Transport around Cardiff Airport (CWL)

Cardiff International Airport (CWL) can be reached by road or rail, with a fleet of buses serving the airport night and day, as well as a brand new rail link to the city centre and the south west. National Express coaches provide transport to a host of UK destinations and taxis are readily available.

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


a new rail link provides quick and convenient transport to Cardiff city centre. Trains depart for the city centre every hour and there is an hourly west-bound train to Bridgend.


around seven bus companies run between the airport and city centre, as well as a National Express coach service to Cardiff Central Bus Station. Shuttle buses also operate from outside the terminal building, carrying passengers to and from the city's main bus and railway stations.


taxis are the quickest way to reach local destinations and a number of reputable companies serve the airport. The journey time to the city centre takes 30 minutes.


Cardiff International Airport is a gateway to the south west of Wales and western England. The airport is situated 12 miles from Cardiff city centre and is connected to a good road network.

If coming from the south take the M5 and M49 to join the M4, bypass Newark before exiting at Junction 33. From the north, take the M5 south and exit at Junction 15 for the M4 heading west, then exit at Junction 33. From the east, take the M4 west and exit at Junction 33. From the west, travel east along the M4 and exit at Junction 33.


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