Cardiff Airport (CWL)
(Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, UK)
Located next to the Bristol Channel, Cardiff International Airport (CWL) is the main gateway to Wales and resides in the south of the country. Next to Rhoose, Porthkerry, Aberthaw and on the western outskirts of Barry, Cardiff Airport comes with a single, efficient terminal that handles around two million passengers per annum.
The airport is situated approximately 19 km / 12 miles to the south-west of Cardiff city centre. Airlines fly to more than 55 direct destinations in the UK and Europe, such as Alicante, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin. Cardiff Airport also boasts literally hundreds of connecting flights across the world, ultimately flying to destinations such as Barbados, Cancun, Orlando and Sharm el Sheikh. Over the past 15 years, investments totalling more than £20 million have ensured that Cardiff Airport maintains its award-winning facilities, being recently voted in the 'Top 10 Best World Airports' by the Daily Telegraph.
Regular buses run to and from Cardiff from Cardiff International Airport throughout the day and night. These include local EST buses, Shamrock buses, National Express coaches, Airbus and Cardiff Bus, travelling along the busy Port Road and into the central railway station in Cardiff, via the seaside resort of Barry. A recent train line has also been added, linking the airport with the city centre and Newport, and both Bridgend and Swansea in the other direction.
If you are looking to stay close to the airport, then the nearest accommodation is based within Rhoose, where popular chains include both the Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express. As you head in a north-easterly direction towards the city, you will pass further hotels located at Barry and Penarth, as well as a number of hotels sited within the suburb of Butetown and regenerated Cardiff Bay / Mermaid Quay. Those looking for hotels in Cardiff city centre, you will be able to choose between lodging near Bute Park, Cathays Park, Cardiff Arms Park, St. David's Cathedral, the Millennium Stadium, the Capitol Shopping Centre, and both the Central railway station (Penarth Road / Saunders Road) and Queen Street station.
About Cardiff Tourism
Cardiff has only been the capital of Wales since the mid-20th century, but is easily the principal city of the country and comes with some outstanding attractions. There are large bustling shopping areas within the heart of the city centre and around Cardiff Bay, next to the iconic Millennium Stadium, while the Civic Centre contains one of Britain's best museums, the National Museum of Wales, set amid lovely squares and boulevards.
Well placed for exploring this part of Wales, Cardiff Airport (CWL) is within easy reach of many interesting locations, such as Barry, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Newport and Penarth. South-west England is also relatively nearby and connected by the iconic Severn Bridge.
Cardiff Airport (CWL):|
|Address: Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF62 3BD, Wales, UK|
|Airport Code: CWL
Tel: +44 (0)1446 711111
Fax: +44 (0)1446 711675