Cardiff International Airport

0044(0)1446 711 111

12 miles south-west of the centre of Cardiff. Many European city are served by BMI Baby Flybe and KLM

From our experience, it is best to book a taxi ahead of arrival. Fare should be less than £25.  There is a bus service from the airport at selected times.

Other Regional Airports

Bristol: 044 (0) 871 334 4344
Offers Continental to New York, Air France and KLM, also Ryanair and Easyjet for European destinations.
Exeter: 0044(0)1392 367 433

In the city

The open Top Bus Tour is a must. Starting outside Cardiff Castle it will take you through the Civic Centre and past a great number of interesting sites including The Bay Area. The ticket is valid all day and you may embark or alight at numerous stops.

Cardiff Transport

There is a regular bus service around Cardiff and the vicinity.  The bus stops are along Cathedral Road at regular intervals.


There are several local Companies: Two of those that we have used are
Premier 0044(0) 29 20 565656
Capital 0044 (0) 29 20 777777


The waterbus operates from the city centre to Cardiff bay and across to Penarth Marina. There are two separate (tickets non-transferable) operators:

Cardiff Cats
Also worth going through The Barrage into the Bristol Channel on a RIB

Cycle Hire
Telephone 07896 374679


An annual Travel Insurance policy is inexpensive and some household Insurance Companies include or offer this cover.
You might like to try your home contents insurer or

Fuel Costs

Our local petrol station is often listed on

Forgotten Something?

Ask us before 2200 hrs we may be able to supply what you need
or you could try the petrol station at 3 Cathedral Road who stocks a vast range of goods that you may have overlooked packing. They are only a few of hundred metres away and open 24 hours.

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