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Short Stay Car Park and Route to Terminal Building

Bristol Airport, North Side Road, Bristol, BS48 3DY

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • Bristol Airport Special Assistance please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • There is a changing places facility available in the Terminal Building, near the Arrivals Hall.

Getting Here


  • This guide gives parking information for the short stay car park and route information from the car park to the Terminal Building.
  • The route from the car park is temporary while construction work is completed on the new access route (due November 2023).


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
  • There is/are 9 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 510m (557yd 2ft) from the Departures entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 550m (601yd 1ft) from the Departures entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The road is generally quiet.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
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    • Tickets are given at the entry gate and there is a help button located on the ticket machine.
    • There are access road crossings at either end of the strip of Blue Badge parking bays.
    • The access to the terminal is via the multi-storey car park.
    • The paystation is located at the exit of the car park and there is also a lowered paystation.
    • The paystation is located on a steep ramp.

Blue Badge Bays To Access Road Crossing

  • Access to the walkway is located at the end of the row of Blue Badge bays.
  • Upon crossing the road there is a steep ramp with handrails on both sides.
  • Continue straight ahead towards the entrance door into the multi-storey car park where there are two doors, the first one is 95cm wide and the second is 96cm width and there is a lip of more than 2cm on both doors.
  • Follow the blue path through the multi-storey car park and take the temporary route to the left of the lift, then turn right up a steep ramp under a glass walkway.
  • At the top of the slope turn left through the marked off car park and turn right up a steep ramp towards the temporary pedestrian crossing.
  • The crossings have dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side.
  • The surface levels off at the top of the ramp before the crossing.

Access Road Crossing To Terminal Building

  • The access road crossing has dropped kerbs on each side with tactile paving.
  • After the crossing turn right and continue up the first of two steep ramps.
  • The surface is now block paving.
  • At the top of the first ramp turn left and go straight up the second ramp and then turn right towards the crossing over the bus pick-up and drop-off areas.
  • The surface levels out at the top of the ramp.
  • The pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs on either side with tactile paving and the surface then becomes flagstones leading to the Departures entrance.

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