Why You Should Visit Bristol
As one of the UK’s most alternative city’s, Bristol is a unique and quirky place that also boasts a rich history as a leading maritime center in centuries gone by. Be sure to explore the city’s diverse collection of museums and art galleries –the biggest is the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery home to everything from ancient artefacts to modern works of art. Bristol’s most famous landmark is undoubtedly the Clifton Suspension Bridge constructed by the famous architect Brunel and offers stunning views over the Avon Gorge. Experience the maritime heritage of Bristol up close in the Harbourside district and even step on board the immaculately-preserved SS Great Britain also constructed by Brunel. Many of Bristol’s bohemian spots are found in the Eastside district – take a stroll through the Stokes Croft area known for its colorful graffiti and independent cafes and shops.
Where to stay: Reviews and booking information for Bristol hotels for every budget
Arriving In Bristol
Bristol Airport is situated just over 10 km from the city center of Bristol and primarily handles low-cost flights to and from European destinations. The airport itself is comprised of a single passenger terminal and provides all of the essential amenities and services you would need. When you have touched down at the airport you can travel into the center of Bristol using the Airport Flyer Express bus service which can whisk you into the city in around 30 minutes. The airport offers many restaurants and cafés as well as retail and duty-free shopping alongside free Wi-Fi for up to one hour, so there is plenty to do to pass the time.
Those looking to book flights from the UAE to Bristol will need to make a stopover in order to complete the journey as there are no airlines providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE to Bristol. There are a few options available involving just one stopover including transferring at Dublin, Frankfurt or Amsterdam.
Bristol Travel Information
In order to enter the UK without applying for a visa, UAE nationals can fill out an electronic visa waiver application online before making the journey. Bristol’s relatively southern position in the UK means that it enjoys warmer temperatures than a lot of the country with average highs in the low 20s to be expected during the summer, although you will still get cold temperatures over the winter. Although you can get around Bristol by bus or train, you may want to visit one of the many car rental companies at Bristol Airport to drive yourself around.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
Flexible where you fly? Search nearby airports for bigger savings.
Airports near Bristol
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.