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Edinburgh Airport

Transportation to Cardiff Airport from the City Center

Cardiff Airport is located 20 km from the city center. The airport is accessible by taxi, bus, train, or rental car.

Taxi

Although there are many transportation alternatives available to get to the airport from the city center, taxis are among the most preferred means of transport because they are both fast and reliable. You can easily find a taxi in every part of the city. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Cardiff Airport from the city center by taxi.

Bus

Buses are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city. Bus line T9 operates from 4:10 am to 11:50 pm on weekdays and from 5:10 am to 11:50 pm on the weekends. Buses provide easy transportation to Cardiff Airport. It takes between 45 minutes to an hour to get to the airport by bus, depending on the traffic conditions.

Train

Trains are another transportation alternative to get to Cardiff Airport. Trains depart from the train station in the city center and provide transportation to the Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Railway Station, which is located in close proximity to the airport and linked to the airport by shuttle bus. It takes about 30 minutes to get to this station by train. However, because you have to transfer to a bus from the station, traveling by train is a bit more troublesome. That’s why trains are a less preferred means of transportation when compared to other options. Nevertheless, if you want to take the train, know that the fare is quite reasonable and that there are shuttle buses waiting at the station that provide transportation to the departures terminal.

Rental Car

Those who want to drive to the airport should consider renting a car. Renting a car from one of the various rental car companies located in the city or booking a vehicle online is very easy. Rental car companies in the city that you can choose from include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Enterprise.

Airport Information

Cardiff Airport operates passenger services out of one terminal building and is renowned for its international flight services. The terminal building offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs, including free internet access, ATMs, charging stations and more.

The expansive lounges that passengers can use to relax or pass the time are open between 5 am and 9 pm on weekdays and 5 am to 5 pm on weekends. Passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink at Caffe Ritazza, Caffi Cwtch and The Beer House. Passengers can also go shopping for affordable products at the Nuance Tax and Duty Free shop.

Last Updated: 01 Feb 2017

Transportation to Edinburgh City Center from Airport

Edinburgh Airport is an international airport serving the city, located 12 km away. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, tram, or Airlink. You can also rent a car from the airport to get to the city center.

Airlink Buses

The best way to get to the city center from the airport is by taking an Airlink bus. Airlink buses run very frequently and provide easy and affordable transportation to the city. The total trip takes about 30 minutes and the fare is very reasonable.  

Tram

The tram is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. The tram stop is located at the airport and provides transportation York Place Station, located in the city center. The total trip to the city from the airport by tram takes about 35 minutes.

Taxi

A taxi to the city center from the airport takes about 25 minutes. Taxis are available at the ground level across from the main terminal building. However, taking a taxi can be quite expensive so it isn’t a highly preferred method of transportation.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Europcar, National, and Avis. Edinburgh is a city that is notorious for its natural beauty and history. Renting a car and driving to the city is easy and picturesque.  

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016

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Which airports can I use for Cardiff-Edinburgh flights?

For Cardiff-Edinburgh flights, you can use Cardiff Airport as departure airport, and Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Cardiff-Edinburgh and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Cardiff-Edinburgh is 497 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 40 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Cardiff-Edinburgh flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Cardiff-Edinburgh flights is Sunday.

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