Bristol Airport Terminal Information

The terminal facilities are over two floors with arrivals and check in on the ground floor and departures and a range of shops and restaurants on the first floor. There is also a mezzanine floor where two business lounges and restaurants and bars are available.

8 million people pass through the terminal each year and over 90 destinations on a wide selection of airlines are available.

Where are Bristol Airport’s smoking areas?

No worries, you can smoke at Bristol Airport, so long as you use the allocated smoking areas. On the ground floor, there’s one by the exit to arrivals and Costa Coffee; on the mezzanine level, it’s in the bar; and on the first floor, there’s a smoking bay near Starbucks and Accessorize.

Where are the check in desks at Bristol Airport?

The check-in desks are located along the length of the wall opposite the entrance on the ground floor.

What’s the contact number for Bristol Airport terminal phone?

Terminal Telephone number: 0871 344 4444

*Calls to this number will cost up to 13p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

How long should I leave before my flight departs at Bristol Airport?

Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure for any flight. Passengers are recommended to arrive early for Bristol departures: 3 hours for international departures, 2 hours for European ones and 90 minutes for domestic (UK based) flights.

bars and restraunts

Hungry? Well, go ahead and buy something from one of the many shops on-site. There are places like Starbucks, Burger King & Caffè Ritazza!

airport lounges

Start your trip the right way by booking into an airport lounge. Peace and quiet, alongside complimentary food and drink. Bliss!

airport security

Find out more about hand luggage restrictions and take a look at the latest duty free allowances at Bristol Airport.

special assistance

Bristol Airport are proud to offer a multitude of services for those that require special assistance, including lanyards for those with hidden disabilities

shopping at airport

Explore the shops and restaurants Bristol Airport has to offer; a great way to kill time before a flight and treat yourself.

travelling with children

Need a few tips on how to manage the journey with young children in tow? Head to our dedicated page for help and tips galore.

Check In Times

What’s that saying, “it’s better to be too early than too late”? Well that most certainly applies when checking in for a flight. You need to give yourself enough time to arrive, check in and get through security. No one wants to be the person whose name is being called over the tannoy! As a guide, we reccommend allowing yourself the following amount of time:

Bristol Airport departures
Bristol Airport departures
Bristol Airport departures

Bristol Airport Terminal Information

How many terminals does Bristol Airport have? There is only one Bristol Airport terminal, it cost £27 million to build and was officially opened in March 2000. You can find all gates and flights for Bristol at this terminal, so don’t worry about getting lost, just follow the signs and directions.

The single terminal hosts over 8 million passengers, flying to over 90 destinations each year. You can find all the information you need here to make sure your visit runs smoothly, whether you are travelling to, from or through Bristol Airport.

If you are looking for information about arriving and departing flights at Bristol Airport, you can view our Live Flight Arrivals and Live Flight Departures pages which include details of flight times, delays and cancellations, plus other useful flight information.

fast track
Why not streamline the security process with a Fast Track ticket? From just £4.95 per adult at Bristol Airport, it’s a very small price to pay for no queuing!

Ground Floor

Smoking area Near to the exit for Arrivals and the Costa Coffee stall, past “Out of size baggage”
Bureaux de Change MoneyCorp is near Check In desks (20), and in International Arrivals
Cash Machines Both pound sterling and euro cash machines are by the Check In desks (20)
Food and Drink Costa Coffee by Check In Desk 50, near to the exit, M&S, Caffe Ritazza and WHSmith in the central island by the lifts
Information Desk Information desk is situated close to the check in desks.
Post Office and Post Box Post Box located by payphones near the smoking area and Costa Coffee in arrivals area
Shopping World Duty Free is situated near to Domestic Arrivals, M&S and WHSmith in the central island.
Toilets Throughout Arrivals area including two facilities for diabled and baby changing
Taxis A taxi desk is available near the exit
Car Hire Four car hire companies are available in the arrivals area. See our Guide to Car Hire at Bristol Airport.

Mezzanine Floor

Food and Drink Plenty to eat and drink! Dexter’s Bar, Burger King, Soho Coffee, Upper Crust. See a full list of eateries with Bars and Restaurants.
Toilets Two toilet facilities with disabled facilities and a baby changing room
Smoking Designated area in the bar and near the seating area
Executive Lounge Two lounges available from Servisair and British Airways

First Floor

Smoking area Smoking bay near to Starbucks and Accessorize
Food and Drink Viva Coffee Shop in the departure lounge next to the baby changing room
Shopping A selection of shops including gifts and accessories, Books and magazines, clothes and Duty free… see a full list of Duty Free Shops at Bristol.
Entertainment A Games Zone is available in the departure lounge
Toilets Several facilities available including separate disabled facilities and two baby changing rooms