Make your passage through Cardiff Airport as smooth as possible with a little preparation: check inbound flight times using the live feed on this page and read our guide to pick up a passenger from the airport with minimal fuss. If youre not getting picked up, weve also listed the public transport options available, whether youre travelling the short distance to a local town, or further afield.
If you agree to pick up a friend from the arrivals terminal, the first thing to do is plan your route to the airport. Cardiff airport is located close to Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, and is just 12 miles from Cardiff city centre and ten miles from junction 33 on the M4. Its heavily signposted, and can be reached by exiting junction 33, and then following the A4232, A4050 and A4226.
For collecting inbound passengers, you should use the Eastern Approach, Port Road, to reach the designated pick-up area and Short-Stay car park.
Detailed driving instructions can be found on our directions to Cardiff airport page. The airports postcode is CF62 3BH, if you have sat nav, and the map below can also help you to find your way.
Youre unlikely to need a long-stay car park when collecting someone from Cardiff airport, so the airport provides two designated pick-up areas, located conveniently closely to the terminal. Choose from the alternatives below:
*Prices shown correct as of August 28, 2013.
A wide range of popular public transport links are available at Cardiff airport, so theres no need to feel left out if youre not being picked up. From the arrivals terminal youll have easy access to buses and taxis, and the railway station isnt far either.
Take your pick of the following public transport choices: