Bristol Airport (BRS) serves Bristol city and is often busy with business travellers. This means public transport to the city is often crowded, especially during rush-hour periods, and you may have to wait in long queues to purchase tickets. Car hire at Bristol Airport cuts back on your travel time by allowing you to move straight from the terminal to your rental counter to pick up your car. Perfect if you are rushing to make an important meeting or if you want to get on the road as soon as you arrive.
Bristol Airport is situated just off the A38, which takes you north into Bristol city, just a 15min drive away. This makes car hires at Bristol Airport a convenient option if you want to travel by road. A car hire also gives you access to many of the scenic, rural areas that are located nearby. For example, if you drive south on the A38, you can join the A368, which connects with Mendip Hills National Park. You can also drive west along the A368 to reach the many seaside areas along the southwest coast, such as Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. Perfect if you’re travelling to Bristol on a family vacation and want to take a drive out to the beach.
If you plan to do a lot of driving in Bristol city centre, you will probably find yourself navigating heavy traffic. Car hire at Bristol Airport has some great fuel-efficient and low emissions options that are ideal for this. For example, there is a Green Motion car hire branch just a shuttle ride away from BRS. Green Motion offers a range of reduced-emissions and electric vehicles, which are great for short journeys. You can also hire an electric car from Enterprise when you hire with Bristol Airport.
Most of the car hire companies available at BRS are open during the weekdays but may be closed or run a reduced service in the evenings or at weekends. It is important to be aware that some companies, such as Enterprise and Hertz, require vehicles to be returned during business hours. To enjoy the largest choice of car rental services available, it is a good idea to collect and return your vehicle during the weekdays as most branches are open during this time.
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FAQs about renting a car at Bristol Airport
Make your Bristol Airport car hire quick and easy and enjoy online self-check-in options with several available branches. When you hire with Alamo, you can use their accelerated check-in option to fill out your details online shortly before you arrive. This cuts back on time and paperwork at the desk and allows you to collect your keys straightaway. Elsewhere, InterRent also offers a Key’n Go service, which allows you to check-in online and go straight to your vehicle. You’ll collect your keys from a self-service kiosk so there’s no need to spend time visiting the counter.
Many of the car hire agencies at Bristol Airport have counters located in the Car Rental Centre. The Car Rental Centre is connected to the airport by a free shuttle bus, just a short distance from the Arrivals Hall. Companies including SIXT, Avis, and Europcar are situated here, and the centre is also located just a brief, convenient drive from the A38. For vehicles collected from the Car Rental Centre, you should also return them to the designated drop-off zone in the centre. There are also car rental options, such as Green Motion and Ace car hire, which are situated a short distance from the airport on Bridgewater Road. These are also connected to the airport by shuttle and vehicles hired from these locations may have different returns specifications.
When you go to pick up your hire car at Bristol Airport make sure you have your driver’s licence and proof of ID, such as a passport. You should also take the debit or credit card that you used to make the booking online.
On average a rental car at Bristol Airport costs C$ 85 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Easirent (C$ 51/day), Alamo (C$ 67/day) and Enterprise (C$ 68/day).
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Bristol Airport to off-airport locations is National.