Cardiff Airport Guide

If you are travelling to or from Cardiff, it may be useful to know a little about the local transport links and the airport's facilities before you travel. To help you, we've created a guide to Cardiff Airport.

Cardiff Airport (CWL) information

Airport Name: Cardiff Airport (CWL)

Location: The airport is located roughly 19km from the city of Cardiff. There are good transport links between the airport and the city, as explained below.

Contact Information: Cardiff Airport, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD. Telephone: +44 (0)1446 711111.

 

 

Transport links and parking

There are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport as Cardiff Airport has excellent transport links.

Parking at Cardiff Airport

If you are travelling from Cardiff and would like to take your own car, there are a number of options available to you. There is a short stay car park within walking distance of the terminal building. This car park also operates as a priority pick-up point at a cost of '1 for 20 minutes. There are also two long stay car parks and both are served by a free shuttle bus which takes passengers to and from the airport. It is not necessary to pre-book parking but it is advisable as you will save money. Details on how to do this can be found on the airport's website - the address is at the bottom of this page. There is also a pick-up and drop-off area in Long Stay car park 1 that is free to use. This is a short walk or a free shuttle bus ride away from the terminal.

Cardiff Airport by public transport

There is a rail service at the airport which operates between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. The railway station is a short distance from the airport and passengers can use the free shuttle bus to travel between the station and the terminal building. If you are planning to continue your journey by rail, you will probably need to travel to Cardiff Central station after arriving at the airport. There is also a bus service which operates from outside the terminal building.

Cardiff Airport taxis

You may wish to take a taxi upon arrival at the airport. There are always plenty available. Checker Cars provides the airport with taxis and there is no need to pre-book. A typical taxi into the centre of Cardiff will cost around '26.

Cardiff Airport car hire

If you are travelling to Cardiff and would like to hire a car, either for business or to explore Wales in total freedom, a number of car hire companies have offices at the airport.

Cardiff Airport information for the business traveller

If you're travelling to or from Cardiff Airport for business, you may wish to know about the facilities the airport has to offer before embarking on your journey.

Internet access

The airport offers wireless internet access throughout the terminal. The service is provided by Spectrum and is easy to use - simply open your browser and follow the payment instructions. There are also internet kiosks if you do not have a wireless enabled device with you. These kiosks also offer printing facilities.

Other business facilities

The airport also has an Executive Lounge that passengers travelling for business or pleasure can use. A spot in the lounge, which has fax and photocopier facilities, can be pre-booked at a cost of '17.50 per person and we would recommend you contact the airport prior to travel if you wish to use these services.

For more information about Cardiff Airport, visit their website: Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport Flights

Flybe operates flights from Cardiff airport to the following destinations:

United Kingdom

  • Barra
  • Belfast City
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Intl.
  • Kirkwall
  • Stornoway
  • Sumburgh
  • Wick - John O Groats
  • Tiree

Channel Islands

  • Jersey

Czech Republic

  • Prague

France

  • Lyon
  • Paris CDG
  • Nice
  • Chambery
  • Grenoble

Germany

  • Nuremburg
  • Munich

Switzerland

  • Geneva
  • Zurich

Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.

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