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Getting to the City Center from Cardiff Airport

 

There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from Cardiff Airport. Buses and trains provide transportation to the city center all day long. However, the airport is not directly served by train; the train station is located a short bus ride from the airport. Taking a taxi or renting a car are both very convenient methods of transportation to get to the city from the airport.

Taxi

The licensed taxi operator that serves Cardiff airport is the Flight Link Wales taxi company. These taxis are readily available at the terminal exit. The company also features vans and minibuses for large groups. You can also make a reservation in advance from the company’s website.

Bus

Buses are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. Bus line T9 departs from the bus stop in front of the terminal. These buses offer passengers free internet access and space for extra luggage. The T9 runs every 20 minutes and operates from 5 am to 12:20 am on weekdays and from 6 am to 12:20 am on weekends.

Train

Cardiff Airport isn’t directly served by train. However, the Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Railway Station is located just 10 minutes away. There are regular shuttle buses that provide transportation to the station from the airport. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center from this station by train. The train operates from 6:06 am to 11:06 pm Monday through Saturday. On Sundays the train operates from 10:06 am to 10:06 pm. During the week the train runs every hour and on the weekends it runs every 2 hours.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. There are three rental car companies located at the airport. You can choose to rent a vehicle from Enterprise, Europcar, or Hertz. Their offices are open from 8 am to 10:45 pm on weekdays, from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays, and from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Sundays.

Last Updated: February 01, 2017
Getting to Cardiff Airport from the City Center

Cardiff Airport is located 20 km from the city center. The airport is accessible by taxi, bus, train, or rental car.

Taxi

Although there are many transportation alternatives available to get to the airport from the city center, taxis are among the most preferred means of transport because they are both fast and reliable. You can easily find a taxi in every part of the city. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Cardiff Airport from the city center by taxi.

Bus

Buses are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city. Bus line T9 operates from 4:10 am to 11:50 pm on weekdays and from 5:10 am to 11:50 pm on the weekends. Buses provide easy transportation to Cardiff Airport. It takes between 45 minutes to an hour to get to the airport by bus, depending on the traffic conditions.

Train

Trains are another transportation alternative to get to Cardiff Airport. Trains depart from the train station in the city center and provide transportation to the Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Railway Station, which is located in close proximity to the airport and linked to the airport by shuttle bus. It takes about 30 minutes to get to this station by train. However, because you have to transfer to a bus from the station, traveling by train is a bit more troublesome. That’s why trains are a less preferred means of transportation when compared to other options. Nevertheless, if you want to take the train, know that the fare is quite reasonable and that there are shuttle buses waiting at the station that provide transportation to the departures terminal.

Rental Car

Those who want to drive to the airport should consider renting a car. Renting a car from one of the various rental car companies located in the city or booking a vehicle online is very easy. Rental car companies in the city that you can choose from include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Enterprise.

Airport Information

Cardiff Airport operates passenger services out of one terminal building and is renowned for its international flight services. The terminal building offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs, including free internet access, ATMs, charging stations and more.

The expansive lounges that passengers can use to relax or pass the time are open between 5 am and 9 pm on weekdays and 5 am to 5 pm on weekends. Passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink at Caffe Ritazza, Caffi Cwtch and The Beer House. Passengers can also go shopping for affordable products at the Nuance Tax and Duty Free shop.

Last Updated: February 01, 2017
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