Cardiff Airport Parking
Cardiff airport spelt Maes Awyr Caerdydd in Welsh first stated operating commercially in 1942, with the first flights starting from Dublin, France, Belfast and Cork.
The airport has been re-branded several times as the passenger numbers increased over the years and the potential for a commercial airport was noticed. Initially the airport could only handle light aircraft as the runway was not long enough to accommodate aircraft such as Jumbo Jets, but in 1986 the runway was extended costing one million pounds.
In 2010 Cardiff airport managed around two million passengers through the terminals with over 50 direct destinations around the world. Cardiff airport was voted one of the best UK airports two times in the Telegraph Travel Awards.
We offer a vast range of Cardiff airport parking choices whether you require long stay parking, short stay parking or a luxury chauffeured service such as meet and greet.
To search for Cardiff airport parking enter your travel requirements in the search box above to return a list of quotes and available car parking spaces.
Car parking at Cardiff airport doesn’t have to be taxing, we compare great car parking options ranging from short stay to long stay, here are a few of our favourite airport parking services operating within and off Cardiff airport.
Cardiff Airport Short Stay Parking Top Pick
If you’re simply dropping of friends at the terminal or want to give your family a proper good bye we highly recommend the short stay parking option as its designed specifically for shorter vehicle stays. Look out for NCP Short Stay parking when searching for a quote, this is the best option for shorter parking. The car park site has excellent security measures, so you will be rest assured that your vehicle is secure. When you arrive at the NCP car park simply approach the barrier and take a ticket, keep this with you as you will need this to exit the car park.
Long Stay car parking services at Cardiff airport
Two main long stay parking services stand out at Cardiff Airport, Airparks and the NCP on Airport car park. They both have great security measures in places to protect your vehicle when you are traveling and they have some great low prices for 7-14 days parking requirements.
The NCP long stay car park is situated on Airport, so if you don’t mind a short walk to the terminal then this is a good car parking option to take into consideration.
The Airparks long stay option is only a short distance from the Airport, 0.7 Miles to be exact, although Airparks operate a quick shuttle bus to transfer you to the Airport which runs every 30 minutes.
Cardiff Airport Parking Top Tips
Every body says it… Don?t be late, well make sure you take into consideration finding the car park, and how long the shuttle bus will take if you chose an Off
Cardiff Airport parking service.
Don?t forget your passport and keep it safe, we recommend printing the booking confirmation from your Airline and from the Car parking company you have
chosen, you will need to present this at the car park site office.
Does your luggage exceed the maximum baggage allowance? If you have a pair of weighing scales see how much your bags weigh before you travel and check the Airlines policy,
paying for extra baggage weight on the day is very very expensive.
Passengers with reduced provability should contact Mitie before arriving to arrange help and assistance at the Airport.
Passengers with reduced mobility should contact Mitie before arriving.
Wales Millenium Centre
The Wales Millennium Centre was only opened in 2004 by the Queen, but has already distinguished its self as one of the Worlds top destinations for
iconic art, culture and music related performances.
The WMC is one of the biggest and lively performing art centres in Europe, whether you want to catch a live musical such as Mamma Mia!
or one of the UK’s best comedians such as Jimmy Carr, there is something for everyone of all ages.
The Wales Millennium centre also has some excellent facilities for dining out before or after a show, whether its a quick coffee at One – Contemporary Coffee/ Wine Bar or
locally sourced food at the fresh bar & restaurant
For more information please visit the Whats On page for a 12 month breakdown of shows.
The Wales Millennium Centre is only 27 minutes by car from Cardiff Airport, so if your visiting Cardiff a few days before flying, we recommend visiting before parking your car.
Cardiff, also known as Caerdydd, is the lively capital city of Wales. Its history spans thousands of years as it originally began life as a Roman fort, although it didn’t grow beyond a small town until it became important as a coal port in the nineteenth century. Today, Cardiff is popular with tourists for its extensive cultural legacy, national sports events and the variety of activities on offer.
What to do in Cardiff
Cardiff city centre is easy to navigate on foot, but public transport is readily available and a trip on the River Taff Waterbus is worthwhile. The waterbus operates between Cardiff Bay and the Millennium Stadium during the summer. Cardiff?s Millennium Stadium hosts the national Welsh football and rugby teams, and tours can be booked online or at the ticket desk.
A visit to Cardiff Castle is essential, as much for its decor as its architecture. On the site you can also see excavated Roman ruins as well as the Norman fort and the Welsh regimental museum. The free National Museum of Wales boasts art, historical and geological exhibits and is worth visiting.
Further south, Cardiff Bay is popular with both tourists and locals as it caters for history, sports and culture with the added bonus of good bars and restaurants. The Bay is home to the Senedd (the Welsh national government), and visitors can enjoy a free tour. The nearby Red Dragon centre features a Doctor Who exhibition with props and a guide to Welsh filming locations for the Torchwood series.
Architecture fans should check out the City Hall, built from white Portland stone and finished with a dragon. In the North West, the twelfth century Llandaff Cathedral is a beautiful building worth visiting. If you?re lucky enough to be in Cardiff on the 1st March, then the St. David?s Day Parade should be top of your list; likewise for The Big Weekend carnival at the end of July.
Where to eat in Cardiff
Traditional, well-priced Welsh food can be found at Garland?s (Duke Street Arcade), whilst Castell Restaurant at The Angel Hotel is more expensive but has outstanding views of Cardiff Castle grounds. Vegans and vegetarians are best catered for with Crumbs in Morgan Arcade.
Cardiff?s best cafes include the Cibo Italian Cafe on Pontcanna Street and Cafe Mao, both great for lunch. For the best coffee and Welsh ice cream in Cardiff, visit Cadwaladers (Mermaid Quay). If you?re after something more exotic, try the Japanese restaurant Ichiban just a short bus ride from the city centre. For fresh seafood, you can?t beat Tempus (at the St David Hotel and Spa), which boasts fantastic views of Cardiff Bay.
Where to drink in Cardiff
With the most pubs per square foot in Britain, Cardiff is great for a night out. Those looking for a relaxing drink can head to the microbrewery 0 degrees on Westgate Street, or Y Mochyn Du on Sophia Close. For a lively night try St Mary Street, Mill Lane or Greyfriars Road for a range of different pubs and clubs.