Cardiff Airport Information (CWL)

Cardiff International Airport (CWL) is Wales' busiest airport handling around two million passengers each year, and operating flights to a number of major destinations in the UK and across Europe. Located 12 miles from the city centre, Cardiff International Airport is a major gateway to Wales and the west of England.

Cardiff, Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan
Cardiff Airport Ltd
Time Zone
051°23'48"N 003°20'36"W

The single terminal is split in two levels, with Arrivals and Baggage Reclaim situated on the ground floor, and Departures on the upper level. A recent refurbishment has improved facilities at Cardiff International Airport, so passengers can look forward to a pleasant and relaxing experience while waiting for their flight.

Cardiff International Airport provides excellent services for passengers, and boasts an array of amenities. ATMs can be found on the first floor of the building and three bureau de change counters allow customers to purchase foreign currency. A photocopy and fax service is available, as well as WiFi internet access in the international and domestic departures area.

Passengers can indulge in a last minute spree in the airport's shops, with a number of outlets selling gifts, bags, books and confectionary. The duty-free shop is located in the International Departures lounge, and stocks the usual range of tax-free perfumes, cosmetics, tobacco and alcohol. Passengers wishing to dine before boarding can choose from a food court overlooking the airfield, or the airport's pub, which serves traditional fare.

Four bus companies provide connections between the airport and the city, and there is also a rail service to Cardiff Central Station. Taxis are readily available and can be found at the front of the terminal.

Cardiff International Airport is a busy hub although it is considerably less hectic than other capital based airports such as Heathrow. The airport is relatively small, yet it is compact and covers all the basic passenger needs.


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