Cardiff Airport Bus

Cardiff Airport (CWL), also known as Maes Awyr Caerdydd in Welsh, is an international airport serving Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The airport is the busiest one in Wales with more than 1.5 million passengers per year. There are several airlines serving the airport, including Wizz Air and TUI Airways. The airport is located about 17 km from the city centre of Cardiff offering several ways of transport to and from.

How to get from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff


There is a direct bus service T9 operating from the airport to Cardiff Bay and Cardiff City Centre. Buses operate every 20 minutes during the day and every hour during the night.

NOTE: If travelling to Cardiff soon, check if T9 service is suspended due to COVID-19.

The other option is a direct shuttle bus 905 which operates between the airport and Rhoose Railway Station. Buses depart every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. 

If travelling outside Cardiff, bus service 303 operates between the airport and cities of Bridgend and Barry

If looking for other bus connections, you will have to reach the main station in Cardiff in order to continue. You can check the most popular routes below and purchase your tickets online:

Cardiff – London

Cardiff – Bath

Cardiff – Bridgend

Cardiff – Bristol

Cardiff – Swansea

Cardiff – Gatwick Airport


There are trains operating from Rhoose Railway Station which is the closest train station to the airport. Trains run every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. The previously mentioned shuttle bus connects the railway station and the airport for the price of about £1. 


If you prefer a more comfortable ride and don’t like using public transport, then consider taking a taxi. The company FlightLink Wales provides the official airport taxi service. They are available 24/7 and the approximate price to the airport starts from around £40.


Another way to travel from Cardiff Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car

Those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.

Renting a bus

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.


FAQ – Cardiff Airport

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

No, that shouldn’t be a problem as public transport operates during the night as well. But if you’re not a fan of public transport, consider taking a taxi or a private transfer.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

Yes, you will find ATMs which handle all major currencies on the first level. 

Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?

Yes, Cardiff Airport offers free WIFI service for two hours.

I continue my journey outside Cardiff, are there any direct lines from the airport?

Besides these mentioned above, no. You can reach the main bus station in Cardiff to check your further options. Check out the most popular routes suggested above or search the desired routes directly on GetByBus.

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