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Hire a campervan in Bristol

Discover a vibrant city full of arts, culture, and delicious food, with a long history when you hire a campervan in Bristol. Nestled in the southwest of England, Bristol is a true gem for visitors and campervan rentals: take in the iconic suspension bridge over the Avon Gorge, explore streets of independent shops and brightly coloured 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.

From £69 / night

Collect your campervan rental in Bristol and go

Bristol is extremely well-connected by plane, train and bus. If you rent a campervan 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 £4!

Bristol

Bristol

Address

Park Farm
West Ln
Winford, Felton, Bristol BS40 9UD
United Kingdom

Getting to the station

From Bristol International Airport:We’re just a 5-minute taxi ride away. If you prefer public transportation, you can take either the A1 Airport Flyer or the A4 Air Dealer (Falcon) buses to the Airport Tavern, then it’s an 8-minute walk to the site. Once you arrive at our entrance gate, you’ll need to enter a code into a code reader. You will receive the code from us via email a few days before your trip begins.
From the City Centre:Walk to the bus stop “The Centre C7” and catch the Unibus U2 (heading towards Langford). Alight at Airport Tavern, then it’s an 8-minute walk to the site. Once you arrive at our entrance gate, you’ll need to enter a code into a code reader. You will receive the code from us via email a few days before your trip begins.

Parking information

Please be aware that street parking around our location is not permitted, and on-site parking requires prior consultation with our team (please submit your request via our contact form for inquiries). However, we highly recommend parking your car at the airport and using a taxi service to reach the station. Parking at the airport can be conveniently arranged online.

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roadsurfer campers in Bristol

  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite VW T6.1 California Ocean campervan

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 2

Couple Cottage Motorhome without a pop-up roof (600)

  • 130 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance & tempomat
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Motorhome with a fixed high roof (600)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Fixed high roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 3
  • 2+1

Cozy Cottage Semi-integrated motorhome (700)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • large bathroom
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Rear view camera, cruise control, spacious rear garage, etc.

Your roadsurfer perks



Unlimited mileage


Free 2nd driver included


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


Roadside assistance


Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included


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Motorhome hire in Bristol

We hope you have an amazing time exploring the city and surrounding area when you hire a campervan 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 you 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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Campervans: Equipped and ready for adventure

When you hire a campervan in Bristol you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Bristol you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Bristol campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.

Best time to hire a campervan in Bristol

For the optimal experience, hire a campervan in Bristol during the spring and summer months. 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. Autumn, too, can be a delightful time to visit, as the city’s parks and green spaces transform into a sea of red and gold.

Water tank services near 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 UK, so a campsite with these facilities is ideal.

Petrol stations near our Bristol location

Before you return your campervan rental, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at the following petrol station near our location here:

  • Gulf – Bristol Airport Fuel Express Automat, Bridgwater,Rd, Bristol BS483SW

Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.

Parking in Bristol

When you hire a campervan 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 car parks in Bristol have a height restriction; more info on this, and a full list of carparks without a height restriction can be found here, or check out our selection of the most convenient ones:

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

Places to visit near Bristol

Your new home has four wheels, so why not use them to go to one of our favourite 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 travelling with budding palaeontologists! St Werburghs 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 Aston Court Estate. You can hire 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-coloured buildings, and laidback vibe. Bradford on Avon is a photographer’s paradise if you love to capture the quaint and cosy 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.
  • There’s plenty to do with a four-legged friend in tow. Let them run off their energy at Ashton Court Estate, or take them to Westonbirt Arboretum where they are more than welcome off-leash in some areas. Tyntesfield, a Victorian Gothic Revival house and estate, makes for an incredible day out, and dogs on short leads are totally fine. Dogs can also go to all the attractions at Cheddar Gorge and Caves,; even without a dog, this is a must-visit.

Camping near Bristol

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

  • Baltic Wharf Campsite is a small campsite 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 provides basic facilities which is reflected in the cheap price, but gets great reviews all round for its 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 centre.

FAQs

To rent a campervan or motorhome in the UK, you must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of one year.

For all UK registered renters, a driver license check is compulsory at the time of pick-up at one of our UK stations in order to be fully covered by our insurance package.

If you are registered in the UK and have more than 6 points on your driving license and/or with specific past driving convictions you will not be able to drive our vehicles.

For this purpose, if you are renting in the UK you will need to provide the following:

  • Driving license number
  • Address information (As displayed on Driver’s license)
  • National Insurance ID

You can enter the required information on the website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence in advance and generate a check code and show it at the time of pick-up at the station. Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days.

Drivers with a driver’s license from other European countries picking up our vehicles in any UK station are not subject to the driver license check.

You’ll need a VE103 vehicle on hire certificate to show you’re allowed to use a hired or leased vehicle if you’re driving it abroad. Read more on GOV.UK article “Taking a vehicle out of the UK: For Less than 12 months”.

You can get a VE103 for a fee from the:

  • AA
  • British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
  • RAC Motoring Services
  • Road Haulage Association (RHA)

Please remember to bring the following documents when you come to pick up your roadsurfer:

  • Identity card or passport of all drivers
  • Driving license of all drivers
  • VISA or Mastercard (credit or debit) for the deposit (with sufficient funds and please do not forget the PIN). If necessary, payment can also be made by EC card at German stations. You can find more information here.
  • If you are a British citizen, you will need to provide a driver license check. Find out more on GOV.UK.

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