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Check-in travel advice
Bristol Airport recommends passengers arrive at least two hours ahead of their scheduled time of departure.
We endeavour to make your journey through the airport as quick and efficient as possible, but this may take longer when flying at the busiest time, between 06:00 and 07:30. Bristol Airport cannot be held responsible for missed flights resulting from late arrival at the airport.
For the summer season, if you have checked in online and with hand baggage only, security is now open 24/7, which means you can go directly through to departures no matter what time you arrive. Please note stores will normally be open between the hours of our first and last departing flight each day.
Many of our airlines including, easyJet and Ryanair, offer online check-in and bag drop facilities. Passengers are advised to check their flight confirmation email for instructions on how to check in. On the day of your flight simply visit the bag drop desk or head straight to security with your printed boarding card.
easyJet and Ryanair operate online check-in only.
At the airport: self service kiosk
We have a set of six self service kiosks located immediately in front of you as you enter the terminal. These can be used when travelling with Air France and KLM.
At the airport: check-in desk
On arrival at the airport check the information screens for the correct check-in desk. Once you have checked-in we recommend you go straight to security as most of our restaurants, bars and shops are situated after this point.
Click here for easyJet check-in information
Click here for Ryanair check-in information
If you have checked-in online, have a printed boarding card and do not have any luggage to check-in, you can proceed straight to security.
Whether you have checked-in online and are just dropping bags off, or are checking-in at the airport, do allow plenty of time for traffic, parking and security search. Please remember it is the passenger's responsibility to arrive on time.
Each airline has different processes so don’t forget to check specific information directly with them.
Items you may wish to check:
To view your airline's specifics click here and select your carrier.
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