Cardiff (CWL) Airport
Cardiff CWL Airport Overview
The Airport is located close to Rhoose, in Vale of Glamorgan, is 12 miles west of Cardiff, and 10 miles from junction 33 (Cardiff West), on the M4 motorway.
With one runway and an estimated yearly passenger count of 1.2 million, Cardiff Airport is served by many scheduled domestic and international airlines, and by charter tour operators, offering offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.
NOTE: Aer Lingus Regional - operated by Aer Arann, has now mutiple daily flights to Dublin, where passengers headed to the U.S. can go through US pre-clearance, and connect to their transatlantic flights, offering them a shorter trip in comparison to London or Bristol airports. On arrival at the U.S. they can go straight to the baggage area, get their bags and exit the terminal.
The passenger terminal at Cardiff Airport recently completed its renovation project. Its ePassport Gates at Border Control can be used by arriving passengers holding a chipped passport. Public announcements are now automated.
Internet kiosks (2 in check-in hall with printing facilities, one in the food hall on level 1, and 4 in the departure lounge) charge 1pence/minute (printing charges are extra).
Passengers will be able to check in online & print their travel documents at internet kiosks with A4 laser printers & Skype phone service, which also includes a free phone battery charger. here is also a BT Openzone internet available by subscription.
Other amenities and services inside the passenger terminal include a cash machine on level 1; banking & currency exchange by Change Group Bureau de Change (tel. 01446 719728) located on level 1, departures lounge and in the baggage claim hall, offering major currencies.
Two meeting rooms with optional features are available by contacting tel 01 446 711111 or email (info at cwl.aero).
The Executive Lounge is open daily 5am-9pm (Saturdays Nov-Apr 5am-5pm).
Other amenities include a children's play center; baby care rooms (baby food & facilities to warm it are in the Food Village and in the departure lounge); Techniquest science exhibit in the departure lounge; video arcade machines on level 1's departure lounge; lost & found, food & drink establishments, shops, a mail box outside the terminal; stamps at WH Smith; The Tourist Information Center is in the Arrivals Hall.
Parking options at Cardiff Airport are available in the Short- and Long-Stay carparks.
The Short-stay carpark is within walking distance of the teminal, to be used for stays up to 4 days.
The Long-Stay carpark is served by a free shuttle bus 24/7.
A fast-track lane is available for picking up passengers.
Transport options from Cardiff Airport to your destination: Public transport links include regular bus & train services.
The nearest railway station is the Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station on the Vale of Glamorgan Line. A free shuttle bus gets you to the train stop from the depatures terminal (a 5-minute ride).
Arrival Trains Wales provides regular services to Cardiff Central Station & Bridgend, connecting it to the South Wales Main Line.
Cardiff Bus, EST Bus & Veolia Transport Cymr bus serve the Airport with regular shuttle services to Cardiff central bus station and the Vale of Glamorgan.