Bristol Airport Duty Free

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About Bristol Airport (BRS)

IATA/ICAO Code:
BRS/EGGD
Address:
Bristol BS48 3DY
City: Bristol
Country:
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44(0)871 334 4444
Website: https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bristolairport
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BristolAirport
Arrivals: Bristol Airport (BRS) Arrivals
Departures: Bristol Airport (BRS) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
51.382702, -2.71909
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
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3.7 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Bristol Airport (IATA: BRS, ICAO: EGGD), is an airport serving the Bristol area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what Bristol Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 11 shops, 5 cafes, and 2 restaurants at Bristol Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It has one 2,011-meter asphalt runway that saw over 8.9 million passengers in 2019 from 69,434 aircraft movements. It services over 10 airlines with most of those being seasonal flights to and from destinations like Grenoble and Marrakesh, as well as Melbourne, Florida in the United States.

BRS began when a group of businessmen wanted to start an airplane club in 1927, so they developed farmland into the third civilian airport in the United Kingdom. It remained operational during WWII with at least one visit from Winston Churchill. This site gave way to the current site when it became apparent that more land was needed for the bigger commercial jets in the 1950s. It opened its doors in 1957 and serviced 33,000 passengers during its first year. The 1960s saw a new control tower and a longer runway installed. A new terminal was added in the 1990s. There are no jetbridges, so passengers are either bused or walk to their plane.

There is ample parking for both short- and long-term parking. Ground transportation includes rail, taxis, buses and shuttles, as well as car rentals.

How far away is Bristol Airport from from the centre of Bristol?

It takes approximately 20 mins to drive the 8.7 mi (14 kilometres) between the centre of Bristol and Bristol Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside BRS airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at Bristol Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Bristol Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Bristol Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 7 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 11 different shops around Bristol Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Bristol Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Bristol Airport include:

Accessorize
  • From first to last flight
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Aspire Lounge
  • Mon - Fri: 04:00 to 19:30
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
AspirePlus Lounge
  • Mon - Fri: 04:00 to 19:00
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
Brunel Bar and Kitchen
  • From first to last flight
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
Burger King
  • From first to last flight
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Cabin Bar
  • From first to last flight
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
Claire's Accessories
  • From first to last flight
  • First Floor
  • After Security
Costa Coffee
  • https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/at
  • From first to last flight
  • Ground Floor
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
Dexters
  • From first to last flight
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • After Security
Dixons Travel
  • 01275 474550
  • From first to last flight
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
JD Sports
  • From first to last flight
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Ritazza
  • 24 hours daily
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • Before Security
Soho Coffee
  • First Floor
  • After Security
Soho Coffee
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • Before Security
Starbucks
  • From first to last flight
  • First Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Superdrug
  • 01275 475565
  • From first to last flight
  • First Floor
  • After Security
The Bookshop
  • From first to last flight
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
Traveller
  • From first to last flight
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
WHSmith
  • From first to last flight
  • First Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website
WHSmith
  • From first to last flight
  • Ground Floor
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
WHSmith
World Duty Free
  • From first to last flight
  • First Floor
  • After Security
  • Visit website

Duty Free Allowance at Bristol Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Bristol Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Bristol Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Bristol Airport Reviews

★★★★★
Massive improvements at BRS since I last visited in 2012, loved the new walk ways in departures to the new gates, security in departures and arrivals was very quick and simple. Terminal is very easy to get around and the list for gates are easy to follow and find the correct gate.
- Liam Slade

★★★☆☆
Security took and very long time to clear and once through the facilities were ok,but a little bit lacklustre.Boarding was very quick and efficient though and the general athmosphere was more relaxed than going to a bigger airport.
- Morgan Dye

★★★★★
got to get yourself in the Aspire Lounge, its well worth it and pays for itself easily, especially if there is a delay. the main bar is hugely expensive...and if you can get served at all the expensive beer in nice warm glasses goes down a treat.
- Dean Willis

★★★☆☆
The airport is nice, however the long walk to the gate is unnecessary as I had to walk up stairs and down so many times to get to the gate. The lounge is nice and new however there is still building work going on.
- Dominik Kwolczak

★★★★★
The best airport I've flown from, check in is always very easy, no delays at security, plenty of seats in the departure lounge, staff friendly and helpful, shops, bars and restaurants are more than acceptable considering it's an airport. It can be a bit of a walk to some gates but nothing excessive.
- Gary

★★★★★
After some changes, added a few more security checks, Bristol Airport is getting better and better. Many facilities, places to seat, good service. I always enjoy fly from Bristol.
- Bartosz Ksiazek

★★★☆☆
Getting to the airport and the airport bus from the city is great. The checkin and security are standard. The security terminals are actually very helpful and you have a personal space instead of the usual crush 1hr free wifi. Food is overpriced. Apart from airport prices Burger King is all restaurants. Shops were fine
- James Raison

★★★☆☆
Fast customs, but I've waited 30 minutes for my luggage and when it came a man gave an item that was inside to me as if it has fallen out. I appreciate that they got it but I must say that it was a little suspicious. Friendly staff.
- Tomek Kucharski

★★★☆☆
BRS is a rapidly expanding regional airport. Access is via single-lane roads and there's no convenient drop-off area. Public transport options are available to Bristol and other towns in the area, though. Very few facilities are offered before security. Security is efficient and quick. There's a good range of shops and restaurants after security. Gate numbers are displayed shortly before departure only.
- Gio

★★☆☆☆
Very fast immigration checks, but extremely slow baggage delivery from Swissport. The arrival section of the airport is being upgarded and is currently very unpleasing to go through. Lots of stairs from gates to baggage claim...
- Gio
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