Getting to Bristol Air
Bristol's airport is eight miles south west of the city. Connections in the UK and Ireland include Dublin (the key port for US transfers), Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cork, Glasgow and Newcastle (mainly handled by easyjet). Direct links with cities in mainland Europe include the hubs of Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt with additional services to Barcelona, Berlin, Milan and Paris. A taxi from the the airport will cost around £30; otherwise, there's the Bristol Airport Flyer (flyer.bristolairport.co.uk) shuttle bus (30 minutes, every 10 minutes at peak times) to the bus station and Bristol Temple Meads train station.
Train services are fast and reliable. Direct connections include London Paddington (1 hr 40 minutes, halfhourly), Birmingham (90 minutes, hourly), Edinburgh (6½ hours, hourly) and Bath (15 minutes, half-hourly).
Bristol is within easy reach of the motorway network. Exit the M4 at junction 19 (signposted 'Bristol') and the M5 at junction 18 (initially signposted 'Bristol Airport'). It's 118 miles from London; without too much traffic it would take just under 2½ hours.
National Express and Megabus operate regular services from London and other major towns and cities to Bristol. Check websites for prices and timetables.