Car Hire Bristol Airport

As Bristol Airport is located outside of Bristol town centre, car hire is one of the easiest modes of transport to get to the airport. You can choose to hire either self-drive or chauffeur driven car hire from Bristol Airport and it is up to you which would be most suitable for your transport needs.

There are 6 car hire providers located at Bristol Airport. The pick-up and drop-off locations are close to the terminal building next to the Long Stay Car Parks. The car hire pick-up and drop off is signposted and within walking distance of the terminal building.

You can choose to book your car hire upon arrival at the airport, but you may miss out on deals or discounts plus you may have less choice on what vehicle you can hire. Therefore, you should try and hire your car in advance so you save money and have the reassurance you have your preferred vehicle.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Car Hire Centre

Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?

Compare the best deals on car hire from the different providers with our Car Hire Comparison gadget with the Car Hire Centre. With data provided by RentalCars, we’ll find a car and a price to suit your trip!

More info on how to insure your hire car

Map of Bristol Car Hire Locations

You’ll find the car rental desks in the Car Rental Centre, located on the right side of the main terminal. Alternatively, some desks for car rental providers can be found in the main arrivals hall.

Here’s a handy map to help you find your way around car hire locations around the airport and across to central Paisley and Bristol.

Important information you need before you rent a car

documents needed

airport surcharge

under 25's info


And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Book ASAP: You can use the Car Hire Centre gadget above to get a quote and find the cheapest rates for your journey.
  • Get to know your vehicle: Be sure to familiarise yourself with the car before you leave the car hire centre. Check you’re up-to-date on UK driving laws and if anything’s in a different place – such as Fiat 500s and KAs have a much higher gear stick to what you might be used to!
  • Keep double-checking: When you get the keys to your car or van, make sure to check over it for any damage. Take note of any slight scratches, body paint issues/ irregularities, seat quality (like any potential smudges or cigarette marks). We recommend taking pictures as evidence and to let the rental staff know of any pre-existing damage so you can avoid being charged for someone else’s damage when you return it.
  • Opt for a Sat-Nav: Especially if you don’t know the area and don’t want to get charged for all that data on your phone!

Compare the Car Hire providers at Bristol Airport

Europcar Bristol Airport

Europcar at Bristol Airport

7 days a week


“Europcar Bristol are very friendly and helpful and deal with any problems fast. I will be definitely using them again.”


Minimum Age

22; Drivers aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS (Young Driver’s Surcharge) which starts around £35 per day. Different car classes have different minimum age requirements.

Additional Driver

Depending on what vehicle you’re hiring, you can add an additional driver from £13 per rental day.

Disabled Drivers

Lynx Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle on request. Please contact the Europcar team on 0371 384 3403 to arrange.

Sixt Bristol Airport

Sixt car hire at Bristol

7 days a week, 24 hour drop off


Why not download the app to book, track and add extras to your rental? Time to enjoy those 24hr return slots!


Minimum Age

21; The YDS fee of £36 per day if you or any additional drivers are under the age of 25

Additional Driver

£12 per day for additional drivers

Disabled Drivers

Assistance Controls can be fitted to the vehicle if 48hrs notice is given. Call +44 (0) 84 44 99 33 99* and talk to one of the representatives

Hertz Bristol Airport

Hertz vehicle hire at Bristol Airport



“Staff very helpful. Quick and easy rent. Car in good condition” .


Minimum Age

23 and any driver under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge (YDS) of £33.60 per day.

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver for £13 a day.

Disabled Drivers

Hertz can provide handed controls, accelerators and wheelchair friendly vehicles. Please call the team on 0843 309 3011* to pre-book, giving at least 48hrs notice.*

* They also Offer Adapted Vehicle Hire which offers an optional collection and delivery service. Call the local team on +44 (0) 843 309 3031 quoting “Hertz15” to talk through what you need. Prices from £45

Avis Bristol Airport

Car hire with Avis at Bristol

7:00-22:30 7 days a week, 24 drop-off


It’s super easy to use website or app to book your vehicle with the Avis; your West Country journey starts today!


Minimum Age

23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Surcharge of £37.70 per day (YDS).

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £12.99 per rental day, depending on what vehicle you pick up. Cars and Vans will have different regulations.

Disabled Drivers

Avis can provide you with assisted features or specialist cars if given 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0344 544 6007 to request any extras.

Budget Bristol Airport

Budget Hire at Bristol Airport

7:00-22:30, 7 days a week


If you’re looking for a van, a little runaround or a high-class saloon, Budget Rent a Car could have something to fit your trip for the best rate.


Minimum Age

23; Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 is applicable to those under 25 y/o.

Additional Driver(s)

Feel free to add an additional driver from an estimated £8.99 per day, depending on vehicle type

Disabled Drivers

Assistance and hand controls can be fitted into the car. Call the team on 0344 544 4667 to talk through or pre-order.

Enterprise Bristol Airport


7 days a week


“It’s true the agency is a little bit far from the airport (5min if you walk slowly..), but the personal is very professional and helpful! ”


Minimum Age

Enterprise only accept drivers over the age of 25

Additional Driver

Additional drivers cost £10 per day

Disabled Drivers

It’s free to add assistance controls with Enterprise, but talk it through and pre-book in advance with an advisor. Simply call 01275 474400.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.