Cardiff airport (CWL)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Cardiff Airport, opened on April 7, 1942, is the largest in Wales and one of the busiest in the United Kingdom. It operates domestic flights and international destinations within Europe and Northern Africa.

Official Website:

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 860,000 passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +44 144 671 1111 - FACEBOOK

Interactive tourist information booths are located in the baggage reclaim area and the Arrivals Hall, and there are telephones scattered around the site to request information.


The airport is located in Rhoose, 20 km (12 miles) southwest from Cardiff.

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Car rental agencies

The following companies have counters inside the terminal:

  1. Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6006 - Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm)
  2. Enterprise (Tel +44 144 671 2837 - Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
  3. Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3404 - Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)


Parking services at Cardiff airport (CWL)

A number of 24-hour parking options are available within the airport. Directly outside the terminal, there is also a drop-off area which is free of charge for 5 minutes. Payment can be made at the exit of each sector or in the Arrivals Hall. More information: Tel +44 144 671 2604. Prices

Short Stay - Short stay area directly in front of the main building.
Long Stay - Long stay car parks within walking distance of the terminal. No charge for the first 20 min.
Premium Parking - Steps away from the check-in and Arrivals halls, with extra-large spaces.
Meet and Greet - With valet parking, security cameras and electric vehicle charging stations.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include induction loops for the hearing impaired, contrasting signage, adapted toilets, reserved seating, designated places in all car parks, ramps, lifts, accessible telephones and an ambulift to board the aircraft. If you require special assistance or wheelchairs, inform your airline or travel agent of your particular needs at the time of booking or at least 48 hours in advance. More information: Tel +44 144 672 9329.

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Latest updates: April 25, 2023