Accessibility Passengers Corporate

Changes to fees for ‘Drop & Go’ and ‘Short Stay’ car parks

Changes to the tariffs for the ‘Drop & Go’ and ‘Short Stay and Pick-up’ car parks at Bristol Airport will be introduced on Thursday 4 January 2024.

The cost of using the ‘Drop & Go’ car park for a ten-minute stay will increase from £5 to £6, reflecting the intention for this area to see a rapid turnover of vehicles rather than longer stay lengths, which causes congestion within the confined number of spaces available.

Higher costs will be placed on ‘kiss and fly’ journeys to the airport, which are the most inefficient form of transport and the highest generators of car traffic, encouraging the use of more sustainable forms of transport to the Airport, including public transport.

Customers who are dropping off family and friends who have a Blue Badge, will continue to be able to use the Drop & Go car park for an extended stay of 40 minutes for £6.00 on scanning the Blue Badge at the exit barrier.  

An alternative to the ‘Drop & Go’ car park is the ‘Short Stay and Pick Up’ car park, located within a short walking distance of the terminal, and with a courtesy bus service operating between car park and terminal.  This car park is designed for drivers requiring longer stay lengths when collecting or dropping off family, friends and customers, the fee is £6.00 for 30 minutes. 

Customers have a choice of other car parking options including a free one-hour Waiting Zone.  The free one-hour car park is located by the entrance to Silver Zone to the south of the terminal.  Drivers can wait for 60 minutes free of charge in this area, before relocating to the collect customers from the car parks closer to the terminal. A courtesy bus transfer bus service is also available between the Waiting Zone and terminal.  

Bristol Airport has commenced work on its largest capital project ever and is investing over £60m in creating a public transport interchange and an additional multi-storey car park. This transformational project will enhance services and accessibility for customers whether arriving or departing from Bristol Airport. The investment will provide a significantly enlarged public transport interchange, improved internal road system and an additional multi-storey car park providing customer enhancements such as waiting rooms and rest facilities. The project forms part of Bristol Airport’s overall multi-million-pound transformational development plan enabling 12 million passengers a year to use the Airport.