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Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at Cardiff Airport

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to Cardiff Airport. Request a ride up to 30 days before your flight, at any time and on any day of the year.

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Pickup at Cardiff Airport (CWL)

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the CWL airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about Cardiff Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at Cardiff Airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned CWL pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Top questions from riders

  • Uber is available at Cardiff Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable ride to wherever you need to go.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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
  • DragonFly
  • Eastern Airways
  • Flybe
  • Hurtigruten
  • KLM
  • Newmarket Holidays
  • Omega Breaks
  • P&O Cruises
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Santa’s Lapland
  • SuperBreak
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI
  • Transun
  • Vueling

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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