Tips For Planning Your Journey From Bristol Airport

What to remember before you set off
Reduce the risk of adding time to your journey by organising passports, money, hotel documents, packing, measuring hand luggage, printing out boarding passes and laying out some comfortable travelling clothes on the night before you travel. Try not to pack away items you might need when you arrive, such as sunglasses, headphones, mobile phones, keys and loose change – it will save you a lot of worry the next day.

Getting to Bristol
Bristol is a bustling and vibrant city, with a population of around 500,000 people. This means it is important to factor in any potential delays caused by traffic jams and queues. Bristol has its own railway station, if you would prefer to travel into the airport by train, although car-owners who are travelling by plane from Bristol will find that the most convenient place to park your car before your trip is with APH at the airport.

Parking at Bristol Airport with APH
You can avoid delays by pre-booking a space at the car park at the airport with APH. Save money on your parking at Bristol Airport by booking a space in advance. This means you’ll have a place available to you, in the car park that best suits your needs, on the day you travel. This removes the uncertainty of looking for a space and takes away the stress caused by trying to park your car while the clock ticks down to your flight time. You can amend or cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before the day you fly out.

Hotels near Bristol Airport
There are many different forms of accommodation to be found in Bristol. If you want to be near to a transport hub, there are a number of hotels near Bristol Airport. APH Hotels at Bristol Airport are a popular location, so you should be able to find a range of options and star ratings to suit your budget. Bristol Airport can be quickly reached from a number of areas, with some hotels offering transfers to and from the hotel, while others are walking distance from the check-in desks. There are many hotels and bed & breakfasts nearer to the centre of the city, too. Rooms are available to suit all budgets and tastes, so take a good look before you choose your accommodation.

How to save time
Some airlines allow you to check in online – this will save you time and mean you don’t have to stand in a line with everyone else. Be aware that under current legislation there are certain items which you are not allowed to bring on to the plane, such as scissors, knives and razor blades, so make sure you avoid security delays by not packing these items. Remember that liquids can only be carried on in containers of 100ml. Wear shoes you can easily remove for security checks, so no fiddly boots you’ll have to spend hours unlacing!

Thinking of going travelling?. . .

Travelling is a wonderful experience and has the potential to create some of the greatest memories of a lifetime, which everybody should be able experience at some point. So here are a few words of wisdom about what to and what not to take when travelling in future, and just a few other handy tips. Enjoy!

1. Take care over choosing your travelling partner. You will no doubt experience some stressful situations, have to cope with intense heat and travel in terrible transport for long hours, so it’s imperative that you travel with someone who is like minded to yourself, you can converse with for long hours and who doesn’t have any overly annoying habits or personality traits….loud breathing on a 15 hour bus… no thanks!

2. Pack light. It’s common sense but when I was packing I still put in 3 pairs of shoes, ‘just in case’. That extra weight will turn out to be the bane of your life, when you have to lug it all around on your back! Once you get out there, you will find you can buy everything you need. Plus, you will have more room to fit in any cool souvenirs you come across on your way.

3. Don’t plan too much in advance. Once you arrive at a place, or meet people you may hear about cool things you want to do, that aren’t on your pre-planned itinerary. Being trapped by your own organisation because you have to be at a hotel or a place by a certain time can taint your trip. Plan a few things in advance, but it’s easy to book cheap hostels on the Internet once you’re out there.

4. Be open to new things. Be ready to embrace new cultures, food and drinks but at the same time have some common sense. Getting ill when travelling is never ideal so be wary of food which may have been washed in the local water, and of ice cubes.

5. Write a diary! It may sound a bit Adrian Mole-esque but jotting down a few words about where you have been and stayed, and what you have spent will really prove beneficial once you arrive home and others want advice about the same place. Or when you are pining for your travelling adventure, your diary will help you to recreate and remember the magic for years to come.


Article by Lauren Probert