Travel directions to Bristol airport

On this page you can plan your trip to Bristol airport. Here you can also find other useful tips about travelling through United Kingdom by car.

Address information

Bristol airport

Carlyle House, Lower Ground Floor
235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road
SW1V1EJ London, UNITED KINGDOM

Traffic Information:

Bristol Airport is located 8 miles (12.9km) south of the city centre. The airport has just 1 terminal which is easily accessed via the closest main roads: A38 and the A370.

Please follow the signs to the location of the airport.

If you’re using satnav the postcodes are:
Main Terminal: BS48 3DY

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Under normal weather and traffic conditions you can roughly assume the following travel times:

Bristol -> Bristol Airport (BRS) 8.6 miles / 0:14 hours
Bath -> Bristol Airport (BRS) 19 miles / 0:40 hours
Cardiff -> Bristol Airport (BRS) 48.9 miles / 0:55 hours
Exeter -> Bristol Airport (BRS) 70.2 miles / 1:15 hours
Bournemouth -> Bristol Airport (BRS) 77 miles / 2:00 hours


On the road information:

Safety is important when traveling by car. So we recommend checking your vehicle for technical defects before going on a long trip. Please check your lights, fuel, cooland, engine oil and tire pressure to reduce the chances of accidents or car trouble as much as possible.

Petrol stations

You can easily find petrol, diesel, LPG, or electrical charging stations alongside the road. However when you drive into a built up area LPG, or electrical charging stations might be harder to find. LPG is due to safety reasons not always available in those areas and many stations have not been upgraded with electrical charging yet.

Roadside assistance

It is advisable to have your roadside assistance company saved on your mobile phone. You never know when you might need it. Especially when you have to catch a plane you want to be helped as soon as possible and not waist time on looking for a phone number.

Maximum Speed

We Like to remind you of the following speed limits:

  • Motorway: 70 miles per hour
  • Dual carriageway: 70 miles per hour
  • Single carriageway: 60 miles per hour
  • Single-track road: 60 miles per hour
  • Built-up areas: 30 miles per hour

Please check traffic conditions before you leave. And pay attention to any road contruction.

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