As the only airport in Wales offering international scheduled flights (Anglesey Airport offers a scheduled flight to Cardiff), Cardiff Airport is owned by TBI plc and served by scheduled, low-fare, business and charter carriers, and also supports corporate and general aviation. The majority of international flights are to Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands with the most popular being Alicante, Amsterdam, Palma de Mallorca. The most popular domestic service within the UK is to Edinburgh. There are also some transatlantic charter flights to the USA and the Caribbean.
Directions by Car
The airport is close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, 12 miles west of Cardiff and 10 miles from junction 33 on the M4. Exit junction 33 on the M4 and follow the signs to Cardiff Airport along the A4232, A4050 and A4226. Entrance to the drop off / pick up area, short stay under 24hours and short stay over 24hours car park is via the Eastern approach, Port Road Entrance to the long stay car park is via the Western approach, roundabout with A4226 and B4265 Drivers are able to drop-off passengers outside the terminal building at Cardiff Airport, making access to the airport more convenient. Pick-up of passengers takes place in the short stay under 24hours car park. This is to comply with Department for Transport (DfT) regulations forbidding unattended or waiting vehicles outside any airport terminal building in the UK. The first 20 minutes in the short stay car park will be free of charge for those wishing to meet and pick up arriving passengers.
Customers who have pre-booked their car parking should follow signs for the Long Stay Car Park. This car park also includes the following facilities for passengers who require Special Assistance and disabled passengersA Special Assistance Call Point (linked to the service desk on the ground floor of the terminal) A shelter facility where customers can wait to be met by Special Assistance operatives Vehicle pick up (this is available from the shelter within the car park, and will transport customers to and from the terminal building if needed) A shuttle bus will be operating 24/7 in this car park transporting passengers to and from the terminal building.
Directions by Train
A rail link connects Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Station to Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains run every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for passengers with a valid train ticket, which connects with all trains to carry passengers on the short journey to the airport terminal. Full facilities are available for passengers requiring special assistance.