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).
Netspanning is 230 volt, 50Hz. Stekkers met drie platte pinnen.
De munteenheid is de Britse pond (GBP). Eén pond is 100 pence. Geldautomaten zijn in alle steden te vinden. Visa, MasterCard en American Express worden algemeen geaccepteerd; bezoekers met andere creditcards wordt aangeraden van te voren de gangbaarheid ervan te controleren bij de verstrekker. Buitenlandse valuta kunnen worden ingewisseld bij wisselkantoren en grote hotels, maar banken hanteren de beste wisselkoersen.
Het landnummer voor bellen naar het Verenigd Koninkrijk is +44. Mobiele telefoons doen het door het hele land; lokale aanbieders maken gebruik van GSM 1800-netwerken die niet allemaal geschikt zijn voor Amerikaanse dual-band mobiele telefoons. Internetcafés zijn te vinden in alle grote en kleine steden, op treinstations en luchthavens, en wifi is vrijwel overal beschikbaar.
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.