Bristol is an easy city to negotiate on foot, with plenty of attractions close to one another. There are, however, taxis, trains and an extensive bus network available. There are plenty of car rental agencies available, though the city centre can get congested and hiring a car is probably only worthwhile if travelling beyond the city. Bristol is a popular place for cyclists and despite plenty of hills, the city has an excellent urban bike route. The Bristol Ferry Boat is a fun and leisurely way to explore the city; it offers leisure and commuter services in the harbour.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Nettstrømmen i Storbritannia er på 230 volt, 50 Hz. Støpsel med tre flate stifter er standard.
Myntenheten er britiske pund (GBP), som deles i 100 pence. Det finnes minibanker i alle små og store byer, og Visa, MasterCard og American Express godtas de fleste steder. Tilreisende med andre kort bør sjekke med kredittkortselskapet sitt på forhånd. Utenlandsk valuta kan veksles på vekslingskontorer og store hoteller, men man kan regne med å få bedre kurs i banker.
Landskoden for Storbritannia er +44. Det er god mobildekning med GSM 1800-nettverk. Disse kan være inkompatible med noen tobåndstelefoner fra USA. Det finnes internettkafeer i alle byer av en viss størrelse, på togstasjoner og flyplasser, og mange steder tilbyr trådløst Internett.
|Første nyttårsdag||2015 - 1. jan.||1. jan.|
|Andre nyttårsdag (kun i Skottland)||2. jan.||2. jan.|
|St. Patricks dag (kun i Nord-Irland)||17. mar.||17. mar.|
|Langfredag||3. apr.||25. mar.|
|Andre påskedag||6. apr.||28. mars|
|Maidag||4. mai||2. mai|
|Spring Bank Holiday||25. mai||30. mai|
|Orangemens day (kun Nord-Irland)||12. jul.||12. jul.|
|Summer Bank Holiday||31. aug.||29. aug.|
|St. Andrew's day (kun i Skottland)||30. nov.||30. nov.|
|Første juledag||25. des.||25. des.|
|Andre juledag||26. des.||26. des.|
Bristol's climate is unpredictable, much like the rest of the United Kingdom. Situated in the southwest of the country and sheltered largely by Exmoor and the Mendip Hills, Bristol is in fact one of the UK's warmest cities. Summers are usually sunny and warm, while winters are cold and wet. Summer days, however, can start out overcast and damp, clearing later. In summer, temperatures average between 53°F (12°C) and 71°F (22°C); and in winter, temperatures average between 37°F (3°C) and 48°F (9°C). Rain is possible in any season, but late-autumn and winter are the wettest seasons. The best time to travel to Bristol is during the summer (June to August) when it is usually warm and sunny. Winters are wet, but comparatively mild temperature-wise. A good time to plan a short break in Bristol is at the end of July when the popular Harbour Festival takes place, one of the largest free events in England with music on five stages, street theatre, markets and a fireworks display.
Bristol International Flyer buses depart for the city centre (including the train station) every eight minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes off-peak. The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs around £7 for a one-way ticket. Taxis are available outside the terminal.
Car hire companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.
Taxis are available all day and night at the airport, located outside the terminal building. Passengers can visit the booking desk within the covered walkway, where they will be quoted a fixed fare and allocated a taxi. Payment can be made by card at the booking desk, or by cash to the driver.
Facilities at Bristol Airport include a bureau de change, ATM, bars, restaurants, shops, an executive lounge and tourist information desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
There is short and long-term car parking available. Spaces can be pre-booked via the airport website.
Free wifi is available and there are internet kiosks before and after security.