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Rent an RV in Bristol

Discover a vibrant city full of arts, culture, and delicious food, with a long history when you rent a camper van in Bristol. Nestled in the southwest of England, Bristol is a true gem for visitors and camper van rentals: take in the iconic suspension bridge over the Avon Gorge, explore streets of independent shops and brightly colored buildings, and enjoy one of the many festivals that take place throughout the year. The bustling harborside is home to museums, restaurants, and even the SS Great Britain, and there is green space aplenty if you want to leave the city behind for a little while. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or a lover of contemporary arts, rent a motorhome in Bristol and let the city’s unique character leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

Starting at $79 / night

Where can I pick up my RV rental in Bristol?

Bristol is extremely well-connected by plane, train, and bus. If you rent a camper van in Bristol, you could fly directly to the city’s airport from many European countries. Bristol Temple Meads is the main train station with links to London, the north, and the southwest of England. Looking to get to Bristol on a budget? No problem – National Express coaches serve Bristol’s coach station, meaning you can travel between Bristol and London for just a few pounds!

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Explore Bristol RV Rentals

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Surfer Suite Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Ocean

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 177 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Fixed high roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.
  • 4
  • 2

Couple Cottage Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 130 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Without pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance & tempomat

Your roadsurfer Benefits



Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs


Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver


Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure


Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included


Roadside assistance


Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Bristol

We hope you have an amazing time exploring the city and surrounding area when you rent a camper van in Bristol. From Bristol, it is easy to head off on all types of adventure. What about a historical trip to Bath, a hiking trip to Wales, camping with wild ponies on Dartmoor, or a surf trip in Cornwall? To make your holiday planning even easier, we’ve put together a camper’s guide to Bristol and insider tips like where to camp and when to visit.


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Camper vans & RVs with ready-to-go camping gear

Our roadsurfer camper vans and Class B RVs are equipped with everything you may need or want on your road trip. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, relax and unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen box that includes a pot and pan, tableware, glasses, utensils, mugs, and a French press for your coffee, allowing you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside. The only thing you need to bring is a comforter or sleeping bag and your sense of adventure. You can also reserve a comforter when you book your Bristol camper van, along with many other items that you can find on our equipment list.

Best time of year to visit Bristol

For the optimal experience, rent a camper van in Bristol during the spring and summer months (May to September). With temperatures warming up and the days growing longer, you’ll find Bristol at its most lively and picturesque. These months offer the perfect weather for exploring and are when many of Bristol’s festivals happen. Fall, too, (mid-September to mid-December) can be a delightful time to visit, as the city’s parks and green spaces transform into a sea of red and gold.

Filling and emptying water tanks in Bristol

When you rent a motorhome in Bristol, we ask you to fill up your fresh water when you set off and empty your waste water at the end of your trip. There are few places to do this other than campsites, unlike in America and mainland Europe, meaning that the most stress-free way to do this is to begin and end your adventure at a campsite with these facilities. Some campsites allow you to use their facilities for a small fee if not staying there. This map when filtered for ‘Aires with disposal services’ shows available waste disposal sites – you can see how rare they are in the United Kingdom, so a camp ground with these facilities is ideal.

Parking in Bristol

When you rent an RV in Bristol, you’ll want to park somewhere in order to explore the delights of the city on foot. First things first, check that you won’t be charged for driving into the Clean Air Zone. If you need to park outside the CAZ, you’ll find that Bristol has an amazing bus system so there’s no need to worry that you’ll be walking long distances just to get to your destination! Most Park and Ride parking garages in Bristol have a height restriction; more info on this, and a full list of parking garages without a height restriction can be found here, or check out our selection of the most convenient ones:

  • Portwall Lane long stay parking garage, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6AL – £10 for 4 hours, overnight parking available. Please note prices may vary.
  • Mardyke Wharf long stay parking garage, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4RU – £10 for 4 hours, overnight parking available. Get here early to get a spot as there are only a few available. Please note prices may vary.
  • Wapping Wharf – there are two parking garages here, one at 29 Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RH, and the other right on the harbour side at Bristol BS1 6JL.

Best places to visit near Bristol

Your new home has four wheels, so why not use them to go to one of our favorite places to visit near Bristol?

  • If you’ve got children on board, visit Avon Valley for a day out spotting wildlife and enjoying the great outdoors. They have the largest collection of animatronic dinosaurs in the southwest, perfect if you’re traveling with budding paleontologists! St. Werburgh’s City Farm and Windmill Hill City Farm are two other brilliant spots if you need to entertain little ones for a day.
  • Looking for something a little more adventurous than strolling the streets of Bristol? You can’t miss The Wave, Bristol’s inland ocean with waves for all levels. Ride perfect waves unlike anything you’ve experienced before, or book a spectator day pass that allows you to watch the surfers, eat at the café, and enjoy the grounds of this incredible place. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, go mountain biking at Ashton Court Estate. You can rent bikes for solo exploration or join a skills course while you wear out your legs and lungs on the trails.
  • Bristol is surrounded by beautiful places to visit. Visit Bath, a short train ride away, for its Roman and Georgian history, honey-colored buildings, and laid-back vibe. Bradford on Avon is a photographer’s paradise if you love to capture the quaint and cozy side of England, and for everyone else, it’s a visual feast. South of Bristol, try Glastonbury if you like all things spiritual and witchy, or Wells to wander around the UK’s smallest city.

Campgrounds near Bristol

The southwest of England has many wonderful campgrounds waiting for you. Here is our pick of those close enough to stay on your first night when you rent a camper van in Bristol.

  • Baltic Wharf Campground is a small campground right on the south bank of the Harbourside loop. You’ll need to book well in advance, but if you can snag a spot here, you’re right in the heart of the city.
  • The Stables provide basic facilities, which are reflected in the cheap price, but get great reviews all around for their cleanliness and friendly owners.
  • Bristol Camping is just north of the city on 200 acres of arable farm and has a bus link to the city center.

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