Trains to Cardiff Airport

Catching a train to Cardiff Airport is easy if you plan ahead. Cardiff Central has links across South Wales as well as frequent trains to the Cardiff Airport train station.

How to get to Cardiff Airport by train

The Cardiff Airport train station is called Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. You can get a train here from Cardiff train station or other nearby routes.

Trains run from Cardiff Central every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays. They take around 30 minutes.

Once at Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station, there is the 905 rail link bus that is timed with your train. This journey takes approximately 10 minutes.

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Top routes to Cardiff Airport

Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International 9mins £4.40
Coventry to Birmingham International 9mins £3.10
Wolverhampton to Birmingham International 42mins £6.90
Rugby to Birmingham International 21mins £7.40
London Euston to Birmingham International 1h 12mins £16

What to do at Cardiff Airport

When you get through security, there are plenty of options for some retail therapy at Cardiff Airport. From fragrances, liquor, cosmetics and sun care, the Duty-Free area is packed with useful products.

When you’re looking for good food, Cardiff Airport offers both pick-up and sit-down options. There’s the ever-reliable Greggs as well as Costa and Ritzza for coffee.

If you’d prefer a more sit-down approach, The Beer House is ideal for those wanting a hearty meal in a lively atmosphere. You can also enjoy a pre-flight pint here.

Some people prefer to enjoy waiting for their flight in a calmer environment. Cardiff Airport offers The 51° Executive Lounge. This area has comfortable seating, hot food, and locally produced snacks. A quiet and comfortable place, away from the bustle of the main concourse.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Cardiff Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train to Cardiff Airport, there are multiple ways you can do this.

First up, you can set up Priority Ticket Alerts. This lets you know when we've released our very cheapest tickets. We typically release our cheapest tickets 12 weeks in advance for weekdays and eight weeks in advance for weekends.

The next tip is to travel off-peak. If you can be flexible with your journey time (and your flight time aligns), doing this could save you significant amounts. Specifically, this involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, see our Family Tickets. This tells you all you need to know about child tickets and Family Railcards, where you can save a lot of money.

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Get the app

If you want the option to pick your own seat, download the Avanti West Coast App. The app allows you to keep in tune with train times and generally makes your life easier when travelling with us.

You’ll get other special benefits such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice. Also, store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

We understand that air travel can be stressful, so we want to make the bit before that as smooth as possible for you.

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