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

Near the airport is the train station of Rhoose, here you can catch trains to places in South Wales. You can take bus service 905 to travel between Cardiff Airport and the railway station, this bus also takes you to MOD St Athan. The Royal Air Force station can be reached by bus service 905 in the opposite direction.

From Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station you can get to Bridgend (28 minutes), Barry (6 minutes) and Cardiff (33 minutes) among others. From the railway station of Bridgend you can take the train to Swansea railway station, on its way it stops at Port Talbot Parkway and Neath. The journey time from Cardiff Airport to Swansea, the second city of Wales, is 1 hour and 22 minutes including one change. Trains run once an hour from Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station.

The bus ride costs £ 1.00 per person, the price of a train ticket to Swansea is £ 8.20 for adults and £ 4.10 for children from 5 up to 15 years (Anytime Day Single). Please consult website Traveline Cymru for more information.

Bus services

T9 Cardiff Airport Express to Cardiff

You can take bus T9 Cardiff Airport Express and travel to the city of Cardiff. The bus service of TrawsCymru runs seven days a week from the early morning until late evening between the airport and the centre of Cardiff. The first bus from the city leaves at 04.05 a.m. (Monday to Saturday) and 05.05 a.m. (Sunday) from Cardiff Bay (County Hall / Red Dragon Centre), the last bus from Cardiff Airport departs at 11.30 p.m.. All journeys are operated by low floor buses with enough space for your luggage and free WiFi.

Bus T9 leaves every 20 to 30 minutes in front of the airport building, a bus ride between the airport and railway station Cardiff Central takes 40 minutes. 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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