Cardiff Airport Guide

Cardiff Airport Terminal Building - © M J Richardson

The Cardiff Airport Guide offers travellers with a quick reference airport guide that containing useful information and resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains important information about Cardiff airport, details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other information & resources relating to foreign currency. For travellers having a better understanding of the airport and being familiar with the facilities that are available, useful hints and traveller tips can help to make travelling through airports a better experience.


Information on Cardiff Airport

Airport Name: Cardiff International Airport

Address: Cardiff International Airport, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD, Wales

Airport Code: CWL

Telephone: +44 (0) 1446 711111

Website: Cardiff Airport

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)1446 711111.

Check in Times: Usually 3 hours prior to departure for international flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: To a range of destinations in Europe, Caribbean & North America.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, it is useful to check the latest Traffic & Road Reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: With baggage rules and regulations subject to updates and changes at short notice, it is recommended to check exactly what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. This can help ensure you are up to date with the latest rules & requirements and pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel Checklist that provides travellers with practical travel tips and reminders to help ensure you take everything you need for your trip.

Getting To Cardiff Airport

By Public Transport

Train: There is a rail link connecting Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station to Cardiff Central and Bridgend. The trains run on an hourly frequency from Monday to Saturday, note the frequency on Sundays is two hourly. Travellers can use the shuttle bus services that are free to those with valid train tickets, taking passengers from the train to the airport terminal. The bus service operates once and hour leaving at 10 minutes past the hour. For further information and resources on planning a train journey to the airport please see: Train Services


Bus & Coach: There are buses that run between Cardiff Central station and Cardiff International Airport, the frequency is once and hour from Monday to Saturday during the day and once every two hours on Sundays. For more information please see: Airport Bus Timetable

The National Express coach service operates direct services to Cardiff Central bus station. From the station passengers can use train, bus and taxi to get to the airport. For further details please see:National Express Coaches


By Car: Cardiff airport is located close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, it is 12 miles to the west of Cardiff in Wales. From the M4 exit at junction 33 and follow the signs for Cardiff International Airport on the A4232, at Culverhouse Cross take the first exit and follow the signs to the airport driving along both the A4050 and A4226.


Airport Car Hire

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Airport Car Parking

Cardiff airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There is a facility that allows free parking for up to 20 minutes in the short stay parking, this is ideal if you are dropping off someone of collecting them from the airport. If you are going to be staying for longer the charges start at £1.60 for 30 minutes to £8 for 4 hours.

Long Term parking is available the price is approx £14 per day is you book on the day. Cheaper prices are available if you book earlier, if you do need airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Cardiff Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking






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