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Our guide to Cardiff airport - swot up before you fly

Here at Holiday Extras® we like to give our customers a helping hand. That's why we've provided as much information as we can about Cardiff airport, from baggage and security procedures, to contact numbers.

Facilities at Cardiff airport - shopping, food and drink

Cardiff airport has a range of facilities including, cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, a bureau de change, an information desk and a quiet room. Escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal, and relax for up to three hours in the 51 lounge.

Getting to Cardiff airport

Cardiff airport is situated close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, 12 miles west of Cardiff city centre. The airport is accessible via junction 33 on the M4. After leaving junction 33, Cardiff airport is clearly signposted. For detailed directions visit our directions page. Should drivers wish to drop off passengers, they can do so outside the terminal.

Parking at Cardiff airport

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Travel by rail, bus or taxi

The main rail link connects Rhoose Cardiff airport station to Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A free shuttle bus is available to the terminal for all passengers with a valid train ticket. The X91 bus runs between Cardiff Central station and the airport every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. Taxi services are available to and from the airport.

Cardiff hand luggage information

  • Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
  • Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed after they have been screened
  • Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
  • Some airlines allow no more than one item
  • Dimensions cannot exceed: H:56cm x W:45cm x D:25cm
  • No more than one bag of liquids per person

For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our Cardiff baggage and security page.