Directions to Cardiff Airport

Cardiff by Car – Directions

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 plan on driving to or from the Airport, you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions.

AA Route Planner

Cardiff by Car – Maps

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:

Map showing directions to Cardiff Airport

Cardiff by Car – Information for Drivers

Distances by miles when driving from:

Abergavenny 31
Bristol 44
Cardiff 12
Chepstow 31
Cwmbran 17
Newport 13
Port Talbot 33
Swansea 42

Drop offs and Pick ups

Directly outside the terminal, you’ll find the Drop Off area. This is Free for 10 minutes – any time exceeded after this will be charged at £5 for every 10 minutes extra. Please be aware that this is for Drop Offs only, not for Pick Ups! If you need a little longer, you’ll find a drop off/pick up zone in Long Stay Car Park 1 where the first 20 minutes are Free.

The pick up zone is located in the Short Stay Car park and is £1 for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the drop off / pick up area located in Long Stay Car Park 1 which is a short walk from the terminal. The charges above are also applicable here.


Short Stay Parking

The car park is located close to the terminal building, is open 24/7 with CCTV Protection and also has dedicated stations for passengers who require additional assistance. The parking tariffs are as follows;

  • Up to 10 minutes: £1.00
  • 10 – 20 minutes: £2.00
  • 20 – 60 minutes: £3.00
  • Up to 2 hours: £6.00
  • Up to 8 hours: £24.00
  • Up to 24 hours: £27.00
  • Up to 48 hours: £50.00
  • Up to 3 days: £75.00

For any days over the first three, parking will be charged at £25.00 per day

Long Stay Parking

There are two Long Stay Car Parks at Cardiff – both share the same security and assistance perks as the short stay and also offer a courtesy shuttle bus to the terminal. The parking charges for the two car parks vary as follows:

Length of Stay Long Stay 1 Long Stay 2
Up to 20mins Free £2.00
Up to 60mins £3.00 £3.00
Up to 3 hours £9.00 £9.00
Up to 6 hours £18.00 £18.00
1 Day £25.00 £20.00
2 Days £35.00 £30.00
4 Days £53.00 £47.50
7 Days £70.00 £65.00
10 Days £85.00 £80.00
14 Days £105.00 £100.00
Up to 31 Days £190.00 £185.00

Any subsequent parking after 31 days is charged at £5 a day

You can turn up on the day and pay for parking, but it is advisable to book long stay parking in advance to take advantage of booking offers and ensure availability. Book Cardiff Airport
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