Cardiff Airport Parking Prices

Cardiff Airport Parking

Cheap & Secure Cardiff International Airport Parking Deals

Prices from £42.99 per week

Flying from Cardiff International Airport? Pre-book your airport parking today to SAVE on the departure day price. FHR select Cardiff International Airport car parks that are secure and within walking distance or provide short transfers, compare our parking prices below.

Cardiff Airport information

Serving predominately South Wales, but also Mid and West Wales, Cardiff Airport is in the village of Rhoose, approx. 12 miles from Cardiff city centre. The Airport extends back to the early 1940s, when land in the rural Vale of Glamorgan was requisitioned by the Air Ministry to set up a wartime satellite aerodrome and training base for Spitfire pilots, RAF Rhoose. After WW2 the airfield was abandoned.


It has been owned by the Welsh Government since 2013 and in 2016 passenger numbers stood at around 1.3 million making it the 20th busiest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers.


In mid-2015 Flybe airline opened a two aircraft base at Cardiff Airport operating a busy network of flights to 16 destinations in the UK & Europe. Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways as well as other European airlines also operate out of Cardiff.


How to Get to Cardiff Airport


The airport can be found to the West of Cardiff and 13 miles from junction 33 on the M4. Exit junction 33 on the M4 and follow the signs to Cardiff Airport along the A4232, A4050 and A4226.


If you are using a Sat Nav the postcode is CF62 3BD.


Car Parking Options at Cardiff Airport


There is a wide variety of parking options at Cardiff Airport, both on-airport and off-airport.


On-Airport Parking at Cardiff Airport

There are several on-airport parking options to choose from the Short stay surface car park to one of the Long Stay car parks. These car parks are run by Cardiff Airport


Long Stay Parking at Cardiff Airport


There are a few Long Stay options. To start we have Long Stay 1 surface car park, which is a 3-5 minute walk into the terminal. Long Stay 2 and Long Stay 3 are a little further out and you can use the free bus that runs every 10-15 minutes and will get you there in 3-5 minutes.


Short Stay Parking Cardiff Airport


The closest car park to the airport is the Surface Short Stay Car Park, no need to walk far to get to the terminal as its just two minutes to check-in. While you're away, your car stays exactly where you left it in the secured car park.


Off-Airport Parking near Cardiff Airport


Looking for a budget friendly car park, look no further than Highwayman Parking, the only independent off-airport car park at Cardiff Airport. Their friendly drivers will be happy to help you with your luggage and free airport transfers run every 15 minutes and take 5-7 minutes from the car park to the front entrance of arrivals where they drop you off. Their minibuses are also fitted with a step to enable easier access.


Highwayman are holders of an AA/Police Gold Park Mark Award for Security too, so you don’t have to worry about your car whilst you are away.


Hotels with parking at Cardiff Airport


The nearest hotel to the terminal is the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport, which is about half a mile from the airport. Breakfast is included in the rate and you get free WiFi too.



Cardiff Airport Departure Lounge


Wanting a light bite before your flight? Try Caffè Ritazza, for great coffee and freshly made food inspired by the Italian food culture or Caffi Cwtch for a warm, Welsh welcome where you can have a snack and a cuppa in a comfortable, relaxing environment, or you can grab a bite to eat on the go.


Fancy enjoying a drink and a bite to eat while watching the planes pulling up to the terminal, then take yourself into the Beer House.


Need a bit of retail therapy to pass the time, then pop into Nuance Tax and Duty Free shop, where you can make some great savings on your favourite drinks, fragrances, clothing and accessories. Some of the labels you will find there include Animal, Fat Face, Superdry and Havaianas.


Cardiff Airport Lounge

Cardiff Airports Executive Lounge offers the perfect opportunity to start your trip in relaxed surroundings, with a superb view across the Vale.


Try the range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and enjoy a light bite from the selection of local products, and catch up on the news by reading through one of the many complimentary newspapers and business magazines.


You can use the free Wi-Fi in the lounge and you will also have access to private washrooms too.

Cardiff Airport Parking Map

Click on a point below to view information on the car park and the transfer time to Cardiff airport.

Long Stay

Great price and great service from FHR. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Andrew - 31 Aug 2019 09:46

Meet and Greet

Meet and greet was very easy and efficient.Would definitely use it again
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Chris - 30 Aug 2019 12:46

Meet and Greet

Definitely book here again so much easier staff extremely helpful and polite
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Angela - 21 Aug 2019 10:01

Meet and Greet

Very easy to park and drop off car plus side of it was right outside airport . Superb thank you
5 Rating Book Again: Yes darren lewis - 12 Aug 2019 20:30

Highwayman Security Park

very efficient
5 Rating Book Again: Yes philip hall - 12 Aug 2019 11:54

Offsite Park & Ride

5 Rating Book Again: Yes Gary Eggar - 22 Jul 2019 18:35

Highwayman Security Park

Brilliant service. Such an organised company. Staff are very friendly. They were at airport when we arrived. No waiting. Will definitely use again.
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Wynne Horgan - 22 Jul 2019 11:34

Highwayman Security Park

Good service nothing to complain about
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Raymond saxon - 22 Jul 2019 11:27

Highwayman Security Park

Our experience was good arrived at the Highwayman and within 5 mins on our way to the airport .Pick up was also good as the driver was there waiting, but we did wait about 10 mins for others. All in all good .
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Davis - 18 Jul 2019 19:32

Highwayman Security Park

Although the highway man security parking was a bit out if the way. We would use them again as the booking from the beginning was not only quick but helpful at reception and was most importantly the transfer bus was waiting for us when we got back late in the night which goes a long at for us. Great service and good value.
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Ronald felloes - 16 Jul 2019 17:31

Highwayman Security Park

Arrived with email receipt but wasn't on their system. This was no problem. The lady dealing with me completed my details very quickly and I was booked in! Very pleasant people to work with. Transfers to and from airport were problem free. Very satisfied with this company.
4 Rating Book Again: Yes Brian Taylor - 13 Jul 2019 11:18

Highwayman Security Park

Top marks to all staff.
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Robert Morgan - 13 Jul 2019 10:06

Highwayman Security Park

I couldn't fault this service parked up booked in dropped off at airport coming back they were there waiting dropped of and my car was ready in car park If you arrive early there is a nice pub next door with a good menu
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Ian hague - 11 Jul 2019 10:49

Highwayman Security Park

I can't fault the service you get all so easy when like clock work
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Ian hague - 11 Jul 2019 10:39

Highwayman Security Park

BRILLIANT! I spend a lot of time flying and am always using parking companies - these guys were superb and way above the rest!
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Justine Catterall - 04 Jul 2019 10:24

Long Stay

The price of parking was very competitive. But upon arrival at Cardiff airport .the number plate recognition did not recognise my car registration and I had to take a parking ticket from the machine to gain entry to the car park When I tried to leave the car park a few days later .the same thing happened and I had to wait at the barrier and contact an attendant who then asked me my registration number .checked his pre booked list and raised the barrier so I could leave . Only a little problem and took a short while to resolve but would have been very frustrating if the car park was busy and had a queue of cars behind me .
3 Rating Book Again: Yes Steve way - 02 Jul 2019 20:29

Highwayman Security Park

Excellent service. Prompt pick ups. Will use again.
4 Rating Book Again: Yes Mark Jones - 28 Jun 2019 13:44

Highwayman Security Park

OK - but a far out - have always booked ON site previously
4 Rating Book Again: Yes Michael Thompson CT 19JYJ - 19 Jun 2019 15:06

Short Stay

Was good experience all-round
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Jim Morgan - 19 Jun 2019 10:02

Short Stay

Short stay carpark everything was excellent very smooth no problems all paperwork in case of problems was easily understood Cardiff Airport assistance scheme needs a lot of work to be able to get communications between their operators on duty for outbound and inbound travelers who have pre booked assistance
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Roy Jones - 12 Jun 2019 22:16

Long Stay

I parked in Longstay 1 at Cardiff airport, the parking was ok but the walkout ramp was a bit far. The steps near the airport were difficult to manage with heavy cases.if this could be converted into a ramp it would be a lot better. The other problem I had was with Cardiff airport itself so it wont effect you but if you could point the problem out to them then I would be very grateful. When I landed it was very dark and raining and I left me wife in the terminal building with our cases and I went to collect my car but when I went to get into the pick up zone the ticket machine was out of tickets so I pressed the assist button and a voice told me to press the other station button for a ticket, I couldn't see it because the station was badly lit and I couldn't even see the button, the man on the other end was quite unhelpful and rude, eventually I found the button but it was so badly lit it was difficult to see. it would be better if this button was illuminated
4 Rating Book Again: Yes Kenneth Jones - 09 Jun 2019 17:54

Highwayman Security Park

Could not have been more impressed with service. The guy on reception was very helpful and explained the process, the drivers were very friendly and the drop off point was just by the terminal. There was no neesnto phone in our return, the bus was there within a few minutes. Cannot fault anything, will use them in the future.
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Steve - 30 May 2019 10:37

Highwayman Security Park

Excellent service. Minibus was there waiting when we arrived back at the airport and the driver had the keys ready so we could leave for home straight away. Would definitely use again
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Martyn - 28 May 2019 11:46

Highwayman Security Park

Good service
4 Rating Book Again: Yes Mr M Spittle - 25 May 2019 17:59

Meet and Greet

Staff very friendly and professional . Easy parking instructions and car ready when you arrive back . No hassle at all . Will definitely use Meet and Greet again .
5 Rating Book Again: Yes Teresa Evans - 21 May 2019 12:30

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancelling a booking is dependent on the type of product booked and the car park type as Non-flexible bookings cannot be cancelled at any time.

Flexible bookings can be cancelled any time after the booking is made, up to 24 hours before your booking arrival date.

There is a £10 cancellation fee, with the balance refunded. unless you took out the waiver fee when booking.

You can make the cancellation yourself by going to the help page and clicking on Cancel Booking

Holders of the Park Mark® award have been risk assessed by a crime prevention officer from the local police. The Safer Parking Scheme is an initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers and is managed by the British Parking Association.

We'll send you an email confirmation following your booking. This will confirm all the details of your booking, including a booking reference, so you can check that everything is ok.

If you didn't receive a booking confirmation email from us, please check your email provider spam/junk folder.

To re-send your booking confirmation, find your booking and select the 'Re-send booking confirmation' option.

It is important to have access to your Booking Confirmation, but you don’t have to print it. You must however ensure it is fully visible on your phone or device, so you can see all the information, directions and procedures you need to follow.

Booking Confirmations are sent upon completion of your booking, so if you don’t see it in your inbox please check your Junk/Spam folder in case it is there. 

You can view or print or resend your confirmation voucher yourself by going to our help section and clicking on  View Booking or Resend Confirmation Email.

If you do not have the booking reference number, you can email us, or call us.

There is no charge to amend your car details.

You can make the change yourself by going to our help section and clicking on Amend Booking.

An invoice showing payment made will be sent to you by separate email from either Worldpay or from PayPal. 

We don't use the parking confirmation as a payment receipt, as they sometimes need to be handed over to the car park.  

You can get a VAT invoice by going to our Help page and clicking on Request VAT Invoice

Most car parks charge per day or part thereof, i.e. they count the day you enter the car park and the day you leave. That means a 7 night trip is 8 calculated as days parking and a 14 night trip will be 15 days parking.

This will depend on the car park you book, but we recommend that you arrive to drop the car off at least minutes 30 minutes prior to your earliest check-in/bag drop time. 

The 'parking from' time on your confirmation is the time slot the car park has allocated you, so it’s important to let us know if you need to change the time, if its more than 24 hours before you are due to park. If it is less than 24 hours before your meet is due, you should call the chauffeurs using the number on your confirmation voucher.

Vehicle Details We can update vehicle details at any point. There is no charge for amending vehicle details.

Dates & Times Most bookings can be changed up to 24 hours before the booked arrival date. However, if you have booked an option marked as Non-refundable or Saver then the dates and times on these options cannot be amended and the booking cannot be cancelled. We are unable to amend details with 24 hours of your booked arrival date.

To amend your booking visit the Help Section of our website by clicking here or Contact FHR and a member of our Reservations Team will be happy to assist with your enquiry.  

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund on bookings that aren’t used due to a vehicle breaking down.

It's not a problem if your flight back to Cardiff is delayed. Your car will be kept safe and you can pay for any additional parking at the car park when you return to collect your vehicle.

If you have already made a booking or require further assistance then please visit our Help Section or contact our Reservations Team