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Purple Parking offers you a range of secure car park options at Bristol Airport, either at the airport or within a 1½ mile radius of the airport's main terminal. Transfers from Park & Ride locations should take no more than 5 minutes.

Bristol Airport is easily accessible by car, located just eight miles south of Bristol city centre, and is connected to a network of main roads.

We're here to meet your parking needs. We provide a secure and efficient service, taking the hassle out of your journey and making your travel easy, all while saving you up to 60%.

Services at Bristol


Our Bristol Airport services have been rated 94 out of 100 based on 2018 user reviews.

Our services explained

Purple Parking acts as a booking agent for the Park & Ride services (listed below) at Bristol Airport. As well as constantly reviewing our pricing to make sure you get the best deal, we also carry out stringent checks to ensure that the service provided is of the highest standard.

Our services at Bristol Airport offer great value for money and make travelling easier. We're an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands with whichever parking option you decide is best for you.

Park & Ride

Bristol Silverzone and Bristol Silverzone Saver have secure car parks located within a 1½ mile radius from the airport. Bristol Airport Long Stay car park is located at the airport itself.

Simply drive yourself to your chosen car park, check in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car, which will be ready for you to collect.

Meet & Greet

With the Meet & Greet service, travelling in comfort and convenience is even easier. A chauffeur from Bristol Airport Meet & Greet will be waiting for you at the terminal, ready to collect your vehicle and take it to the secure car park where it will stay for the duration of your trip.

When you return, a chauffeur will be available to hand your vehicle back to you.

Terminal Layout

Bristol Airport has one main terminal, which makes planning your trip through the terminal all the easier. The terminal is well equipped and spread across three floors. Arrivals and check-in desks are located on the ground floor, security and the departure lounge is located on the first floor and a food court is available on the upper mezzanine.

Terminal map

A map of the terminal is available on Bristol Airport's website.


Check-in is located on the ground floor. Upon entering the terminal, please refer to the screens for information on where to check in. It is recommended that you arrive at check-in at least two hours before the scheduled departure of your flight. However, this should be double checked with your airline, as check-in times may vary depending on your destination.

Leisure and family facilities


Baby-changing facilities are located throughout the terminal, within or near the ladies' toilets.


It is not a problem to take your pushchair through security but you will need to take your baby out of it while the pushchair is screened or examined.

Please be aware that if your flight is boarding at Gates 8 - 16 there is a flight of stairs to deal with.

Baby milk

It is now possible to take more than the standard 100ml of baby milk and food through security, provided that the amount is suitable for the length of your journey.

A Superdrug is located in the departure lounge where it is possible to restock on baby essentials. Superdrug also run a pre-order service, meaning you can collect your food, milk and nappies immediately after clearing security. Simply call Superdrug on 01275 475565 at least seven days before you travel.

Play areas

A small children's play area can be found within Burger King. It includes an activity table of games and television screens displaying fun cartoons for kids.

Information desk

You will find the airport information desk on the ground floor opposite the check-in desks and next to WHSmith.


Before security, you will find a WHSmith, Moneycorp and a Flying Visit for basic groceries. After security, alongside World Duty Free, you will find Superdrug for toiletries and baby products, Claire's Accessories for children’s jewellery, Dixons Travel for all travel technology essential and a WHSmith books - ideal for picking up last-minute holiday reads.

These shops should be open at whatever time you are travelling through Bristol Airport.

Opening times are from the scheduled departure of the first flight to the scheduled departure of the last flight.

Food & drink

Fancy a coffee while you're checking-in? You will find a choice of two cafes before security - Caffe Ritazza and Soho Coffee Co. After security, you will find a range of cafes, bars and restaurants from sit-down table service at Dexters to the fast-food classic Burger King. The Wine & Deli Bar provides an excellent continental menu ranging from breakfast, small plates and sharing platters to afternoon tea.

Bristol Airport has a number of food and drink options if you are travelling with children. Kids' menus are available at Dexters and Bar Zero9. On top of this, all restaurant facilities at Bristol are able to provide high chairs and offer baby food and milk warming facilities. Just ask a member of staff for details.

Business facilities

Business lounge

Consider booking into the Aspire Lounge is you want to enjoy some peace and quiet in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. It offers free WiFi alongside complimentary drinks and snacks. Separate business and family zones mean that there is little chance of being disturbed while you relax.

The Aspire Lounge is located in the departures lounge between Dexters restaurant and Bar Zero9. Length of stay is typically limited to three hours. Children are permitted entry into the lounge but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pre-book your lounge entry on Bristol Airport's website.

Meeting rooms

Bristol Airport is able to offer a range of meeting room facilities to meet your needs. Upon request, you can arrange such services as tea and coffee, flipcharts, a projector and state of the art presentation equipment.

To enquire, please contact Chloe Mountford on 0871 334 4444.

Getting online & staying connected

You can benefit from high-speed WiFi while at Bristol Airport. Internet access is free for the first 30 minutes. If you require internet access, but do not have a mobile device, internet desks are available throughout the terminal both before and after security.

You can print at one of the printing desks located in the check-in area. Printing carries a minimum charge of £3 and is priced at £1 per sheet of A4 thereafter.

Special assistance

If you require special assistance when travelling through the airport, this should be arranged directly with your airline, tour operator or travel agent at least 48 hours in advance of your departure. Please make them aware of your requirements.

Special Assistance is provided through OCS. The OCS reception desk is located opposite WHSmith within the terminal building departure concourse.

Bristol Airport provides a breakdown of walking distances throughout the airport which can be downloaded on their website.

Getting there

Driving directions

Bristol Airport is easily accessible by car and is located 8 miles south of Bristol city centre. If travelling from the north along the M5, take junction 18. If travelling from the south along the M5, take junction 22.

Route planner

To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:

Sat Navs

Please note, the postcode below will take you directly to the airport terminal. Depending on the product you have booked with Purple Parking, the postcode may differ, so please make sure you check before setting off.

Use this postcode: BS48 3DY

Customer Reviews


Excellent service as always.

Mr Lowe Sunday 01 May 2016 at 19:59 (5 out of 5)


Very quick and efficient service, this is the second time I've used purple parking and can not fault it. Many thanks.

Ms Saysell Sunday 10 Jan 2016 at 21:46 (5 out of 5)


The arrival, parking and return to pick up went without any hitch. Staff were very efficient and cuortious. Bussing to and from the airport was excellent and waiting was minimal. Overall I was very pleased with the service.

Mr Clark Sunday 15 May 2016 at 14:50 (5 out of 5)


excellent service prompt both ways with no problems and the vehicle was parked close to the office as my wife has a blue badge and ahs difficultty in walking a long distance, many thanks will book again

Mr Fowler Thursday 12 May 2016 at 20:44 (5 out of 5)


A very smooth parking experience. No need to use a bus as the airport terminal is only a few minutes walk away. Would use again.

Mr Woods Wednesday 27 Apr 2016 at 15:00 (5 out of 5)


note didnt req coach

Dr Oates Friday 11 Mar 2016 at 00:23 (5 out of 5)


Perfect service, thank you. Wii use again

Mr Prowse Monday 11 Jan 2016 at 08:18 (5 out of 5)


Excellent service, close to terminal, friendly staff, no hassle or fuss

Mr Marriott Monday 14 Dec 2015 at 19:49 (5 out of 5)