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Officially Cardiff International Airport (CWL; Maes Awyr Caerdydd in Welsh), the airport is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, some 30 minutes by road from the centre of Cardiff.
If you are facing a long journey to the airport, or want to avoid any potential holdups on the M4, consider checking in at one of the hotels at Cardiff Airport. You can eliminate the stress of a motorway trip right before you fly and relax in style before you depart - it might even buy you a few more hours in the comfort of a warm bed if you have an early flight.
There is a reasonable supply of Cardiff Airport hotels, though it's wise to book early to secure your stay. For a low-cost option, consider the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport. The Sky Plaza Hotel is also good value. Both are within walking distance of the terminal buildings. Find out more about other nearby hotels and airport transfers in our guides.
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Consider combining the cost of your stay with car parking - this can be a great way to make savings...
Book a park and stay package for the duration of your holiday and you could save money when compared to the cost of booking hotels and car parking separately.
Before you book your park and stay package, consider whether you would like to simply turn the engine off and check in, leaving your car in the hotel car park, or whether you are happy to drive to a nearby car park and transfer to the airport from there before you fly.
You could save even more money by opting for off-site parking, though some travellers prefer to simply check in and pack the car keys away for a week or two! We let you know details like this upfront so that you can book the deal that works for you.
Find out how to get to the airport before you fly with our handy guide to airport transfers...
Both the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport and the Sky Plaza Hotel are within a reasonable walk of the airport, though if it's raining or dark, you have a lot of luggage, or you have young children (or for a multitude of other reasons), it's good to know that you can get there by other means. The airport shuttle service with the Holiday Inn Express is complimentary for guests. The Sky Plaza Hotel can arrange a taxi for you; the fare is approximately £6 each way.
Make a beeline for Barry or check out Cardiff if you have time on your hands before you fly...
Regular buses run between Cardiff city centre and the airport (taking around 35 minutes) so you don't have to drive into the city if you'd prefer to leave the car keys packed away. You can also make use of the shuttle bus between the airport and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Station and reach the capital by rail. Once there, beautiful Cardiff Castle looms on the horizon, as do the masts of the Millennium Stadium. There is much to see and do amid the buzz of lively Cardiff.
Even closer to Cardiff Airport are the pleasures of Barry Island. It takes only 10 minutes by road to reach this classic seaside resort from your airport hotel. With long beaches and a theme park, you can't miss this if you are travelling with children during the warmer months.
Back at the airport, be sure to use your free time wisely before you fly. Pre-order your currency (this should net you a preferential rate) to pick up before you fly.
Access to the Executive Lounge can also be arranged in advance; enjoy complimentary drinks, newspapers, magazines and wi-fi. To find out more about the pre-flight perks of the lounge at Cardiff Airport, click here. If you do decide that you don't need a hotel, we also compare the cheapest deals on car parking at Cardiff Airport. For these and any other low-cost travel extras, compare prices with TravelSupermarket.
Take the hassle out of getting away on your next holiday from the Welsh capital when you book one of our great-value Cardiff Airport hotels.
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