Cardiff Airport

General information

Cardiff Airport is the only international airport in Wales (Cymru), located at the site Rhoose. It is the ideal airport if you want to visit South Wales and Mid Wales. North Wales is easier to reach from the airports in Liverpool and Manchester.

Location

Where is Cardiff Airport situated?

The airport is south-west of Cardiff. Road access to the airport could be better, the M4 motorway is at some distance from Cardiff Airport (20 kilometres).

How many terminals has Cardiff Airport?

The regional airport in Walea has one small terminal.

Airport Map


Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Cardiff Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
Bristol Airport 43km
Southampton Airport 147km
Birmingham Airport 160km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Cardiff Airport to the centre of Cardiff is 19 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Cardiff. Another city nearby is Swansea, the distance from the airport to the city centre is 64 kilometres. Travel time is approximately 60 minutes.

From CWL Airport to Cardiff City centre by Car
19 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cardiff Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Cardiff Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Cardiff Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Cardiff Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cardiff Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cardiff is about £ 35.-. Book your taxi at Cardiff Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CWL Airport to Cardiff City centre by Taxi
19 km
30 min
£ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Cardiff Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cardiff Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cardiff Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cardiff Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cardiff Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Cardiff Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cardiff Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • TUI Airways (BY)
  • Flybe (BE)
  • KLM (KL)
  • Vueling (VY)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (MT)

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cardiff Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport, Rhoose

Located next to the terminal building, the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport offers en suite rooms with breakfast included and quadruple-glazed windows. Free WiFi is available.

family

The Mount Rooms, Barry

The Mount Rooms is set in Barry, 6 km from Penmark Castle and 6 km from Fonmon Castle. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site on a first come, first serve basis.

luxury

The Copthorne Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

Offering easy access in less than 30 minutes by car to Cardiff International Airport, this waterside hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Cardiff’s lively city centre.

Hotels in Cardiff

Looking for the best hotels in Cardiff? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Hilton Cardiff, Cardiff

This luxury hotel is in the city centre, looking out over Cardiff Castle and City Hall. It has large air-conditioned rooms, a 20-metre heated pool, a gym, spa, sauna, steam room and spa bath.

budget

ibis budget Cardiff Centre, Cardiff

Situated a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station and 15 minutes’ walk from the Millenium Stadium, the ibis budget Cardiff Centre offers modern rooms and wireless internet hotspots.

business

Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

With a stylish bar and restaurant, Clayton Hotel Cardiff offers modern rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is adjacent to Cardiff Central Rail Station, and the Principality Stadium is 300 metres away.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cardiff Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

City Sightseeing Cardiff 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Cardiff bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 hours. Discover sights such as Cardiff Castle and Millennium Stadium, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.

Activity

Doctor Who Walking Tour of Cardiff City

Take a 2.5-hour walking tour of Cardiff, and discover locations in the Welsh capital used in the hit TV series “Doctor Who.” Learn how the city was utilized for intergalactic purposes, and how it was transformed to become New York, Pompeii and more.

Tour & transport

From Barry Island: Gavin and Stacey Tour

Discover the locations of Gavin and Stacey on this official tour. See Barry Island and visit the home of Stacey. Visit Nessa's arcade and sit in her chair, then take a walk on Barry seafront.

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