Bristol Airport increases Drop and Go parking rates – Business Traveler

Bristol Airport has increased fees for the use of its ‘Drop and Go’ and ‘Short Stay and Pick Up’ car parks.

Located next to the airport terminal building, the Drop and Go facility now charges a charge of £6 for a ten-minute stay (up from £5), rising to £8 for between ten and 20 minutes, £12 for between 20 and 40 minutes, £25 for between 40 and 60 minutes, and £25 for each additional hour or part thereof thereafter.

The airport said the increases, which come into effect from today (Thursday, January 4, 2024), reflect “the intention for this area to experience rapid vehicle turnover rather than longer stays, causing congestion within the airport.” reduced number of available spaces.” .

Prices for Short Stay and Pick Up parking – located “just a short walk from the terminal” – have also increased, and now range from £6 for stays of up to 30 minutes, £15 for between one and four hours, and £175 for four days.

Bristol Airport said customers dropping off family and friends who have a blue badge will continue to use Drop and Go parking for a 40-minute extended stay for £6, by scanning the badge at the departure barrier.

The airport also operates a Waiting Zone located at the entrance to the Silver Zone south of the terminal, where drivers can wait 60 minutes for free “before moving to pick up customers in the parking lots closest to the terminal.” .

The airport said it is investing £60 million in creating a new public transport interchange and an additional multi-storey car park, with a glass bridge linking the car parks and the terminal.

Quoted in November, Bristol Airport CEO Dave Lees said the project was “the largest single capital investment project since the terminal opened in 2000 and will take 18 months to complete.”

“As with all large-scale projects, they are complex and development work will need to be carried out in stages to accommodate the airport’s normal daily operations,” Lees continued.

“During the project, customers will see a number of temporary changes take place, including the temporary relocation of some car parks and changes to the layout of internal roads.

“We will continue to keep customers informed of the changes through directional signage, customer messaging on parking reservations, the website and social media.”

To read our recent UK feature article looking at Bristol’s ambitious plans to become the country’s greenest city and its airport’s goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2030, see:

UK Focus: Bristol

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