Bristol (United kingdom)
Bristol is a sizeable town in southwest England, located at the banks of the Avon River. Bristol has been a major port city since its inception in 1100. The city is famous for its architecture from the Victorian and the Georgian eras, its street art, its nightlife, its cider and the annual hot-air balloon festival. The town is also famous for its suspension bridge, two good aquariums, a couple of older churches, as well as a few finer park areas. Even though the nightlife attracts students, it is surprisingly expensive, but still cheaper than in London.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Bristol forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Bristol is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $63.40, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $269.85, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $79.58
- Hotel (3 stars): $110.50
- Hotel (4 stars): $143.25
- Hotel (5 stars): $218.47
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.85
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.68
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.83
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.36
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.08
Bristol has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 63.7 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 80.6 (better than United states average 69.0)
- Walking alone at night: 50.7 (better than United states average 41.3)
More information: Bristol safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.