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Transportation to and from Cardiff Airport


What is the distance from Cardiff Airport to the centre of Cardiff?

The distance between Cardiff Airport and the city centre (Central Square) is 19 kilometres / 11.8 miles, it takes about half an hour to cover the distance by car.

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

Public transport

Train to Barry, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea

Close to the airport is Rhoose railway station, where you can catch a train to various places in Wales. Bus service 905 runs between the airport and the train station, once an hour in both directions. Travel time is 10 minutes and tickets cost £ 1.00 per person. Trains run every hour from Rhoose Station. From Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station you can reach Barry (6 minutes), Cardiff (33 minutes) and Bridgend (28 minutes) quickly.

From Bridgend railway station you can take the train to Swansea, on its way it makes a stop at Port Talbot Parkway and Neath. The journey time from Rhoose to Swansea, the second largest city in Wales, is 1 hour and 30 minutes including one change. The price of a train ticket to Swansea is £ 8.60 for adults and £ 4.30 for children from 5 up to 15 years (Anytime Day Single). Please consult timetable bus service 905 and website Traveline Cymru for more information.

Bus services

T9 Cardiff Airport Express to Cardiff

You can also take bus T9 Cardiff Airport Express and travel directly to the city of Cardiff. The bus service of New Adventure Travel runs seven days a week from the early morning until late in the evening between the airport and the city centre. The routes to and from the city are slightly different, on average it takes 35 minutes to the bus stops near the city centre and the main railway station Cardiff Central.

The first bus from the city leaves early in the morning, in time for the first flights departing from the airport, the last bus from Cardiff Airport leaves around midnight. All journeys are operated by low floor buses with enough space for your luggage. Bus T9 leaves every 20 minutes from April to October and every 30 minutes from November to March. On board the bus you can use free WiFi. Please consult bus T9 Cardiff Airport Express and website TrawsCymru for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults £ 5 £ 8
Children £ 2.50 £ 4

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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.


From Bournemouth: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

Discover the vibrant and historical city of Cardiff on a full-day trip from Bournemouth. Enjoy a guided sightseeing walking tour of the city, the castle, and newly renovated bay area, then spend free time exploring at your own leisure.


Cardiff Castle Entrance Ticket

Visit Cardiff Castle and get access to the grounds of the Bute family’s fairytale fortress. Wander the grounds, climb the keep, and marvel at the décor of the Castle Apartments. Learn the story of the castle at the interactive Interpretation Centre.



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.


From Oxford: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

Discover the vibrant and historical city of Cardiff on a full-day trip from Oxford. Enjoy a guided sightseeing walking tour of the city, the castle, and newly renovated bay area, then spend free time exploring at your own leisure.


Day Trip to Cardiff from London

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the cutting-edge city of Cardiff from London, and visit a number of attractions, including Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay.

Tours and transport

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.

Tour & transport

Cardiff: Doctor Who Car Tour

See familiar locations from the new Doctor Who TV series on this half-day car tour in Cardiff. Visit memorable locations in the Welsh capital seen in Doctor Who, as well as its spin-offs Torchwood.

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Private Transfer Cardiff Airport to Cardiff City Center

Travel in comfort and style between Cardiff Airport and Cardiff city center on your very own private transfer. Your driver will meet and greet you at the arrivals terminal and take you to your destination of choice.


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