As well as a couple of well stocked land-side shops with a wide selection of newspapers, sweets, books, snacks and tobacco, it probably comes as no surprise to discover that there is a Tax and Duty Free shop offering substantial savings on drink, fragrance, clothing and accessories to those taking a flight.
Cardiff Airport offers a variety of car hire options. Why not save yourself time when your flight lands and arrange your car hire through Expedia, picking yourself up a great deal while you’re at it?
Flight Routes to and from Cardiff
14 airlines offer flights - 6 all year-round and 8 seasonally - from Cardiff to more than 50 direct destinations and over 900 connections. With connecting flights of only an hour from nearby airports such as Cork, Dublin, and Newcastle, and approximately two hours from slightly further afield European airports such as Paris and Amsterdam, connections tend to be just a short convenient hop.
UK passengers have the option of flying in to Cardiff from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow (International), Newcastle and Norwich, on flights that can be as short as an hour, and no longer than an hour and a half.
Bristol Airport - an Alternative to Cardiff Airport
Ever so slightly further away than Cardiff, Bristol Airport is on the UK side of the Severn River and just 35 miles from Newport. Bristol offers a similar range of facilities and services to Cardiff, as well as a number of further direct flight options - particularly across Europe. Bristol offers similar road and rail travel options to Newport, which would take about the same amount of time.
When to Book a Flight to Newport
Situated as it is at the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside the British Isles have to offer there is never a bad time to visit Newport.
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley both are right on the doorstep, whilst the Brecon Beacons are just a short drive away.
Newport’s proud heritage can be enjoyed at any time of year with sights such as the Newport Transporter Bridge, Newport Castle, Newport Cathedral and Tredegar House.
Nevertheless if you were to time your visit for the first weekend in July, you would also be able to enjoy the Caerleon Arts Festival, which offers a scintillating array of theatre, music and storytelling for all ages.