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How to get a ride from Cardiff Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Cardiff Airport tips
Cardiff Airport wifi
Passengers at Cardiff Airport can use free wifi internet access throughout the terminal for up to 2 hours.
Cardiff Airport currency exchange
Currency exchange facilities allow you to exchange your money to the currency local to the airport. Contact Cardiff Airport directly for more information about currency exchange at CWL.
Cardiff Airport parking
Cardiff Airport has several options for parking, including dropoff and pickup, meet and greet, and short-stay and long-stay. All car parks are within walking distance of the terminal.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Cardiff Airport?
Uber is available at Cardiff Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable ride to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber Cardiff Airport pickup location?
Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your Uber Cardiff Airport pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- What are Uber prices for CWL Airport?
Uber rates to and from Cardiff Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator on the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
- How long will it take to get a pickup through Uber?
When you go to request a trip, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
Cardiff Airport visitor information
Cardiff Airport began its life during the 1940s as a training base for RAF Spitfire pilots and has since grown to become the main aviation gateway to Wales, handling over a million passengers a year and flying to over 50 destinations. CWL Airport is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of Cardiff city center. The journey takes around 30 minutes, making Uber a great choice for convenient transfers to and from the airport.
Cardiff Airport terminal
Cardiff Airport has one terminal, which houses both Departures and Arrivals. Airlines that fly from CWL Airport include:
- BH Air
- Cardiff Aviation
- Eastern Airways
- Newmarket Holidays
- Omega Breaks
- P&O Cruises
- Qatar Airways
- Santa’s Lapland
- Thomas Cook
Cardiff Airport restaurants
If you fancy a bite to eat on your way through the airport, you can choose among plenty of places, whether you just want to grab a snack or you’ve got time to spare for a sit-down meal. CWL Airport has various cafes offering sandwiches, pastries, cakes, salads, tea, coffee, and other hot and cold drinks. A restaurant serving larger meals has views of the runway. Alcoholic drinks are available for passengers wishing to relax with a beverage before their flight.
Cardiff Airport shops
Cardiff Airport duty-free offers a wide range of well-known brands and products at tax-free prices lower than the high street. You can pick up fragrances, cosmetics, clothing, accessories, confectionery, toys, cigars and tobacco, and beers, wines, and spirits. Other shops in the terminal include a newsagent offering books, magazines, and newspapers, and a health and well-being shop selling beauty products, baby food, and last-minute travel essentials.
Cardiff Airport lounge
CWL Airport has an executive lounge that offers passengers a chance to unwind before their flight. Guests can enjoy free wifi, tea, coffee, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, snacks, and newspapers and magazines. The lounge is available to all passengers with a valid boarding pass on payment of a fee.
Services at CWL
Baby-care rooms with changing tables are located in both the departures hall and the arrivals lounge. A multi-faith room for prayer and quiet contemplation is located in the check-in hall, while business travelers can make use of one of 2 meeting rooms. Special assistance is on offer to passengers with limited mobility, designed to ensure that you have an easy and pleasant journey through the airport. You need to request this from your airline or tour operator up to 48 hours in advance of your trip.
Hotels near Cardiff Airport
One hotel is located directly outside the airport. It’s easy walking distance from the terminal. More hotels are located on the main road from the airport and in the nearby seaside resort of Barry. The city of Cardiff has a much larger selection of accommodation options, from cheap hostels to luxury rooms, all located a short Uber trip from CWL Airport.
Points of interest near Cardiff Airport
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city, and it’s home to the National Assembly for Wales. Situated between an ancient form and a recently regenerated waterfront, it’s well known for its rugby team, large shopping centers, and lively nightlife. It is also within easy reach of some of the country’s most attractive scenery. Interesting things to see and do in Cardiff include:
- Cardiff Castle
- Llandaff Cathedral
- National Museum Cardiff
- St. Fagans National History Museum
- Wales Millennium Centre
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