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Cardiff International Airport (CWL)

Full Airport Name

Cardiff All-embracing Airport


Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD, Wales, UK

Airport Code


Country Code



(01446) 711 111




Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT (GMT + 1 from aftermost Sunday in March to aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid in Rhoose, 20km (12 miles) west of Cardiff burghal centre and 16km (10 miles) from Junction 33 on the M4.

Driving Directions

Exit at Junction 33 and chase the A4232. Take the aboriginal avenue off the A4232 at Culverhouse Cross and chase signs to the airport forth the A4050 and A4226.

Car Parking

Short-term, abiding and business parking is accessible at the airport. There are parking spaces appointed for disabled bodies in both the concise and the abiding car parks.

Car Hire

The afterward car appoint companies are accessible at the airport: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National Alamo.

Public Transport

Rail: Train: Trains run every hour in anniversary administration amid Cardiff Central Base and Rhoose Cardiff All-embracing Station. A chargeless shuttle bus operates amid the base in Rhoose and the airport.

Road: Bus: Cardiff Bus account X91 runs amid Cardiff Central Base and the airport alternate Monday to Saturday daytime and every 2 hours during daytime on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. EST Transport operates bus 95 every hour in the black Monday to Saturday amid Cardiff Central Base and Cardiff All-embracing Airport via Barry and Dinas Powys.

Taxi: Checker Cars (tel: (01446) 711 747), the official auto abettor for the airport, is amid alfresco the arrivals anteroom to the right. Taxis are accessible aloft accession or can be appointed in advance.

Information and Help Desks

The advice board is amid on the aboriginal attic of the terminal building. In accession to alms advice apropos to biking or the airport's facilities, it additionally has fax and photocopying accessories for use by travellers.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are ATMs on the aboriginal attic of the terminal architecture and in the arrivals anteroom as able-bodied as in the departures lounge. Bureaux de change are anchored on the aboriginal attic of the terminal and in the accoutrements accost hall.

Eating and drinking: Several accouterment options are accessible in the terminal. There is the Aliment Village, which sells sandwiches, snacks, hot aliment and beverages and is amid in the aliment cloister breadth on the aboriginal attic of the departures building. Burger King is amid adjoining to the Aliment Village. A bar on the aboriginal attic serves alcoholic and bendable drinks. A café in the departures lounge offers a ambit of pastries and hot and algid drinks. A bar in the departures lounge has a abounding ambit of alcoholic and bendable drinks, as able-bodied as a absolute aliment menu.

Shopping: There are two newsagents affairs a abounding ambit of newspapers, books, snacks, ability and tobacco in the terminal building. In the departures lounge, the Biking Shopping Tax and Duty Chargeless boutique offers a advanced ambit of perfume, cosmetics, confectionery, accouterment and cyberbanking equipment. It additionally has duty-free liquor and tobacco for travellers alfresco the EU. An electronics abundance sells the most recent accessories from Sony, Apple and added arch cyberbanking brands.

Luggage: Items begin should be handed to a affiliate of aegis or to the advice desk. Enquiries about absent acreage should be fabricated to the advice board (tel: (01446) 711 111).

Other facilities: Special babyish affliction apartment are accessible on the aboriginal attic of the abandonment lounge and in the arrivals hall. A chaplaincy is amid on the aboriginal attic of the departures lounge. A comedy centre is accessible in the airside abandonment lounge. There are two bold zones with the most recent video arcade machines at the airport, one on the aboriginal attic of the terminal architecture and the added aural the abandonment lounge.

Conference and Business Facilities

The absolute 51° Lounge is amid in the all-embracing abandonment lounge. Business chic barter can account from this account chargeless of charge, but it is accessible to shop for a day's membership. Business accessories such as fax, photocopier, blast and Wi-Fi admission are available. Fax and photocopying accessories are additionally accessible at the advice board on the aboriginal attic of the terminal.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport is able-bodied able with accessories and arrange to accomplish accessibility as acceptable as possible. They accommodate committed spaces in the car parks, low akin kerbs at the terminal access and exit, lifts amid all floors, distinctively advised toilets on the aboriginal floor, in the departures lounge and in the arrivals hall, a minicom ability for the deafened or adamantine of audition (available at the advice desk), an ambulift for aircraft boarding, consecration loops at check-in and added areas and telephones of bargain acme throughout the terminal. Travellers can borrow wheelchairs for use throughout the terminal building.


The Holiday Inn Express (tel: (01446) 711 117) is amid adjoining to the airport terminal, with shuttle transfers available.