Cardiff is the capital of Wales and a mesmering city on the Welsh coast. Cardiff Airport is the busiest airport in Wales and sees upwards of 1.4 million passengers take flights across Europe and even as far as America and Australia every year. Whether you have time to kill before your flight or you want to unwind after a long journey, our hotels near Cardiff Airport make flying from Cardiff Airport a breeze.
Hotels near Cardiff Airport
Barry Island (Cardiff Airport)
Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street)
Cardiff City South
Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.
Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.
Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.
What to do in Cardiff from hotels near the airport
A trip to Cardiff is a must for anyone wishing to experience the Welsh culture first hand, and Premier Inn hotels near Cardiff airport will set the stage for a great adventure in the capital city and beyond. The city centre has undergone a sustained revitalisation since devolution, and has become a hotspot for travellers across the UK and Europe.
Travellers will find Premier Inn's Cardiff West hotel closest to Cardiff Airport, perfect for exploring the Vale of Glamorgan and the southern Welsh coast. Nearer to the city, visitors can choose to lodge at our Cardiff City Centre or Cardiff City South hotels, putting them at the heart of the action and just a short commute from the airport.
Hotels closest to Cardiff Airport
Our closest hotels to Cardiff Airport are our Premier Inn Barry Island (Cardiff Airport) and Premier Inn Cardiff West hotels, which are both about six miles from Cardiff Airport and a 10-15-minute drive or 30 minutes on the 304 and 96 buses.
Our next closest hotels are our Premier Inn Cardiff City South and Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street) hotels, which are both about a 30-minute drive from Cardiff Airport or an hour and half on the 304 bus.
Our other hotels near Cardiff Airport are in great locations across Cardiff but are slightly further from the airport. Our Premier Inn Cardiff East hotel is close to the Millennium Stadium and our Premier Inn Cardiff North hotel is just a short drive away from Cardiff Castle.
Getting to Cardiff Airport
Our Cardiff Airport hotels make getting to the airport so much easier. Getting to Cardiff Airport is simple, whether you’re travelling from Wales or elsewhere in the UK.
Cardiff Airport is 13 miles from Junction 33 on the M4, which runs all the way across the country from London to Wales. You can also put Cardiff Airport’s postcode CF62 3BD on your satnav for easy directions. If you’re being dropped off there’s free parking outside the airport terminal. There’s also a Short Stay car park directly opposite the main terminal building. For longer trips, the Long Stay car parks are all a shuttle bus away and parking generally costs around £70 for seven days.
A full range of airport parking both on and off-site is available to add to your Premier Inn hotel booking through our partners at Holiday Extras.
The nearest railway station is in Rhoose, which has connections to both Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains run every hour at 41 minutes past the hour from Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on Sunday. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Cardiff Central and cost under £5. You’ll need to hop on a shuttle bus from the airport to the station, but the 905 service takes ten minutes and costs £1.
The T9 Cardiff Airport express bus service goes straight to the airport terminal. Starting at 5am, it runs every 30 minutes and costs £5 each way into Cardiff City Centre You can pay on the bus with no need to buy a ticket beforehand and, once you’re on the bus, you’ll find comfy leather seats, Wi-Fi and plenty of luggage space.
What to do before and after your flight at Cardiff Airport
Cardiff is an exciting city surrounded by some of the best spots to see in Wales, if you have time before your flight you’re really spoiled for choice. Our Cardiff Airport hotels are close to some of the best sights and things to do in Cardiff, as well as great places to shop, explore and unwind before or after your flight.
All our Cardiff Airport hotels have on-site restaurants or restaurants nearby. Our restaurants serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flights.
If you’re looking for a great day out before your flight, take a trip to Cardiff Bay right next to our Premier Inn Cardiff City South hotel and enjoy beautiful views of the sea, see a show at the Millennium Centre or visit the famous clock tower, the Pierhead. There’s 130 acres of pristine parkland in the heart of the city at Bute Park, overlooked by Cardiff Castle and a great place for a day trip before you jet off overnight. Wales is famous for its rugby and the Principality Stadium is a great place to catch all the best rugby and football matches. Find out more in our Cardiff city guide including the best places to eat in Cardiff as well as top attractions to visit in Cardiff.
If you need any last-minute must-haves for your flight, or you want to take a look through the duty-free deals, Cardiff Airport has a range of shops including top beauty labels and high street fashion names. Most shops can be found after passing through security, including its Nuance Tax and Duty Free shop.
Cardiff Airport has free Wi-Fi for up to two hours and plug sockets throughout its main terminal. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax in an airport lounge after booking with us, thanks to our friends at Holiday Extras. The Cardiff Airport Executive Lounge offers unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drinks and comfy chairs. Find all our top tips on Cardiff Airport in our Cardiff Airport guide.
Hotels near Cardiff Airport with parking
Most of our Cardiff Airport hotels either have chargeable 24hr parking or free on-site parking during your stay. Longer term airport parking is available through our partners, Holiday Extras, after booking your hotel. Please check your hotel page before booking or contact your hotel directly to confirm parking arrangements and check availability at the time of your booking.
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 87 spaces in total for guests. This is also one of our closest hotels to Cardiff Airport.
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 150 spaces in total for guests.
While there’s no on-site parking at this hotel, discounted chargeable off-site parking is available at Dumfries Car Park (postcode CF10 3DJ) for £12.50 per day. To claim the discount, please get your ticket validated at reception before you leave the car park.
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 106 spaces in total for guests.
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 77 spaces in total for guests.
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 120 spaces in total for guests.
Is Cardiff Airport open 24 hours?
Currently Cardiff’s Airport terminal is open from 5pm to midnight, but many other parts of the airports and its shops are closed or off-limits overnight.
Can I stay overnight at Cardiff Airport?
There aren’t any good places to sleep in Cardiff Airport, seating can be limited and you might have to bring a sleeping bag to sleep on the floor. If you’d prefer a super-comfy Hypnos bed and a spacious room at a great price instead, we recommend booking at our Premier Inn Barry Island (Cardiff Airport) hotel instead, just a 10-15-minute drive or half an hour on the 304 bus.
Do your Cardiff Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Cardiff Airport?
There are no free shuttle services, but the T9 airport express, 304 and 96 buses run from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport regularly throughout the day with a journey time of around 30-40 minutes. Single tickets generally cost about £5 for an adult single and £8 for a return.
How far are Premier Inn hotels from Cardiff Airport?
Our Premier Inn Barry Island (Cardiff Airport) hotel is about six miles from Cardiff Airport, about a 10-minute drive or 30 minutes on the 304 bus.
Are buses around Cardiff Airport free?
Unfortunately, buses around Cardiff Airport aren’t free. Singles from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport cost around £5 for an adult single and £8 for a return.
How many terminals are there at Cardiff Airport?
Cardiff Airport has a single airport terminal, recently refurbished and modernised to cater to flights across the world.