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Flights to Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and has become a major tourist destination in the past 20 years or so. Originally a Roman settlement, the history of Cardiff stretches back 2,000 years, however, it's really only been since the development of the former port area into a unique lake and waterfront attraction that tourists have flocked to the city. Cardiff is also home to the Welsh Government and a number of museums and exhibition sites. Cardiff Airport is the only local Welsh airport, and has direct flights from more than 50 destinations.

Which is the main airport in Cardiff?

Cardiff airport is the only airport in the locality of the city, although Bristol Airport is around an hour's drive away, across the Severn Estuary and does have a larger number of international and European scheduled flights. Cardiff Airport is located 12 miles from the city centre and has good public transport links into town.

Which airlines offer flights to Cardiff?

A variety of airlines fly to Cardiff, including flybe with routes from Edinburgh, Qatar Airways with direct flights from Doha, and TUI with flights from Rhodes. There are a huge number of direct flights to Cardiff during summer months from major holiday destinations, including Tunisia, Hurghada, Malaga, Kos, and Verona.

Why travel by plane to Cardiff?

There are lots of reasons to book flights to Cardiff from any UK or international city destination. The city has a growing reputation for tourism, and is one of the greenest cities in the UK. Sports fans will surely appreciate the wide range of matches hosted at the superb Millennium Stadium, while active visitors will find the Cardiff White Water experience is an unmissable adventure. Kids will appreciate the Dr Who experience available at the BBC Wales studios, while culture enthusiasts will discover lots of amazing entertainments in Cardiff and the surrounding areas.

Before you travel to Cardiff by plane - good to know!

Over 18 million tourists visit Cardiff each year, and the city is a popular destination for both UK visitors and international travellers. The city is renowned for its historic Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades and also home to the massive St David's Shopping Centre. One surprising fact about Cardiff is the number of castles in the area, three castles are situated within the city centre, with 23 more within easy reach in the surrounding county of Glamorgan. Passengers arriving at Cardiff Airport will find there is a regular train service directly into Cardiff station, and also a frequent express shuttle service which operates 365 days of the year.

How to Get to Cardiff by Plane

Owned by the Welsh Government, Cardiff Airport has grown in recent years to offer both domestic and international flights across Europe. For those travelling within the UK, CityJet, Eastern Airways and Flybe offer services from airports including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast. Major cities across Europe are also linked with flights to Cardiff, including Air Malta flights from Malta, KLM services from Amsterdam and Vueling flights from Alicante. A number of other airlines fly into the city, including Aer Lingus flights from Dublin and GermanWings services from Dusseldorf. Public transport is abundant with shuttles taking passengers to and from the airport train station as a regular bus service links the airport with the train station in central Cardiff.

Cardiff

The Welsh capital of Cardiff has a large amount of history under its belt, alongside a stunning regeneration of its central area and quayside. Most visitors spend at least a little time exploring the beauty of Cardiff Castle, which is housed on an estate featuring the 11th century castle building and a 19th century Victorian mansion. Both sites are open to the public, where the paintings within the mansion in the Arab Room and Banqueting Hall are celebrated as amongst the finest in the UK. Within the city centre, the Wales Millennium Centre is one of the most impressive buildings to be seen and is home to the Welsh National Opera and many touring performances by a variety of artists.

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