Whether the mountains of Snowdonia beckon, the beaches of Pembrokeshire are hard to resist or travellers want to sample Cardiff's nightlife, flights to Wales are always an option.
Cardiff Airport is by far the largest airport in Wales. It can be found in the village of Rhoose, a short train or bus ride from the centre of the capital city. Trains connect arrivals to Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and beyond, opening up South Wales for exploration. At the same time, flights also leave Cardiff for Anglesey Airport every day, putting North and West Wales within easy reach.
Flybe offers services to Cardiff Airport from Belfast-City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Newcastle and Anglesey. So whether they are coming from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the North East, passengers should find convenient connections. And thanks to Flybe's involvement, fares should also be kept relatively low.
Flying to Wales isn't always the first option travellers consider, but it can make a lot of sense. Firstly, there aren't many faster or more comfortable ways to get to Cardiff from many UK cities. If travellers are based in Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle or Edinburgh, they will find that trains and buses take two to three hours longer (at least) than flights to Wales. Moreover, flying to Cardiff puts the whole of southern Wales within reach. Visitors can easily get to rugby matches at the Millennium Stadium, head to the Black Mountains or take a trip to the beach at Barry Island. And with Flybe offering plenty of connections, flights are cheap as well.
Before they travel to Wales by air, passengers should work out how they will reach their destinations. Flying is a great option for those headed to Cardiff or Swansea, and trains can take them all the way to Pembrokeshire resorts like Tenby or mountain destinations like Brecon. But flights to Cardiff aren't so handy for getting to north Wales, in which case Liverpool might be better. Wales itself is a diverse, beautiful country. Cardiff is a thriving cultural centre. Hay-on-Wye hosts a famous literary festival, and there are charming steam engine lines at Blaenau-Ffestiniog. The beaches in this area will take visitors' breath away, and there are endless castles from Pembroke to Harlech. Add in sublime scenery and it's a country that everyone should visit at least once.