can make your way to almost anywhere in the city as it’s a major transport hub.

There are two different ways to get from Bristol airport to Temple Meads station; taxi and bus. Taking a Bristol airport taxi is the most comfortable and quickest way to travel as it takes just 16 minutes to reach Temple Meads and costs €29 (£24 GBP) for up to 4 passengers. A more budget-friendly option is to take the Airport Flyer bus, which costs €10 (£8 GBP) one-way but takes around 25 minutes to reach the station.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €29 16min 24/7
Bus €20 25min 05:58–00:10

How to get from Bristol airport to Temple Meads by taxi

Taking a Bristol airport taxi or private car is the fastest and most reliable way to get from Bristol airport to Temple Meads station. Taxis are available 24/7 from the airport and take just 16 minutes to reach the train station.

Cost of a taxi from Bristol airport to Bristol Temple Meads station

There’s no official set-rate fare for the journey from Bristol airport to Temple Meads. You will be charged based on a few different factors, such as the number of passengers, the time of day, and the type of car you choose, but the average cost is around €29 (£24 GBP).

Cost

€29 (£24 GBP)

Trip Duration

16 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bristol airport.

Where do I get the Bristol airport shuttle to Temple Meads?

You can find the taxi rank just outside of the arrivals hall at Bristol airport. Take the exit opposite Caffe Ritazza.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Bristol airport to Temple Meads is the most convenient and comfortable transfer option. They are available 24/7 and take just 16 minutes to reach the door of the train station. Choosing to take a taxi eliminates the need to wait in the cold for public transport or drag your heavy luggage to the Coach Park.

Editor’s Note

Taxis at Bristol airport are extremely affordable compared to most other cities in England.

Useful Tips

You can agree on a price before beginning your journey with some taxi companies.
You can bring up to 4 passengers in a standard Bristol airport taxi.
You must wear your seatbelt at all times while in the taxi by law.

How to get from Bristol airport to Bristol Temple Meads by bus

The Airport Flyer bus runs from Bristol airport to Bristol Temple Meads daily from 05:58 to 00:10. The journey time is 25 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €10 (£8 GBP), making it a good budget option for solo travellers.

How much is the bus from Bristol airport to Temple Meads?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the Bristol Airport Flyer bus is €10 (£8 GBP)
for adults and €7 (£6 GBP) for children. You can purchase your tickets online in advance or from the bus driver as you get on the bus.

Cost

€10 (£8 GBP)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the Airport Flyer bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Airport Flyer bus runs from 05:58 to 00:10.

Where do I find the bus from Bristol airport to Temple Meads?

The Coach Park is where the Airport Flyer leaves from. To find the Coach Park, follow the signs for the Multi-Story Carpark, the buses can be found adjacent to it.

Convenience

Although a little cheaper than a taxi, taking the bus from Bristol airport to Temple Meads Train Station isn’t the most convenient transfer option. You will need to wait up to 20 minutes in the cold for the bus, and if you land after 00:10, the bus stops running, so you will need to find alternate transportation.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with a family of 4 or a group of friends, taking the bus could work out more costly than taking a private taxi. In this case, I suggest splitting the cost of a taxi and enjoying the convenience of a private ride.

Useful Tips

There's free WiFi on the bus.
You can purchase your tickets from the bus driver in cash and by card.
Children under the age of 4 travel for free on the Airport Flyer bus.

Frequently asked questions

How much is taxi from Bristol Airport to Temple Meads?

The quickest way to get from Bristol airport to Bristol Temple Meads is by taking a Bristol airport taxi. However, there’s no set-rate fare for this journey. The average cost is €29 (£24 GBP), but this could increase depending on the number of passengers, the time of day, the company you choose to travel with and the vehicle type.

How far is Bristol airport to Bristol Temple Meads?

The distance from Bristol airport to Temple Meads is 13.5 km. Taking a taxi or Bristol airport shuttle to the train station will take 16 minutes and the Airport Flyer bus will take 25 minutes.

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