Whether you’re weighed down with luggage, trying to herd children in the right direction or are simply in a hurry, the Cardiff Official Short Stay car park is convenient and cost-effective. The closest car park to the Cardiff Airport terminal building, the Cardiff Official Short Stay car park is ideal for those taking short breaks to foreign shores. It's just a two-minute walk away from check-in too, so pre-booking a space at the Cardiff Official Short Stay car park is convenient and an easy way to start your journey with no stress.
With both long and short stays available, this car park offers great value for money. There are no height restrictions to worry about, and for disabled travellers there are Special Assistance Call points and sheltered areas. Securing your space in advance saves you money, is convenient and and allows you to get on with your holiday with no fuss.
Pay on the day
1 to 2 hours
2 to 3 hours
3 to 4 hours
4 to 5 hours
5 to 6 hours
6 to 7 hours
7 to 8 hours
8 to 24 hours
Car Park features
Car Park Award
Max Height - None
Your booking allows you to enter and exit the car park once.
Car park address
Leave the M4 at junction 33 and stay in the left on the slip road. At the Culverhouse Cross roundabout take the second exit, signposted Barry/Cardiff Airport (A4050). Continue following the signs for Barry/Cardiff Airport over five roundabouts. At the sixth roundabout, take the second exit sign posted Cardiff Airport/Llantwit Major (A4226). At the next roundabout, follow the same sign and take the second exit . At the next roundabout, take the first exit signposted Cardiff Airport. At the following roundabout, take the third exit signposted Cardiff Airport. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the airport terminal approach road. Keep in the right hand lane and bear right at the end of the road, then take the left hand lane for the entrance to the Short Stay car park.
At this car park we use number plate recognition technology. This means you must arrive in the car you registered in your booking. When you arrive at the entry barrier, our cameras read your number plate and the barrier will raise. Please do not take a ticket. If the barrier does not raise, please press the assistance button and our customer service team will help you.
Leaving the car park
At the exit barrier, cameras will read your number plate and we’ll validate your stay. Once the technology confirms your booking, the barrier will raise, this should only take a few minutes. If the barrier doesn't raise, please press the assistance button and our customer service team will help you.
If you stay past the times you specified in your booking, unfortunately you will be liable for an additional charge. The amount you’ll be charged will be based on the calculated difference tracked by our ANPR cameras and will display on the screen by the exit barrier. This additional charge can be paid by debit or credit card at the barrier and the barrier will raise once payment has been taken. If you arrive at the exit barrier and it doesn’t raise or the barrier arm is already raised, please press the assistance button to speak to the on site customer Services Team. The team will then be able to register your exit from the car park. This will prevent any additional charges being applied to your booking.