Holidays from Cardiff Airport

Back in 1942, Cardiff Airport began its journey as an RAF base and has now become a gateway to the world. Taking you to a bucket-list destination is just one of the many perks of holidays from Cardiff Airport. You can guarantee no matter the adventure you’re heading on, that it will start with smiles.

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A Welsh giant

Ready to impress its 1.3 million passengers, Cardiff Airport is the biggest airport in Wales and has been named the UK’s second fastest growing airport. It’s also the only airport in Wales that flies commercial passengers, so it’s the place to be for your holidays.

Over the years this friendly airport has been the home for a number of flying clubs and small aviation operators. They’ve worked with helicopters, Cardiff Wales Flying Club and even introduced a flying school – perfect for aspiring pilots! Cardiff Airport is truly invested in the wellness of its surrounding areas and Wales as a whole. The airport has always worked hard to improve areas like transport and connectivity for the people, as well as employment and education – we couldn’t think of a place anymore wholesome to get your holiday started.

See the world from Cardiff Airport

Holiday the way you want to, whether that’s taking the whole family away or booking a spontaneous last minute holiday for two from Cardiff Airport. The choices are endless, especially with over 25 direct routes and 900 connecting destinations.

You could be spending a week or two soaking up the sun in Cyprus or a few days of nonstop partying in Ibiza. Experience a city like no other in Las Vegas, or soak up the culture in Phuket. The sky’s your limit. To top it all off, this trusty airport only works with first-class tour operators you know and love. Your holiday needs will be catered to by big names like TUI and First Choice, so get ready for those All Inclusive dreams to come true.

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Tax-free goodies and scrumptious treats

Since the Welsh Government took ownership in 2014, the customer experience has continued to evolve, so you can expect your holidays from Cardiff Airport to be bigger and better than ever. Huge improvements were made to the terminal, providing you with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and delectable dining. Not to mention a cheeky introduction of even more flight routes.

Once you’ve coasted through airport security, your holiday will have officially started so be sure to make the most of the facilities. Plus, make sure you take advantage of the handy features like the Buy Now, Collect on Return service, you can buy your favourite perfumes and products ready for when you return – there’s probably not enough room in your luggage to take it all now! Don’t worry, they’ll be stored safely and waiting for you to come home.

The terminal is ever-so tempting so be sure to set aside some spending money, with shops like Fat Face, Superdry and Ray Ban you won’t be able to resist. After all, if you’ve already bagged yourself the cheap holiday from Cardiff Airport, what’s a few more goods.

When it comes to food and drink there’s plenty of choice for that too. Grab a coffee from Caffe Ritazza or head straight for a homely meal at The Beer House. But, if you find yourself running to the departure gates on an empty stomach, Caffi Cwtch has your back with a grab-a-bite and eat-on-the-go menu.

Maybe you’ve chosen to fly from Cardiff airport for a special occasion, book the Executive Lounge for a bit of pre-departure luxury. You’re able to relax here for up to 3 hours, with a choice of drinks already included in the entrance price, plus there’s a delicious menu you can enjoy with table service.

Frequently asked questions about Cardiff Airport

Flights from Cardiff Airport go all over the globe with a plethora of trusted airlines. 

Bag yourself direct flights to your favourite destinations in Greece, Canary Islands, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Tunisia and even destinations within the UK like Dublin and Edinburgh. 

You can catch non-direct flights from Cardiff Airport to stunning destinations like Thailand, various states in the USA, as well as Nigeria, India, Beijing and Bali.

Blast those holiday tunes in the car and start your journey to Cardiff Airport in high spirits because when you pop postcode CF62 3BD into your sat nav, it couldn’t be easier to get there. The airport is close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, west of Cardiff and just 15 minutes away from junction 33 on the M4. There’ll be plenty of road signs leading you in the right direction.

Alternatively, you can get a bus which is just as easy and convenient. Cardiff Airport has good connections around the city centre – just look out for the Cardiff Airport Express Bus Service. National Express also offers coach journeys from all the major towns and cities across Great Britain so there’s no need to worry if you’re that bit further away.

There’s a variety of Cardiff Airport parking available to you, all varying in distances to the terminal doors but all are hassle free and convenient. There’s also Meet & Greet parking where you can drop your keys off and head through the terminal doors straight away – your car will be taken to a secure car park for the duration of your holiday.

There’s a free drop off area for those of you taking loved ones to the airport and then there will be a short shuttle bus service which will take the holiday-goers directly to the terminal doors.

It’s always nice to have some peace of mind before the airport adventures begin – especially if you have an early morning flight. There’s plenty of hotels near Cardiff Airport, like the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport, and Travelodge Cardiff Airport so you can arrive the night before and get some well-needed rest.

It couldn’t be more convenient, no early morning alarms or tackling that pesky traffic. Just a good night’s rest, a bar at your fingertips and some tasty treats. It’s also handy if you get hit with any delays because unlike everyone else, you’re in the comfort of your spacious hotel room.

If you want to get to know Cardiff city centre a bit more, you can always stay in one of the nearby B&Bs. Choose the Premier Inn or a cosy pub room in the Three Horseshoes, just 10 minutes away from the National Museum of Cardiff. Staying at one of the hotels near Cardiff Airport is basically an extension of your holiday!

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