Cardiff Airport – South Wales

Cardiff Airport in South Wales is the gateway to Wales, handling over a million passengers a year with over 50 direct routes and more than 900 connecting destinations worldwide through hubs including Amsterdam Schiphol, Dublin and Barcelona.
Cardiff Airport’s runway is 2,392m long and 46m wide and, on average, up to 25 aircraft can take off and land every hour. Take off and landing over either the sea or agricultural land ensures that the Airport has a low noise impact on the neighbouring community. The Airport is situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, just 13 miles from junction 33 of the M4 and around 30 minutes from Cardiff city centre. The Airport Express bus service operates between the Airport and the city centre every twenty minutes, and taxi services and car hire are also available from outside the main terminal building. In March 2013, Cardiff Airport was bought by the Welsh Government. Since then the Airport has undergone a number of changes and improvements to improve and enhance the customer journey. Cardiff Airport also has a well-established cargo unit providing professional expertise and a wealth of knowledge within the Cargo forwarding industry. Modern technological logistical solutions including computerised links with both The Border Agency and international airlines allows for rapid transportation of goods worldwide, please visit our web site for further information. The Airport forms part of the Welsh Government’s St Athan – Cardiff Airport Enterprise Zone and is a key contributor to the local economy. For more information on the Enterprise Zone please visit the Business Wales website.

Global Trek Aviation, where safety, professionalism and elite customer service are the founding principles of the organisation. Global Trek Aviation is a full service FBO (Fixed Based Operator) providing world class aircraft handling with professional, dedicated and highly experienced teams.

Operating from our brand new purpose built Executive FBO Facility at Belfast International Airport (EGAA/BFS) and Cardiff International Airport (EGFF/CWL), we are the first choice for all VIP Corporate Jets, delivery flights, air ambulance, Tech stops and military support. Global Trek Aviation adopts the philosophy, that, the only way to guarantee high end service levels, is to be self-sufficient, therefore all Aircraft ground handling/servicing and Aircraft refuelling is performed in-house. This ensures a very cost-effective delivery of service, at a time and manner to suit the customer, as the core priority. Global Trek Aviation will look forward to welcoming you and supporting your flight operational requirements at both Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland (EGAA) and Cardiff International Airport, Wales (EGFF). Our professionalism, passion, expertise and experience is evident when it comes to supporting your needs. All Line Service personnel are NATA Safety 1st trained and certified in addition to having completed comprehensive company training on all areas of the operation to ensure safety and customer service is our number one priority.

DragonFly Executive Air Charter provides a highly efficient service to passengers and travellers. DragonFly has grown to operate 3 Beech King Air Turboprop aircraft which can fly passengers comfortably and quickly direct to hundreds of airports and airfields within the UK and Europe.

The aircraft are primarily based at Cardiff but can be positioned to whichever departure airport is the closest or most convenient to the client, charges are based on actual flight time and not aircraft ground time. The company provides a highly efficient service to travellers who wish to avoid the tedium of travel on Britain’s congested roads and inefficient railways. DragonFly Executive Air Charter has grown to operate 4 Beech King Air Turboprop aircraft and a Nextant400XTi Jet which can fly passengers comfortably and quickly direct to hundreds of airports and airfields within the UK and Europe.

The Heart of Wales Line is a spectacular rural railway between Swansea and Shrewsbury. The seven days/week train service is operated by Transport for Wales. Much loved by day trippers and walkers, the line also provides a vital transport link for lively rural communities and towns across Mid Wales and the Borders.
The Line links to major and urban routes across the UK Network via Crewe, Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Llanelli, Swansea and Cardiff. The railway crosses two impressive viaducts at Knucklas and at Cynghordy and goes through six tunnels, including one on the magnificent run up to Sugar Loaf. Over 30 stations are served by the line, some of which are request stops. Trains along the railway Line call at all stations linked to the fantastic new long distance walking trail. If you love walking, why not hop on a train and walk from one station to the next along the Heart of Wales Line Trail? The Heart of Wales line runs through dramatic scenery of mountains, forests, wild rivers, green meadows and pretty towns and villages across Shropshire, Powys, Carmarthenshire and the City and County of Swansea. There is a limited but regular train service along the line operated by Transport for Wales.

First Cymru Buses have over 200 bus services around the roads of South & West Wales. You can hop on board and take a look around parts of this beautiful country. South Wales has it all, from bustling towns and cities to beautiful coastlines and our buses will get you there with easy local travel. There are plenty of ideas for great days out throughout the year included on our web pages so travel around Wales with First Cymru Buses.

South Wales Transport commenced operating on 2 May 1914 in Swansea. It operated bus services that connected with the Swansea Improvements and Tramway Company. It was owned by British Electric Traction. In 1937, buses replaced the trams. In 1958, South Wales Transport bought the Swansea and Mumbles Railway which was an electric tram service between Swansea and Mumbles which closed in 1960. On 1 January 1969, it became part of the National Bus Company. In May 1987, during the privatisation of the National Bus Company, South Wales Transport was sold to a management buyout. In February 1990, along with Brewers Motor Services and United Welsh Coaches, South Wales Transport was sold to Badgerline. All initially retained their trading names but following Badgerline merging with GRT Group in April 1995 to form FirstBus, all Welsh operations were rebranded as First Cymru Buses. Nowadays the company operates around 200 bus services in the South Wales area, in and between Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Tenby, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Swansea, Pontardawe, Neath, Port Talbot, Maesteg, Bridgend and Cardiff. First Cymru Buses operates a bus rapid transit route in Swansea, branded Swansea Metro and a frequent X10 service from Swansea to Cardiff.


Transport for Wales have big plans to improve rail travel across Wales over the next 5 years and beyond. Over the next 15 years we will transform the network across Wales and the Borders, with new services and rolling stock, innovative solutions, and a massive programme of station investment. Arriva Trains Wales were the previous operator of the Wales and Borders network. Arriva Trains Wales services transferred to Transport for Wales Rail Services on 14th October 2018.

Transport for Wales was set-up to ‘Keep Wales Moving’ by delivering expert advice, customer-focused services and targeted investment in modern transport infrastructure. We will deliver a transport network that the whole of Wales will be proud of. This will be a journey of transformation – for people, for places, for Wales. TFW is blessed to serve many fantastic locations across Wales and the Borders, with our network linking beautiful countryside and award-winning beaches to the major cities of Cardiff, Swansea, Birmingham and Manchester. TFW are investing £1.8bn to revitalise rail travel in Wales and the borders investing £194m to modernise all 247 stations. So, you’ll have more ticket machines, parking spaces, WiFi at all stations and better shelters as well as more choice when you need to grab a coffee or snack on-the-go. Over the next 15 years TFW will transform the network across Wales and the Borders, with new services and rolling stock, innovative solutions, and a massive programme of station investment. We know that change means you’ll have plenty of questions to ask, and you can find out more by clicking on the web site link below.

Traveline Cymru is a public transport information service funded by the Welsh Government. Traveline Cymru work in partnership with operators and local authorities to provide public transport information across the UK for bus, coach and train, as well as walking and cycling routes.

Traveline Cymru offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for travel in Wales information, where you can find all the journey information you’ll need in one place, in a few simple steps. You can call our bi-lingual Contact Centre on 0800 464 0000 with any travel or journey planning queries you may have. Our Contact Centre agents, based in Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales, are available between 7am – 8pm daily, throughout the year. We provide limited service on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Our journey planner is here to help you find the best public transport routes for your journey. Once you’ve made your search, you will see all the available route options along with all the information you’ll need to make that journey displayed clearly on one page. If you sign up to us with an account, you will be able to save your favourite journeys, timetables or bus stops, making the information you regularly use easily accessible. You can also tailor the disruptions to only show your favourite services, making your experience with us personalised to suit you. We offer a free bi-lingual mobile app, which will allow you to plan your journey, as well as find timetables and bus stops on the go. The app is currently available on iPhone and Android devices. We also offer a text message service, which will send information on your next bus times directly to your mobile phone.