Bristol Airport Taxi and Transfer Services
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Bristol airport taxis
Bristol International Airport was opened in 2000 by Princess Anne and is situated at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset, 8 miles from the city centre. In 2008 it was the ninth busiest airport in the UK and the fastest growing in the country. Flights are available to various domestic and European destinations as well as to Egypt and New York. There is only one terminal building with Arrivals and Check-in on the ground floor.
There are official Bristol Airport taxi companies located at the airport and, if you have not made arrangements beforehand, you can book a transfer at the desk in the covered walkway between the terminal building and the car park. However, a pre-booked airport taxi is often cheaper, and you shouldn't have to wait around for your taxi.
Depending on which company you use, your driver will either be at the Arrivals Hall with a name board or in the Rapid Pick Up Car Park. There is no official meeting point at Bristol but the Information Desk near Check-in and Arrivals on the ground floor is popular.
If you need a child seat make sure you discuss this at the time of booking and give as much notice as possible.
For large groups travelling together a minibus makes financial sense and there is a wide variety of vehicles available, from 6 seaters through to mini coaches seating 18, all of which have adequate room for luggage. If you are a large group which fancies something totally different there are Hummer Limo-style vehicles which seat up to 16 with plenty room in the boot or an optional luggage trailer. They are available in white, black or even pink and come with unusual extras such as a smoke machine, fibre optic lighting and mirrored ceiling, as well as the more pedestrian features such as TV, CD, and DVD players. Prices are comparable to a minibus.
If you fancy arriving in style and prefer something a little more subtle than the stretch Hummer, then a standard luxury taxi such as a BMW, Mercedes or Chrysler will cost around £50. The norm is leather seats, air conditioning, sat nav, power points for laptops and smartly dressed drivers who will in all likelihood have signed a confidentiality agreement. Most firms will be happy to discuss your personal requirements such as drinks, snacks, newspapers, DVD players, and champagne, although some of this will incur an extra charge.
A large number of taxi firms in Bristol have joined together to fill taxis which would otherwise return from the airport empty. This way the passenger gets a bargain, the taxi company gets some extra revenue and everyone’s green conscience is that little bit clearer. For more information on the scheme run a search on the internet.
Bristol Council licenses both taxis and minicabs. Drivers of both categories of vehicle must pass a taxi driving test, a Bristol knowledge test, a medical and a CRB check so you should be safe whichever type of licensed vehicle you choose for your airport transfer. All hackney carriages have to be capable of transporting a person seated in a wheelchair comfortably. As always, mini cabs cannot be flagged down but must be booked in advance through the company’s office. Both taxis and mini cabs must display the relevant badge showing that it is properly licensed.
Many taxi companies are happy to provide account facilities to regular users, subject to credit checks. More information can be obtained by phoning the individual companies.
The journey to or from the airport takes around 20 minutes according to traffic, and costs in the region of £25, increasing for early mornings and night transfers.
Taxi rank at Bristol Airport
There is one taxi rank at Bristol Airport which can be found be found just outside the arrivals/exit closest to the special assistance desk, opposite Caffe Ritazza. This taxi rank predominantly operated by Arrow Cars, who have their own booking office opposite the terminal building; simply ask for a quote and you will be allocated a vehicle asap.
Other companies can pick up and drop off passengers but they must be pre-booked. We recommend pre-booking your taxi with one of the reputable firms at the top of this page.
Taxi fares from Bristol International Airport to Bristol City Centre*
The city of Bristol is roughly 8 miles away from the airport and the journey should be roughly 20 minutes long.
How much will it cost me to get a taxi from Bristol Airport to Bristol City Centre?
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 4 passengers)||£25-£30||£40|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£40||£70-£80|
|Executive Car (up to 4 passengers)||£30-£40||£60|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£40-£45||£75|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£50-£60||£90|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£55||£100|
|16 Seater Minibus |
(12 or 14 passengers, depending on luggage)
* Please note that these prices are only estimates. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.
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