Cardiff Airport serves Cardiff along with South, West and Mid Wales. Located around 12 miles west of the city centre at Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff Airport remains the only airport in Wales which offers international scheduled flights, the majority of them flying to Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands. Flybe is the largest company to fly from Cardiff Airport, although Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Manx2 are also based there. The airport is owned and operated by TBI plc, has one terminal building and one runway of around 7723 feet.
Travelling to Cardiff Airport is easy, whether by road, by rail or by bus. Located 12 miles west of Cardiff and only 10 miles from the M4, Junction 33, it’s clearly signposted along the A4232, A4050 and the A4226. There’s both a short and long stay car park on the eastern approach on Port Road, and an alternative long stay car park on the western approach to the airport.
A rail connection joins Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station with Bridgend and Cardiff Central, with trains running hourly from Monday to Saturday, and every 2 hours on a Sunday. There’s a complimentary shuttle bus service provided for all passengers who have a valid train ticket for the short journey on to the airport terminal. It’s also easy and convenient to travel to Cardiff Airport by bus, with excellent connections between Cardiff city centre and the airport. The drop off and pick up points are conveniently situated, right at the front of the terminal building – you can’t miss them.
The modern terminal building at Cardiff Airport has all of the facilities you would expect to find at a major, international airport. Almost 2 million passengers travel through Cardiff Airport every year, travelling to more than 20 destinations, so naturally there are plenty of great shopping opportunities and eateries designed to ensure you have a comfortable experience at the airport and onward journey. Grabbing a tax and duty free bargain at Cardiff Airport is a very enjoyable pastime, along with picking up something to read for the journey. The Food Village on the first floor of the terminal building just before security has plenty of refreshment choices, from hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches to full meals – something for every taste, budget and appetite.