cardiff airport parking

parking options

Planning where to park after a 4:30am start can prove to be a bewildering and costly experience. Thankfully our site allows you to pre-book your Cardiff Airport parking, not only saving you the early morning hassle, but a whole lot of cash in the process.

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Highwayman Parking
customer-rating rated 95% based on 319 customer reviews

Highwayman Parking is the only independent car park serving Cardiff Airport. Come early and enjoy some refreshments at the adjacent Highwayman Inn public house.

Transfers take 7 minutes and run every 15 minutes
Long Stay Car Park 2
customer-rating rated 75% based on 305 customer reviews

NCP operates Cardiff Airport's Long stay car park 2, so you can expect a smooth arrival and departure, along with the security you would expect from an on-airport parking facility. Walkable within 8 minutes, or via a free shuttle.

Within walking distance
NCP Short Stay Parking
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Ideal for parking of just a few days, this on-airport short stay car park should fit the bill perfectly. Located just a short walk from the Cardiff Airport terminal, it's a secure and convenient spot to leave your vehicle.

Within walking distance
Long Stay Car Park 1
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Long Stay Car Park 1 is a short 4 minute walk, or swift free shuttle bus ride to the terminal. The car park has good security including CCTV, regular staff patrols and entry and exit barriers.

Within walking distance
top tip So far we've gathered 624 Cardiff Airport parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 83% we're confident that you'll have a top-notch parking experience. The good news doesn't stop there. We search the web every day to find the cheapest parking at Cardiff Airport, and today's no exception. Book the cheapest car park available within the next week and you could pay as little as: £3.00 - a day, £29.99 - 1 week, £44.99 - 2 weeks - now that's a bargain!

short stay parking

Short stay parking at Cardiff Airport

Just a short skip from the terminal building and available for anything up to 24 hours (should you need it) - short stay car parking at Cardiff Airport is perfect for quick pick-ups and drop-offs.

  • Up to 20 minutes - FREE
  • 20 to 40 minutes - £2.00
  • 40 to 60 minutes - £3.00
  • 1 - 2 hours - £4.50
  • 2 - 3 hours - £6.00
  • 3 - 4 hours - £10.00
  • 4 - 24 hours - £22.00
  • Subsequent 24 hours or part thereof - £22.00

Cardiff Short stay car parking charges correct as at 10th March 09 but maybe subject to change without prior notice.

drop-offs and pick-ups

If you're one of those nice people that doesn't mind driving your friends and family members to the airport, you can drop them off directly outside the terminal building. Pick ups will need to follow signs for the "Short Stay (Under 24 hrs) car park" due to regulations forbidding unattended or waiting vehicles outside the terminal building. A fast track lane is available in this car park, where drivers can wait up to 20 minutes at no charge. If the 20 minutes are exceeded, there are "last chance to pay" bays near the pay machine at the exit barrier. Please do not pick up or drop off passengers on approach roads, as this may create traffic problems.

Top tips to book your Cardiff Airport Parking

Our research boffins have been busy gathering some useful tips for parking your car at Cardiff Airport.

  • Check Hidden Fees. Many sites now offer Cardiff Airport parking at near identical prices, but pay attention to any hidden fees for things like cancellations and card charges. Thankfully we highlight these for you.
  • Book Early. Prices change daily and tend to increase as the car park fills up. The sooner you book, the more you save.
  • Save your space. Booking in advance also guarantees you a parking space at any one of the car parks on offer.
  • Location, location, location. On-site car parking at Cardiff Airport is conveniently located within the grounds of the Airport. If you have a little extra time on your hands then park off-site, grab a free transfer and save some pennies. Thankfully all car parks are located within one mile of the terminal and feature free speedy shuttle transfers if you're running a little behind schedule.

essential services

local services near Cardiff Airport

We know it can be easy to forget small but essential things when trying to get to the airport in time. You may even need to stop off somewhere on your way home for petrol, milk and bread. Here's a handy list of garages, convenience stores and banks near Cardiff Airport that you may find useful.

Nearby Petrol Stations

Convenience stores

Area Banks

Four Cross Service Station
West Aberthaw
CF62 4JA

M & S Johnson
Cardiff Road
Dinas Powys
South Glamorgan
CF64 4JX

Arora's Cash Stores
61 Atlas Road
Canton, Cardiff

150 Holton Road
South Glamorgan
CF63 4HL

Nationwide Building Society
136 Holton Road
Barry, South Glamorgan
CF63 4HH

1a Tynewydd Road
South Glamorgan
CF62 8HB

geeky facts

  • The international identification code for Cardiff Airport is CWL, and is sometimes shown on holiday booking confirmations and tickets.
  • Cardiff Airport welcomes more than 2 million passengers a year, has over 50 direct destinations, and more than 800 one-stop destinations around the world.
  • Aircraft at Cardiff Airport take off and land either over the sea or agricultural land, helping to ensure the airport has a low noise impact on the neighbouring community.

As well as Cardiff Airport parking, we also offer Bristol Airport Parking for the South West of England.

award winner

gosimply award

Congratulations to Highwayman Parking, this month's gosimply award winner as voted by pure, undiluted opinion from you, our customers.

customer reviews

...Very easy and straightforward, staff were very friendly and professional and on time for pickup and drop off. Journey is less than 10 minutes in comfortable new vehicles. Will definitely be reusing this service in the future. They did exactly what they described on their.....

Mr Koshnaw - Highwayman Parking

...I have used the Highwayman Car Park several times over the last few years and always received good service. Our last driver was especially cheery as he picked us up from the rain soaked airport after a sunny holiday in Lanzarote. I would use them more often if Cardiff airport.....

Mr John Densley - Highwayman Parking parking problems when using their service,allways courtious and proffesional...

Mr Thomas - Highwayman Parking

...Got us to the airport very quickly - we were running late. Ready and waiting for us when we returned...

Mrs Burke - Highwayman Parking

...excellent service from the time we arrived .only waited short time to be taken to the airport and help with the luggage.also on return the bus was waiting to take us back will use gain in March. thank you highwayman ...

Mr Chappell - Highwayman Parking

...There is no hassle useing the Highwayman, they are very efficient taking you to the airport and picking you up. Our flight was early arriving in Cardiff on 22.10.15 and the mini bus came ealrier to pick us up they must check the flight times which a lot of parking facilities.....

Mr Parry - Highwayman Parking

...Travelling from west,found the place with little difficulty.Only took around 15mins before we arrived at the airport.Our transport was waiting for us when be arrived back,our car was waiting, and we were away in no time.Thank you The Highwayman...

Mr REES - Highwayman Parking

...Exceptionally fast from drop off to pick up. No hanging around which is how it should be. Well done, we will use your facilities again and recommend you to other travellers...

Mrs Dady - Highwayman Parking

...There for drop off and ready waiting for collection very happy with the service..

Mrs Williams - Highwayman Parking

...Friendly, helpful, efficient staff. No waiting to get to the airport and transfer waiting for us when we returned. Cannot find fault with this service whatsoever. Thank you...

Mr WILSON - Highwayman Parking

624 straight talking Cardiff Airport parking reviews and counting

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Map of Cardiff Airport car parks

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In 1857, General Tom Thumb, the smallest man alive (height: 31 inches weight: 25lb) visited Cardiff's Town Hall. It cost sixpence to see him.