The airport is situated in Rhoose, 12 miles west of Cardiff City Centre. Exit Junction 33 on the M4 and follow the A4232.
Take the first exit off the A4232 at Culverhouse Cross and follow signs to the airport along the A4050 and A4226.
From the North take the M5 down to Junction 15 and then take the M4 across the Severn Bridge, to Junction 33.
Both Short and Long stay parking is available at the airport, with a courtesy shuttle bus from the Long Stay car park to the terminal.
If you are travelling to Cardiff Airport by car then you will need a map to follow for directions.
Use our map below to give you an overview of the surrounding area, highlighting the most important approach roads:
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The Airport does have a dedicated drop-off area which can be found outside the terminal building. This is free for the first 5 minutes, but then there is a £3 charge for every additional 5 minutes. There is also a drop-off and pick up area located in the Long Stay car park that is free for the first 20 minutes if you require longer, but chargeable after that.
For picking up, the following charging applies. For £1 for up to 10 minutes, £2 for 20 minutes, £5 for 1 hour and £50 for 24 hours!
Prices quoted on this page are known to be correct as of January 2023.
To find out more information regarding prices and availability of Cardiff Airport Parking, check out our Airport Parking page for all the details.