Cheap flights from Belfast to Cardiff

Cardiff is Wales’ capital city, and the 11th largest in the UK. Every year around 18.3 million tourists visit Cardiff, and many of them will arrive by plane into Cardiff Airport from all over the world. This should come as no surprise since Cardiff is a beautiful place to visit with lots to see and do.

Belfast City Facilities

Belfast City Airport is the ideal place to start your journey to Cardiff. It has everything you need to begin in the right frame of mind, no matter what your reason for travelling might be. For example, if you’ve got an early start, or you like to sit and relax, watching the world go by, why not pop into Starbucks or Costa? Order your favourite coffee, add a tasty cake or wrap to the mix, and sit in comfort, waiting for your flight. If you want something a little more substantial and have more time, you can enjoy a sit down meal in St George’s Restaurant and Deli – favourite dishes here include lasagne and pizza (from a real pizza oven). Fancy something in between? The Artisan is where you should head. Tapas and other light bites as well as cocktails are all on the menu.

The shopping facilities at Belfast City Airport are excellent too. From the usual airport shops such as Waterstone’s and WH Smith to something a little different such as House of Ireland, as well as World Duty Free, whatever you need you should be able to pick up before your flight.

Flight Time from Belfast City to Cardiff

Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff take approximately one hour and five minutes.  

Getting to Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport is only five minutes from Belfast city centre, making it a favourite for those flying into or from the city. For sat navs, postcode BT3 9JH will get you where you need to go, taking you down the A2. The roadways are excellent in this part of the world, so even if you don’t drive yourself, you can easily take a taxi; pre-ordering one to collect you is a good idea to ensure you are on time.

Many people choose to take the train as it is so easy. The best stations to arrive at are either Great Victoria Street or Belfast Central. Trains run at regular intervals at peak times, so there should always be one for you to catch. Off peak trains will still take you to the airport, but there are not so regular, so check online for train times first.

The airport is so popular that there is even a free shuttle bus available from Sydenham station. You will need to book this in advance, particularly as the shuttle will only stop if there are definitely passengers to collect. It’s easy to organise this, however, either at the station or the airport.

Finally, you can take the bus. The dedicated Express 600 Service in just a 10-minute ride and you can catch one every half an hour. Buy tickets on the bus or in advance at the tourist information desk.

Travelling to and from Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport is a little way out from Cardiff itself, around 13 miles away. It is close to the village of Rhoose, which is 13 miles west of Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan. The postcode you need for your sat nav to get you there smoothly is CF62 3BD. The airport is off junction 33 of the M4, after which you will need to use the A4232, A4050, and A4226; simply follow the signs.

Buses are a good option too, and the T9 is ideal. This direct link to Cardiff city centre as well as Cardiff Bay stops right outside the airport terminal. This service runs every half an hour, and at the weekends travel is free. There is also a shuttle (the 905) that operates between Rhoose railway station and Cardiff Airport. This runs every hour from Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on Sundays.

Things To See and Do In Cardiff

Cardiff is the kind of city that certainly has something for everyone, so no matter what your age or what you like to do, you’ll find a way to spend your time in Cardiff.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is a great day out, for example. This huge stone fortress was built in the 11th century, and is still impressive. There are grounds to explore, interactive exhibits, a Norman keep, plus bomb shelters that were used in World War II.

Wales Millennium Centre

Another favourite Cardiff attraction is the Wales Millennium Centre. This venue was built in 2004 and holds up to 2,500 people. Here you can see theatre productions, live comedy, music, dance, and more. The building itself is made entirely from Welsh materials.

Cardiff International White Water

For the more adventurous, Cardiff International White Water is a superb choice. You can experience the only white water rafting course in South Wales here, try ‘hot dogging’ (surfing stunts), enjoy the indoor wave machine, and plenty more besides.

Best Time of Year to Visit Cardiff

In terms of good weather, it’s best to visit Cardiff between June and September when the average temperature is between 19 and 22 degrees.

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