Cardiff has two airports within easy travelling distance of the city, as well as good rail links to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.
Cardiff Airport is the closest but currently suffers from falling passenger numbers. Public transport links to the airport are also getting worse. Bristol Airport is just over an hour away by either National Express coach or rail/bus link. Easyjet and Ryanair offer a better choice of flights at Bristol than those available at Cardiff.
London Heathrow can be reached by rail via London Paddington or direct by National Express coach service. London Gatwick can be reached by rail, changing at Reading, or direct by National Express coach service.
Cardiff Air Travel
Lulsgate Bottom, North Somerset. BS48 3DY • 0871 334 4444
This is a regular bus service to/from Cardiff Airport and Cardiff Bay and Cardiff bus and coach station. Buses operate every 30 minutes during the day from 4.30am to 11.30pm. Journey takes 30-45 minutes. Single fares from £5. This service is under review and the frequency of buses may change.
This is a regular but expensive bus service to/from Bristol Airport and Bristol Temple Meads railway station and Bristol bus and coach station. Buses operate every ten minutes during the day, hourly during the night. Journey takes 30-35 minutes. Single fares from £8, return from £13.
National Express provides coach services between all major cities and airports in the UK. Prices are variable with the easiest booking available online. Airport services are usually more expensive. Tickets are for a specific journey only.