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Taxi from Bristol airport

by blos

Hi everyone,
I need to get from Bristol International Airport to a town called Chippenham next Tuesday night. I arrive into the airport at 11.00pm so my options are fairly limited. Does anyone know how much a taxi to Chippenham would cost It's about 30miles of a journey? Or if anyone knows any alternatives it would be a great help

Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by KennetRose

Bristol Airport (still wish they'd either kept it as dreamy Lulsgate or made it Cary Grant International Airport as I suggested!) is the "wrong" side of town for Cheltenham so it's nearer 50 miles than 30. I guess a taxi might cost you GBP 40-50.

A good alternative would be a taxi to Temple Meads station in Bristol, and then a train to Cheltenham. The train is fast and efficient, mostly, and the taxi and train together would cost you about GBP 30.

Re: Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by KennetRose

Sorry I had a brainstorm - misread Chippenham as Cheltenham! Duh!

A taxi to Chippenham from the airport should be a reasonable proposition - not as far as Cheltenham! Not far past Bath in fact and probably not 30 miles. Reckon on GBP 20 - 30 for the taxi ride.

Re: Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by Mitchx

The taxi fare from the airport to Bristol City centre is about £12 for just 6 miles. Think the fare to Chippenham might be more around the £40 mark.

Bristol Airport Taxis 01275-474812

You might do better to pick up a hire car ??
Avis - Tel: 01275 47353 Fax: 01275 473535

Europcar - Tel: 01275 474623 Fax: 01275 474663

Hertz - Tel: 01275 472807

National- Tel: 01275 474821

Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by JuliaK

The taxi is far more expensive if you hire itr from the airport!!!!!
Take the Bristol Flyer bus service (6£ return) and that will take to you to the city center. You can take either the bus from there, or the train ( The Flyer stops in Temple Meads the train station as well. From my experience, hiring a taxi to in Fishponds where my house is it costs me £20. Well the area were I leave is 4miles from the Bristol city center. Imagine how much it is going to cost for Chippenham!!!!!
Any other info that you want I am more than willing to provide!!!

Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by chrisinalma

I had to take a taxi from Clifton in Bristol to Frampton Cotterell (just outside Bristol and was charged £20:00 so even trapseing into Bristol on the coach to Temple Meads is not going to significantly reduce the pre booked taxi fare -the trick is to agree the price ahead of your visit -suggest you speak to B Bennett taxis on +44 117 9551551.

have a good trip!

Incidentally WHY is there an `Avon Forum`...Avon ceased to exist (thank God!) as a local authority some years ago!!???

Re: Taxi from Bristol airport

by HeidiR

There is a shuttle bus from Bristol airport to the train station, then the train takes 30 mins to Chippenham stopping at Bath on the way. The bus ticket is about 5 pounds, train is 6 or 7 pounds

I think a taxi to Bath which was half way is about 30 pounds so probrably looking at 40 or 50 pounds to Chippenham.

Why not hire a car? I think you can hire them from places in the airport for about 20 pounds a day.

I used to live in Chippenham and there are some details on my page

RE: Taxi from Bristol airport

by sunlandcars

Best Bet And Cheapest Use A Airport Transfer
Prices To Wiltshire From Bristol £8.00 Terminal To Destination

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Opening times

* Open daily from 9am to 5.30pm in peak season, closing at 5.00pm off-peak.
* Closed Christmas Day.
* Last entrance to animal houses is half an hour before closing.
* Last entrance to the Zoo is an hour before closing.
* Free entry for under 3's - baby changing and feeding facilities available.
* The Pelican Restaurant serves hot meals and snacks and has a covered picnic area.
* Discounts for groups.
* Shop for gifts and souvenirs.
* Wheelchair-friendly: 20 wheelchairs and 2 electric scooters are available for hire. Please phone to pre-book 0117 974 7357.

Allow 2-5 hours for your visit

Individual admission prices
Prices are effective from 22 March 2006

Individual Prices
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Child (3-14) £6.00
Child (Under 3) Free
2 Adults + 2 Children £29.00
Concession: 15-18 yrs / student / senior citizen / disabled adult £8.70
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