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Wales Getting There - International Travel
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Wales' international airport is Cardiff International Airport (CWL)

Airport information: telephone: (01446) 711 111).
Facilities include snack bar, bars, bureaux de change, ATMs, duty- and tax-free shops, travel agency, children's play area, executive lounge and facilities for the disabled.


Local buses link the airport with Cardiff Central station, which is 19km or 12 miles away. The station is served by the InterCity network and regional lines, with a fast service to London Paddington. There are also bus connections to Barry Town Station, 8km or 5 miles from the airport.


Regular coaches operate to Cardiff Central Bus Station from London Victoria and other destinations with connections to the rest of the country.

Local bus

Bus nos X91, X45 and X35 run from Cardiff bus station to the airport on an hourly basis (Monday-Saturday). Service X5 runs from Cardiff bus station every 2 hours on a Sunday.


Available through local operator Cardiff Airport Taxis (telephone: (01446) 710 693)

Car hire

Europcar has an office at the airport (telephone: (01446) 711 924); Avis (telephone: (01446) 719 569) and Hertz (telephone: (01446) 711 722) also provide services.

Private car

Cardiff is reached on the M4 from London, exiting at Junction 33 and following the signs. Car-parking facilities are available at the airport for short and long-term stays.


The main ports are Fishguard and Holyhead (Anglesey), both have ferry connections to the Republic of Ireland.


All the main cities have local bus services. There is a good network of local train services from Cardiff.


From London:
 to Cardiff is 249km or 155 miles
 to Fishguard is 425km or 264 miles
 to Holyhead is 476km or 296 miles
 and to Aberystwyth is 394km or 245 miles
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AA route planner directions and maps within Wales.