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When you step off the plane to collect your car hire from Avis at Bristol Airport, your journey around south-west England starts here.

Giving you the choice to explore at your own pace, so many sightseeing opportunities await you in Bristol and beyond.


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Plan your journey from Bristol Airport

From Bristol Airport you're just 20 minutes’ drive from the buzzing cosmopolitan city of Bristol.

If you're in search of style and culture, the Clifton Triangle is the place to be. Featuring examples of Georgian architecture, the area has a select choice of shops as well as bars, restaurants and nightspots. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is also based here, as well as the Cabot Tower.

Bristol also caters for families, with a host of child-friendly attractions on offer. Visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens, Aquarium and Science Centre for hours of family entertainment.

If you want to head a little further afield, there are plenty of leisure options on the outskirts of the city, easily accessible by car. The Avon Valley Railway, which features steam train rides to the edge of the Avon Valley, is just one more thing to add to your to-do list when in Bristol.

With your Avis car hire you can explore Bristol and the stunning Gloucestershire countryside.

Road trips from Bristol

South-west England is a stunning part of the country. Areas worth stopping by from your Bristol start include Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Cornwall. Whether you're looking for beach life, cultural exploration or retail therapy you’ll find it close to Bristol.

Stonehenge
Just under an hour and 20-minute journey from Bristol Airport, driving via the B390, is Stonehenge. This mysterious prehistoric monument has captivated visitors for centuries and the new visitor and exhibition centre provides audio guides for those wishing to find out more. Many visitors combine a trip here with a walk around nearby Salisbury, which is only a 20-minute drive away.

Salisbury Town and Cathedral
Travelling via the A36, Salisbury is just an hour and a half from Bristol Airport by car and is well worth exploring. Aside from its impressive Gothic cathedral, this delightful city in Wiltshire offers a vibrant arts scene and various museums. Visit its impressive gothic cathedral, home to the Magna Carta exhibition, and enjoy the vibrant arts scene and various museums this delightful city in Wiltshire has to offer. If you're in search of some souvenirs, an afternoon browsing the bustling market is highly recommended.

Bath
With its bustling city centre, delightful architecture and the famous Roman Baths, there's plenty to keep you busy in Bath. Families may want to check out the lions and tigers at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park or explore the caves at Wookey Hole. Take the A368 route from Bristol Airport and Bath is just under a 45-minute drive away.

Explore the delights of south-west England at your own pace by pre-booking your hire car at Bristol Airport. Take a drive through the region and enjoy the sights along the way.


Driving rules in United Kingdom

Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.

Country driving laws
  • Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
  • Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
  • There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
  • Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road

Speed Limits

All speed signs will be in mph.

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
  • Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
  • Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
  • Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)

Unless indicated by road signs.

Child safety / Seatbelt laws
  • It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
  • Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the
child seat.

This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.