Getting Here

Getting to ELC Bristol

Getting to ELC Bristol is made simple by direct transportation from a number of international airports. Bristol International Airport is only 20 minutes away.

You can get to ELC Bristol from both Heathrow and Gatwick by direct bus. London is only 1 hour 40 minutes away by train and the M4 and M5 motorways ensure that you can travel with ease to all corners of the country.

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If you have any questions regarding your travel to Bristol, our team will be more than happy to help and advise you.


Bristol International Airport

Bristol International Airport is only 20 minutes from the school by taxi. To see all the places you can fly to from Bristol, click here. The following airlines use Bristol airport: Aer LingusAir MaltaFlybeBritish Airways, Brussels AirlinesEasyJetKLMLaudaLoganAirLufthansaRyanAirWizz.

Taxis from Bristol airport cost around £30.00. Transfers cost £65.00, and we use the same taxi company, so maybe it is better to take a taxi when you arrive! There is an airport bus which costs £8.00 for a single journey and £13.00 for a return. However, if you take the bus, remember you also have to take a taxi when you arrive at Bristol bus station.

Getting to ELC Bristol from Heathrow and Gatwick

The easiest and certainly the cheapest way to get to Bristol from both Heathrow and Gatwick is by direct bus. The journey from Heathrow takes around 2 hours and from Gatwick it takes around 3.5 hours.  Fixed return tickets for both airports will cost between £25.00 and £40.00 (flexible open returns cost between £88.00 and £100.00).  You can book a ticket on line with National Express.  The central bus station in Bristol is called the Marlborough Street Bus Station. Whenever you arrive, you will always find taxis waiting. The cost of a taxi to your accommodation will be around £12.00.

Other Airports (Stansted, Luton, Birmingham)

It is not as convenient to fly to these airports. If you do, find details below on how to get to Bristol by bus.

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Airport Transfer Service

Students under 18 are always encouraged to book an airport transfer.

Prices are for a transfer on arrival only. There are reduced rates for students arriving together.

  • Bristol airport £45.00*      * If you arrange a taxi yourself, the cost from Bristol airport is about £30.00.
  • Heathrow £220.00
  • Gatwick £260.00

At Heathrow and Gatwick, the school driver meets you when you come through customs.
At Bristol Airport, you are over 18 years old, go straight to the Arrow Cars Taxi office and give them your name. The Arrow Cars office is just outside the terminal building. If you are under 18, you will be met by a driver from Go Executive Travel inside the airport building, as you exit customs. He will have a sign with the ELC logo on it and some form of ID. He will take you by car to your accommodation in Bristol.