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Located just one mile from Cardiff Airport, our off-site car park is conveniently located for quick and easy access to the airport’s terminal. We offer a simple, secure and stress-free Park & Ride solution for Cardiff, operated by Highwayman Secure Parking. Whatever your parking needs, we’re here to help make your journey as quick and easy as possible, whilst saving you up to 60%.

Services at Cardiff


Our Cardiff Airport services have been rated 92 out of 100 based on 277 user reviews.

Our services explained

Purple Parking acts as a booking agent for Highwayman Secure Parking. As well as constantly reviewing our pricing to make sure you get the best deal, we also carry out stringent checks to ensure that the service provided is of the highest standard. Our service at Cardiff Airport offers great value for money and makes travelling easier. We’re an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands with whichever parking option you decide is best for you.

Park & Ride

Our Park & Ride service for Cardiff Airport is located less than a mile from the airport. Simply drive yourself to the Cardiff Airparks car park, check in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax while you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. The courtesy transfer bus runs every 30 minutes, with an average journey transfer time of 3 minutes. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park where your car will be ready for collection

Terminal Layout

Cardiff Airport is home to one main terminal, making planning your journey through the airport all the easier.


The check-in desks are located on the ground floor opposite the main terminal entrance. As a general rule, we recommend you check in 3 hours prior to an international departure, 2 hours prior to a European departure and 90 minutes before a domestic departure. You should check this information on your ticket or with your airline.

Leisure and family facilities


Baby-changing facilities are available in all toilets throughout the airport.


Pushchairs can be taken through security. However, please be ready to remove your baby for a few minutes while the pushchair is put through the screening x-ray.

Play areas

Cardiff has several options to keep children of all ages entertained! Two games zones with the latest video arcade machines are available in the terminal, providing an excellent facility for older children. These can be found on the first floor of the terminal building and in the departure lounge.

For younger children, a soft play area, sponsored by Smyths toys, can be found in the departure lounge. Parents need to keep an eye on them though as this area isn’t staff-supervised.

For the curious child, Cardiff Airport is home to a Techniquest exhibit, located in the departure lounge. Here, you and your child can explore the science, education and fun behind Wales’ infamous Techniquest science and discovery centre.

Baby milk

It is now possible to take more than the standard 100ml of baby food through security, provided that this is for the sole purpose of your journey.

Caffi Cwtch also offers baby food and baby food warming facilities on its premises which are located both before and after security.

Information desk

Cardiff Airport's information desk is located on the first floor in the pre-departure area.


At Cardiff Airport, you can enjoy browsing tax free goods in Nuance Duty Free Shop where you will find an excellent selection of cosmetics, fragrances, accessories, confectionary, liquor and tobacco. The free Buy Now, Collect on Return service means there is no need to take your shopping away with you. This service is available for passengers travelling within the EU. You will also find two branches of WHSmith located before and after security.

Food & drink

Three lovely cafes, Café Ritazza (departure lounge) and the welsh Caffi Cwtch (with two branches – one on the first floor above the check in hall and the other in the departure lounge) are available at Cardiff Airport. Here you can grab a refuelling cup of coffee or enjoy a nice freshly-made snack. From the Echo Bar (departure lounge) you can enjoy views of the runway while enjoying a drink, snack or more hearty meal.

Caffi Cwtch and Echo Bar also offer children’s menus with an activity pack.

Business facilities

Business lounge

Cardiff Airport’s Executive Lounge offers an ideal environment to unwind before your flight. Relax with complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, browse their range of magazines and newspapers or enjoy a light meal. The lounge has free Wi-Fi as well as internet kiosks, telephone, photocopy and fax facilities to catch up on any business matters you may want to attend to. The lounge is open from 5am – 9pm. You will need to book in advance and have your booking validated if booking for a party of seven or more. Dress code: smart casual or business attire.

Pre-book your lounge entry here.

Meeting rooms

Cardiff Airport has two meeting rooms which can be booked for either a half day or a full day and can accommodate up to 30 people. The rooms are well equipped with business facilities and have integral projectors or screens for your presentations. For more information on Cardiff Airport’s meeting rooms, as well as terms and conditions for hire, either call +44 1446 711111 or email

Getting online and staying connected

Cardiff Airport offers 30 minutes free Wi-Fi to all passengers. Any additional Wi-Fi access is charged at £3 per hour. Alternatively, you can use one of the airport’s internet kiosks. These are charged at 10p per minute. Two internet kiosks can be found in the departure lounge after security and one is located landside on the first floor next to Caffi Cwtch. You can also charge your mobile phone from these kiosks at no extra cost.

Special assistance

If you require special assistance when travelling through Cardiff Airport, this should be booked directly with your airline or travel agent. Make sure that you do this at least 48 hours before your scheduled day of departure, and specify whether you require or will be bringing your own mobility aid (i.e. wheelchair, scooter etc.)

Help/call points are located throughout the terminal as well as a PRM assistance desk in the main terminal building.

If you require any further information about travel assistance, please call 01446 729329 or email

Getting there

Cardiff Airport is easily accessible from a network of motorways and is clearly signposted. Exit junction 33 on the M4 and follow the signs to Cardiff Airport along the A4232, A4050 and A4226.

To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:

Sat Navs

Please note, the following postcode will take you directly to the airport terminal. Depending on the product you have booked with Purple Parking, the postcode may differ. Please check carefully.

Use this postcode: CF62 3BD

Customer Reviews


No complaints other than the car park is not at the airport

Mr Pryor Saturday 09 Apr 2016 at 08:32 (4 out of 5)


Great service, friendly helpful driver

Mr Wiggins Saturday 09 Apr 2016 at 00:06 (5 out of 5)