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Cardiff Airport general information

If you’re flying from Cardiff Airport, we’ve collected the ‘must-know’ information you’ll need in one easy-to-read guide.

Cardiff Airport parking

Don’t risk unreliable public transport ruining your departure day, take the stress out of flying from Cardiff Airport by parking your own car just minutes from the terminal building. Pre-booking airport parking with APH will not only guarantee a space, but you’ll also receive big discounts on turn-up-and-park prices. You’ll also be able to relax in the knowledge your car is being well looked after in a Park Mark Safer Parking Award-holding car park.

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Cardiff Airport hotel and parking packages

Booking a hotel and parking package is a great way to take the uncertainty and stress out of departure day from Cardiff Airport. From unexpected delays on the roads and motorways to avoiding the early morning alarm, staying at a nearby airport hotel will ensure your trip gets off to the perfect start.

Choosing a hotel and parking package makes financial sense, too, with a room often costing just a few pounds more than parking alone. Simply combine a pre-flight stop-over with parking at a nearby, security-controlled car park. Perfect for all travellers – a hotel and parking package is the fastest route to hassle-free air travel.

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Cardiff Airport hotels

All about Cardiff Airport

Opened in 1942, Cardiff Airport is located just southwest of Cardiff city and is by far the busiest airport in Wales. It offers a range of flights around the UK, Western Europe and seasonal further afield flights throughout the year.

Getting There

Cardiff Airport is accessible via bus from Cardiff city centre; the T9 Cardiff Airport Express Bus Service provides frequent travel to the airport. Rail is also an option, the airport has a rail link connecting to Cardiff Central and Bridgend and provides a shuttle bus service from the train station to the airport for an additional fee. Cardiff Airport is easy and simple to reach by car, and with an APH Cardiff Airport car park, it’s the least stressful way to travel. 

Check-in information

You should find out from your airline when the recommended check-in time for your flight is – however as a general guideline you should arrive at least two hours early for international flights and at least an hour and a half before a domestic flight.

Destinations

Cardiff Airport offers flights to over 20 destinations, with frequent flights within the UK and across Europe, see the full destination map here.  

Disabled Passenger Details

Cardiff Airport has a range of facilities to help any passengers that may require assistance. The airport has also partnered with Autism Puzzles.

Family Assisted Lanes

Cardiff Airport does not offer family assistance lanes.

Shopping

Need to pick up a few last-minute essentials for your trip? Here’s a full list of the shops at Cardiff Airport and whether they’re located before or after security.

Where to Eat

Cardiff Airport has a selection of eateries to suit all tastes and requirements. Here's a full list of places to eat at Cardiff Airport.

Wi-Fi access

WiFi at Cardiff Airport is free for 30 minutes. Further information on charges and how to connect can be found here.  

Baby Changing

Baby changing facilities are available throughout the airport.

Luggage Trolleys

Trolleys are available. Cardiff Airport offer trolleys free of charge, however a deposit is required. Find out all the details here.

Pharmacies

There is no pharmacy at Cardiff Airport.

Showers

Public shower facilities are not currently available at Cardiff Airport.

Chapel

The multi-faith rooms are located within the check-in hall, just across from the Special Assistance Desk.

Airport map

Cardiff Airport

Cardiff, Cardiff, CF62 3BD

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Cardiff, Cardiff, CF62 3BD

Directions

Cardiff Airport is directly linked to the M4 at junction 33. Simply exit the motorway and follow signs to the airport. Choose post code CF62 3BD.