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Bristol Airport is an international transportation hub for passengers travelling from the South West of England and Wales. With Bristol’s brilliant train links, many choose to take the train over driving to save time and money.
There is no train station at the airport, but it is still easy to travel to Bristol Airport via train. CrossCountry will take you to Bristol Temple Meads Station where you can jump on the Airport Flyer Express and arrive at the airport 30 minutes later.
Benefits of taking the train to Bristol Airport
- Saves you paying for airport parking
- No need to stress about traffic
- Saves you paying for a taxi
- Eco-friendly compared to a car
Save money getting to Bristol Airport by travelling with CrossCountry. Travelling by train means you will save time and money on taxis and airport parking.
Choosing to take the train means you can sit back in spacious and comfortable seating and let us do the hard work for you. There’s no need to worry about traffic, taxi prices or airport parking costs when you travel to the airport by train. Luggage space is provided on our trains, so there is room for your case and we have charging points to top up your devices before your flight.
You can purchase light snacks and hot and cold drinks from our at-seat service, and we even serve alcohol if you want to get in the holiday spirit.
If you buy a CrossCountry Advance Ticket to Bristol Airport, you can get it sent straight to your phone as an e-Ticket. That way, the only thing you need to travel is your mobile phone.
Getting to Bristol Airport by train
Once you have arrived at Bristol Temple Meads Station with CrossCountry, getting to Bristol Airport is easy.
From Bristol Temple Meads Station, the Airport Flyer Express bus service will drop you off at the airport terminal doors in around 30 minutes. The bus leaves up to every 10 minutes and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The price of a return pre-booked adult ticket is between £11 - £15.
To find out about Bristol Station’s accessibility, check out our Bristol Temple Meads guide.
For more information about getting to Bristol Airport, visit Bristol Airport's website.
Our Top Travel Tips
Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:
- Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean to your journey.
- Avoid the ticket office queue by purchasing your ticket on our website, or on our mobile site, and immediately get them sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
- Download the CrossCountry Train Tickets app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
- Bristol hotels – If you have an early or late flight and want to stay in Bristol for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.
Once you have arrived in Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport has a range of shops and restaurants, as well as helpful facilities to ensure your time at the airport is an enjoyable experience.
Shopping in Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport’s shops are open from the first flight of the day to the last, so you can do a spot of shopping whatever time you fly. Some shops even let you reserve your shopping online beforehand and collect it before you fly.
Superdrug has all your travel essentials, perfect for any last-minute items like sun cream and mosquito repellent. Pick up magazines, drinks and snacks for your flight at WHSmith, and head to The Bookshop at WHSmith for a gripping thriller or trashy read for your sunbed.
Ladies can add some bling to their holiday wardrobe at Accessorize, selling the latest women’s fashion accessories. And you’ll also find a Claire’s Accessories to treat your little princess too.
For something for all the family, head to Traveller, where you’ll find all the major brands and latest fashion under one roof. Alternatively, JDSports sells the latest footwear and sports fashion at tax free prices.
You can’t skip World Duty Free for more tax-free goodies like perfume and liquor. Why not treat yourself before you fly with a complimentary beauty service – from a 2-minute eye design at Lancôme to a complete 20-minute makeover at YSL?
Restaurants in Bristol Airport
There’s lots of options for food and drink at Bristol Airport, so you can fuel up before you fly. Grab some get-up-and-go at Starbucks or a coffee and croissant from Soho Coffee Co. Or, Upper Crust has great sandwiches to take on board or to enjoy before you take off.
Dexters is a great choice for families, offering half sizes of favourite dishes at half the price for kids, alongside award-winning menus including salads and burgers. They also have vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary requirements. If you want to quickly grab a drink and bite before your flight, head to Brunel Bar and Kitchen, providing a wide range of food to keep everyone happy.
For something a little bit fancier to kick start your trip in style, head to the Cabin Bar, which offers fine wine, craft beers and locally sourced food. It even includes a stylish outdoor terrace with retractable roof, to enjoy come rain or shine.
You will also find a Burger King within the departure lounge, for all the fast food lovers out there.
Amenities in Bristol Airport
As well as a selection of shops and restaurants, Bristol Airport has many facilities designed to improve your airport experience.
You can receive up to two hours free WiFi in the terminal, with a charge for longer periods and VPN access.
There are printing services available in the check-in area should you need to print your tickets.
If you’re travelling on business, it might be useful to know there are a selection of conference and meeting room facilities available for hire. These are based in the Bristol Airport Administration Building
Enjoy peace of mind with their Fast Track Security priority service. For just £3.95, you get more time to relax and get on with enjoying your trip.
You’ll find baby changing facilities throughout the terminal, either in, or close to, the ladies toilets.
There are two airport lounges, the Aspire Lounge and the AspirePlus Lounge, where you can pay to relax before you fly.