There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Rhoose to Cardiff Central

$5 - $9

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Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Tredogan, Holiday Inn Express to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T9 / ...

$6

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff 12.6 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff 12.6 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  18 min

  1. Take a town car from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff 12.6 miles

$55 - $85

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff 12.6 miles

$26 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tredogan, Holiday Inn Express and arriving at Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rhoose and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) and Cardiff is 9 miles. The road distance is 12.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs .

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The train from Rhoose to Cardiff Central takes 33 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Tredogan, Holiday Inn Express station.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Rhoose station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff is to train which takes 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 34 min.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) station.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 8.9 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wales and Cardiff, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff every 2 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, New Adventure Travel operates a bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 34 min. Capital Links / Cardiff also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Rhoose to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Tredogan, Holiday Inn Express to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Capital Links / Cardiff
Phone
029 2066 6444
Email
enquiries@capitallinks.co.uk
Website
capitallinks.co.uk
Bus from Tredogan, Holiday Inn Express to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Golden Cross PH)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
Capital Links / Cardiff
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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uber.com
Assist
$26 - $40
UberX
$26 - $40
Exec
$35 - $55
UberXL
$35 - $55
Taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff
Estimated price
$55 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff is 13 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Cardiff.

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