Airport facilities

Cardiff Airport Taxis, the official operator for the airport, is situated outside the arrivals hall to the right as you leave the building. Taxis can be found upon arrival, or can be reserved in advance. A specially suited taxi for wheelchair bound travellers is available upon request. This includes a hydraulic ramp for simple access, plus capacity to take up to two wheelchairs and an extra six seated passengers. The average fare to Cardiff Central Station is twenty pounds.

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Our Cardiff Bus service X91 operates direct between Cardiff City Centre (including Central Station) and the airport every half hour on weekdays, hourly on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional Cardiff Bus service 95 runs via the town of Barry from Monday to Saturday. Adult single fare is £4, period return £7. Child single fare is £3, period return £5.

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This is not the official website for Cardiff International Airport. If you want to find the official site please visit www.cardiff-airport.com/ Cardiff International Airport’s annualized throughput is some 1.5 million passengers.

In 2002, 71% of passengers took journeys on charter services, 29% on scheduled services. The top ten most favoured destinations from Cardiff International in 2002 were:

1. Palma de Mallorca

2. Amsterdam

3. Dublin

4. Alicante

5. Malaga

6. Tenerife

7. Lanzarote

8. Ibiza

9. Gran Canaria

10. Paris

People travelled to 51 different destinations from Cardiff International Airport in 2002.

Almost two thirds of passengers on the Cardiff to Amsterdam service with KLM are using Schiphol to connect the world-wide destinations. Nearly 125,000 people used this service in 2002 and it is the most popular service from Cardiff.

In 2002, the UK’s most swiftly growing low-cost airline, bmibaby, declared its decision to set up their second UK base at Cardiff providing flights to a range of international and domestic destinations such as Milan, Munich, Malaga, Jersey, Alicante, Glasgow, Geneva, Paris , Palma, Belfast, Edinburgh, Toulouse.

Investment in the airport

In the past two decades, over £20 million has been invested by TBI in improving customer services which results in first-class terminal facilities for leisure and business customers. Cardiff International’s terminal facilities are like any of the major regional airports in the UK. The airport’s runway is 2.354km long and 46m wide and generally up to 25 aircraft can take off and land each hour. Many charter planes flying cargo and VIP passengers are available from the UK, even flying as far as to America.

Trans-Atlantic routes

Cardiff International is the sole airport in the South West of the United Kingdom that offers Trans-Atlantic routes, such as flights to Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada operating throughout the summer season.

Due to its elevation of 220 feet, Cardiff International Airport has one of the best weather records in the country so passengers can depend on the quality of the services to and from the airport. It also has excellent links to other British airports including Edinburgh Airport.

Car Hire

There is a choice of car hire companies based in the arrivals hall.

Avis: +44 (0) 1446 719569

Europcar: +44 (0) 1446 711924

Hertz: +44 (0) 1446 711722

Lost Baggage/Property

If any luggage is lost upon arrival at Cardiff, please get in touch with the airline handling agent within the baggage reclaim hall.                             

Taxis

The Cardiff Airport taxi is located in the arrivals hall. Taxis may be pre-booked by calling: +44 (0) 1446 710693