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Cardiff Airport Guide

Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport Guide
This is a guide to cardiff airport. At you will find everything you need to know about cardiff airport, quickly and all in one place.

This is not the 'official' airport website (which is at, it's an in depth guide to cardiff airport, where everything you need to know is no more than 2 clicks away. Click on any of the links on the left to find the information you need, including Cardiff Airport Parking and Cardiff Airport Hotels.

Cardiff is popular a business and holiday airport, with a roughly 50:50 split between scheduled and charter flights. In 2011 1.2 million passengers passed through its terminal, down from 1.4 million in 2010 and 2.1 million in 2007. There are 20 airlines flying to over 70 destinations from cardiff airport but, with route development a top priority, more routes and airlines added regularly.

The airport is situated in Rhoose, 12 miles (21 kms) west of Cardiff city centre and 10 miles from Junction 33 of the M4. It has one terminal, with check in decks, baggage reclaim and arrivals on the ground floor floor and a food court, bars, departure lounges and gates on the first floor.

There is ample parking at cardiff airport, including 278 short term spaces and 1836 long term spaces, plus off airport parking which is usually cheaper and almost as close to the terminals as the on airport long term car park. See our cardiff airport parking page for more information, including where to book at the lowest prices.

A growing number of local hotels are offering the traditional 'overnight stay plus free parking' airport hotels package (see the cardiff airport hotels page for more information, including where to book at the cheapest prices). The Cym Ciddy and Airlodge hotels the closest hotels to the airport.

Once inside the airport terminal you will find all of the facilities you would expect at a small international hub. There is an airport lounge, currency exchange bureau and a number of ATMs. There is a good range of eating facilities, a bar, pub, limited shopping facilities and excellent disabled facilities.

For those meeting someone at this airport, it couldn't be simpler. Follow the directions on our 'directions' page and park in the short term car park once you reach the airport (short term parking is clearly signposted). Then head for arrivals and check the flight status on the information boards for when you need to wait by the gate.

If want to know about airport security, the history of cardiff airport, technical data, or you want to do a spot of plane spotting, we can help you with that too. Just click on the relevant link in the index boxes on the left.

And if you have a stop over at this airport, have a look at our airport lounge and cardiff airport hotels pages, or you might have a look at the local attractions page and take in one of the local sights whilst you wait for your connecting flight.

Cardiff Airport contact details
Address: Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD
Information: + 44 (0)1446 711 111
Arrivals: + 44 (0)1446 711 111
Lost property: via email on
Fax: +44 (0)1446 711 675

Selected technical data
Airport Code : CWL
Airport name : Cardiff International Airport
City : Cardiff
Country : United Kingdom
World Area Code: 493
GMT Offset : +0.0


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