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Car Park FAQs

We understand that there are many questions that you may have about planning your journey through Bristol Airport.

Looking for help? Please read our frequently asked questions below.

Do I need to make a pre-booking for your car park?

It is not necessary to make a pre-booking, and those who turn up on the day can pay the gate rate on exit. For our Silver Zone and Meet & Greet service, pre-bookings are mandatory.

Are the car parks open 24/7?

Yes, all car parks are in operation 24/7 365 days a year.

Can I book at short notice?

It is possible to book some products up to 3 hours before arrival at the car park, subject to availability. However, we recommend booking in advance to secure the best rate and ensure you can reserve a space in the car park of your choice.

How far ahead can I book?

You may book up to 12 months ahead of your travel date.

What payment methods are accepted?

For all online bookings, we accept the following credit and debit cards: Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard, American Express, Switch/Maestro.

For all gate prices, we accept cash as well as the following credit and debit cards: Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro.

Do you offer any discounts for parking?

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Why am I charged more for turning up on the day without a pre-booking?

We allocate a number of spaces for pre-books and those who wish to turn up on the day. With pre-bookings you are always guaranteed a space.

In order to manage car park capacity successfully, the gate rate tariff is set at a higher price than if you would of pre-booked.

When I make a booking, can I leave the vehicle details blank?

We advise all customers to ensure they have the relevant details to hand when making a pre-booking.

How do I know that my booking has been placed?

Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive an email with a booking reference number confirming all your details. You should print this email and bring it with you to the Airport. You can also view your booking by simply clicking on “Manage my Booking”.

What happens if I need to cancel or amend my booking?

You can cancel or amend all bookings up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure time without charge. There is a cancellation charge of £5 for any cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the arrival time at the car park.

The simplest way is to click on Manage my Booking. Amendments and cancellations made online are not subject to any additional fees unless the booking is cancelled within 48 hours of your scheduled departure time.

How do I extend my booking due to cancelled or delayed flights?

No need to amend your booking for extended durations, overstay rates are a standard £15 per day or part of in each car park. Please pay at one of our Pay On Foot machines located in each car park. For Silver Zone customers this charge will be taken from you by one of our Team when you collect your keys.

Can I exit and re-enter within my booking period, at no further charge?

Due to operational reasons you are not able to re-enter the car park after exit, as your booking then becomes closed.

Can I bring a different car to the one confirmed at booking?

Our car parks work using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, so it’s important that the car you arrived in has the same registration as the one entered when booking. If you are driving a different car to that detailed on your confirmation invoice, you can amend these details to your booking online by visiting “Manage my Booking”.

Do you accept motorhomes/caravans/trailers?

Currently we are unable to offer parking for these vehicles

Do you have any vehicle restrictions within your car parks?

All car parks (except for Multi-Storey and Silver Zone) have a height restriction on 3 metres, width restriction of 2.4 metres and length restriction of 4.8 metres.

The height restriction in our Multi-Storey Car Park and Silver Zone Car Park is set at 2.1 metres.

Should you be unsure of your vehicle size and whether this is permitted in our car parks, please contact us with your vehicle dimensions. Those vehicles which are over these restrictions may incur an additional cost for parking.

What is the postcode for Bristol Airport?

Bristol Airport Terminal: BS48 3DY

Silver Zone Car Park: BS48 3DW

A map as well as joining instructions can be found on your booking confirmation.

What information will I receive from the SMS traffic alert service?

When you purchase the traffic alert service for £1 you will receive an SMS with your parking instructions the day before you arrive at the airport. You will receive a further SMS 3 hours prior to the time you are booked to arrive at the airport with information on the traffic conditions around the airport. In this SMS will be a link through to a mobile web site that will give your further updated traffic information any time you click through to it.

All bookings are made subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Is a booking fee applied to my order?

A £2 fee is applicable to all bookings made or amended via the call centre.

No booking fee is applied to bookings made via the website www.bristolairport.co.uk

Are there any booking surcharges?

No surcharge will be made to any bookings made when using a debit or credit card.

Can I pre-book a disabled bay?

We are unable to offer disabled bays for pre-bookings, and these are on a first come first served basis. In the instance of using Silver Zone, please advise the Check-In Agent you are parked in a disabled bay and require for your vehicle to be parked in one on your return.

Can I book disabled assistance from one of your car parks?

If you’re flying and need extra assistance, we advise arranging this in advance with your airline. Around 10,000 passengers with reduced mobility use Bristol Airport every month. By organising assistance in advance, passengers help to make sure we’re well prepared and can offer the best possible service. Further information can be found on the dedicated Special Assistance page.

For general enquiries regarding special assistance at the Airport please call 01275 473403.

What happens if I forget or lose my booking confirmation?

You will need your booking reference for all car parks. In the event you lose your confirmation email, you can have a new one resent by clicking on Manage my Booking.

Can I charge my electric car?

We have 10 electric charging points in our Multi-Storey Car Park. All are located on the ground floor level of the car park and can be used whilst you are away. Charging points are operated by Pod Point. Passengers will need to download a free Pod Point app and set up an account before arrival into the Multi-Storey Car Park.

There are also two electric charging points situated in the Long Stay car park, in Zone D Row 7. If you plan to stay in one of our other onsite car parks whilst away on holiday, we will allow free entry to the Long Stay car park for up to 2 hours so you can charge your vehicle prior to leaving the site. To obtain these 2 free hours, please show the car park attendant your booking confirmation when exiting the Long Stay car park.

Please note that these spaces cannot be reserved.

Where are the disabled bays in your car park?

Silver Zone - in the Drop Off Area our disabled bays are from row 313 to 340.

Long Stay - disabled bays are located in Zone E10.

Short Stay - disabled bays are in the first row on the left when entering, situated next to the pay station.

Multi-Storey - disabled bays are located on the ground floor. The Car Park is located just 150 metres from the Terminal Entrance. There is also a regular bus from the Long Stay Car Park with the nearest bus stop being located at the rear of the Multi-Storey Car park.

If I arrive later than stated on my pre-booking will this affect my booking?

If you are arriving on your pre-booked date this will not affect your booking. Should you need to arrive later than your pre-booked date please click here to contact us.

If my flight is delayed will I be charged from the overstay?

Those who have a pre-booking will be charged the daily rate for returns outside of their booking period.

Silver Zone at £15 per day

All other car parks at £15 per day

Can I leave my keys in a car park for someone else to collect?

In all car parks, except Silver Zone (when operating as a valet car park) and Meet and Greet, we are unable to offer this service. If someone other than yourself is due to collect the vehicle whilst in Silver Zone or Meet and Greet, please click here to contact us directly.

Where is the motorcycle and bike parking?

There is a dedicated parking area for motorcycles in the Multi-Storey car park. When entering the Airport from the A38 roundabout, continue along Northside Road and follow signs to the motorcycle parking area.

Please note that anchor points are not available and there is no facility for motorcycle helmet storage.

The Car Park is monitored 24 hours a day. We reserve the right to remove motorcycles that are not parked in the designated area.

What is the bus journey time from Silver Zone Car Park to the Terminal?

Bus transfers take 7-9 minutes from Silver Zone.  The service operates on demand, with a 20 minute frequency.

I think I’ve entered the wrong car park - can I amend my booking?

If you believe you have entered the wrong car park, please click here to contact us directly.

Can I take a pushchair/wheelchair onto the bus?

Yes, we have designated areas for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

For wheelchair users, when you are ready to board the shuttle bus please use the wheelchair ramp request button fitted to the outside of the bus or present yourself to the driver who will operate the ramp and highlight the designated wheelchair parking space on board. All our shuttle buses are fitted with wheelchair ramps and are certified to carry one wheelchair. If a wheelchair bay is already occupied, you will be required to wait for the next bus.

We also accept mobility scooters, and passengers are required to disembark the scooter whilst the bus is in motion.

Are there luggage trolleys within the car park?

Luggage trolleys are provided in the pedestrian walkway when heading to the Terminal building.

Do I have to pay for the bus transfer to the Terminal?

We provide a courtesy bus from Silver Zone and Long Stay, there is no charge for this service.

My vehicle registration was not read correctly on entry – what do I do?

If our cameras have been unable to read your registration upon entry, please click here to contact us directly.

My flight has been cancelled; will I receive a refund for my parking?

Please click here to contact us directly for any queries regarding cancelled flights.

I can't log into my booking account

In order for us to look into this further, please click here to contact us. If possible, please also provide screenshots of any error messages being displayed.

I had to pay again on exit, why was this?

For any queries regarding duplicate payments or payments again on exit, please click here to contact us.

Please include your booking reference, vehicle registration and travel dates.

Where can I collect passengers from?

The Short Stay and Pick Up car park is ideal for passenger pick up and stays of up to three days. The pricing within this Car Park accommodates for unforeseen delays in passenger pick-ups.

Where can I park for free?

The Waiting Zone car park is designed for the waiting of passenger pick-ups, prior to collection from the Short Stay & Pick Up car park. A frequent bus service runs to the Terminal building for passengers who wish to be collected or dropped off in this area, operating from the car rental centre.  The first 60 minutes are free.

Do you offer a coach park for those dropping off/collecting passengers?

Yes, we have our own designated area for coaches. This car park is sign posted, should you wish to overview our car park map please click here.

How are parking charges calculated?

Pre-booked car park prices are calculated on a calendar day or part thereof. The number of days charged for when you pre-book is calculated on the basis of the times and dates you select when making your booking.

Those who turn up on the day without a pre-booking, gate prices are based on a 24-hour day.

How do I give feedback?

We are committed to the highest standards of customer care. If you are unhappy about any aspect of the service you receive please let us know by completing the online form on the following page: www.bristolairport.co.uk/contactus.aspx.

If you have had a great service, let us know by sending your compliments to the team.