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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.
  • There is also an alternative route to the nearest bus stop that may be more suitable for some users.


  • 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 is located off North Side Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be 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 365cm x 625cm (11ft 12in x 20ft 6in).
  • 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
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    • Tickets are given at the entry gate.
    • There is a help button located on the ticket machine.
    • The nearest parking bay is approximately 195 metres from the Departures entrance and the furthest is 230 metres.
    • There are access road crossings at either end of the strip of Blue Badge parking bays.
    • The paystation is located on the pathway leading to the Terminal Building.
    • There is a lowered paystation.
    • The paystation is located on an easy ramp.

Blue Badge Bays To Access Road Crossing

  • Access to the walkway is located at the end of the row of Blue Badge bays.
  • There are two moderate slopes leading onto the walkway.
  • The first slope is tarmac, turning to block paving, and then flag stones as you walk up the second slope.
  • A pay station is located to the right.
  • There is a lowered pay station and a wheelchair available.
  • Continue straight ahead.
  • The surface of the walkway is made up of flagstones that are uneven in places.
  • The walkway is on a steep slope leading upwards.
  • There are two marked pedestrian crossings on the walkway.
  • The crossings have dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side.
  • After the second crossing turn right and up the steep ramp leading to the access road crossing.
  • The surface turns from flag stones to tarmac at the beginning of the ramp.
  • 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 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.
  • Turn right towards the crossing over the bus pick up and drop off area.
  • The surface levels out at the top of the ramp.
  • The pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs on either side with tactile paving.
  • The surface becomes flagstones leading to the Departures entrance.

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