Travelling by air to Cardiff is easy as there is an international airport located approximately 16 kms from the city centre, close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan.
For travellers from Canada, Cardiff flights are available onboard scheduled air carriers such as Air Canada, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, United Airways and more. These flights are available year-round, which makes Cardiff a very accessible vacation destination. It is important to note that flights to Cardiff from Canada are not direct. They will route through another city, and even sometimes two cities. The connecting city will depend entirely on the airline you are travelling with. Some connecting cities include London, Amsterdam and New York.
Cardiff International Airport is served by a host of regional air carriers that offer direct flights to popular destinations throughout Europe. Some of the regional carriers include Helvetic Airways serving the Zurich Airport, Air Malta operating flights to Malta and Flybe servicing to Edinburgh, Belfast City, Glasgow, Jersey, Newcastle and Paris. Flights onboard any of these regional air carriers can be a great add-on to your Welsh holiday.
Maes Awyr Caerdydd, or Cardiff Airport in English, is well-connected to the city centre. Regularly scheduled bus service runs between the airport and the city centre, and is a very affordable option for transferring to your accommodation. Checkers Cars is the airport’s official taxi and is available 24 hours a day for arriving travellers. In addition to buses and taxis, car hire can be pre-arranged with our travel experts and picked up from the airport. Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National Alamo all have kiosks and rental car fleets at the airport.
While direct rail service is not available, Cardiff Airport is handily located to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Rail Station, which is connected to the Cardiff Central Rail Station in town. A complimentary shuttle bus is available from the airport to the Rhoose station for travellers displaying a valid train ticket.
With more than 2 million passengers passing through its gates a year, the Cardiff Airport understands the needs of travellers. It has outfitted its terminals with many restaurants and cafes, currency exchange services, shopping outlets and of course a duty-free boutique for last minute purchases.
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