Flights to Cardiff
Cardiff is home to the major international airport in Wales, and very close indeed to Bristol airport, so your options for flights are very wide indeed.
Cardiff International Airport
Cardiff Airport is just 12 miles from the centre of Cardiff. The airport is located in the Vale of Glamorgan at Rhoose, to the east of Cardiff.
More than a million passengers pass through Cardiff Airport every year and there is a wide variety of inbound and outbound flights.
The airport offers everything that travelers may need: there are hotels on its doorstep, ATMs and exchange kiosks, plenty of places to freshen up or grab a bite to eat and a good choice of car hire desks.
If you are going to need a car during your stay in Cardiff your car rental can be arranged along with your flights through Expedia, saving you all that trouble when your flight lands.
Over 14 airlines fly to destinations around the world from Cardiff Airport. Direct flights are available both within Europe and internationally.
The most popular flights within the UK are those from Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Belfast, Aberdeen and Newcastle. UK flights to Cardiff Airport generally take an hour.
Flights to Bristol for Travelling to Cardiff
Many carriers flying to Cardiff do not fly direct. You may find it more convenient to take a flight to Bristol and complete your journey by road or rail. It’s a 40 mile journey to the centre of Cardiff and by road, using the M4, it takes about 45 minutes. There are plenty of trains leaving regularly from the airport for the hour and a half journey to Cardiff.
Getting to Cardiff After Your Flight
Cardiff Airport is situated just 12 miles from the city centre. In about 30 minutes by car, taking the A4226, you will be in the city centre. There is a taxi rank is located just outside the airport entrance should you need it. By train you need to catch a shuttle bus to Rhoose station where you can catch a train to Cardiff, it will take about fifty minutes. Regular buses leave direct for Cardiff and take just 40 minutes.
When to Book a Flight to Cardiff
Around February and March flights to Cardiff tend to get booked very quickly as the Six Nations tournament is held at this time. There is always lots going on in Cardiff but this is particularly the case during August when the Cardiff Festival brings street performers, events and parades out onto the city’s streets.