Flights to Cardiff: Internal UK flights
Flights to Cardiff from which airports in the UK?
The booming Welsh capital can be reached by air from all corners of the UK, with the recent low-cost flights revolution having reduced the need for many lengthy journeys.
From Scotland, travellers can depart to Cardiff International from Edinburgh and Glasgow International airports, while those looking to head to Wales from the north of England can benefit from direct services out of Newcastle.
Cheap flights are also available between Newquay in the south of England and Cardiff, as are regular services between the Welsh capital and Belfast, over the Irish Sea.
The short hop to the Welsh island of Anglesey can also be made by plane from Cardiff, as can the trip to the channel island of Jersey.
Airlines flying to Cardiff from the UK
Low-cost airline Flybe offers the greatest number of domestic services from Cardiff. The carrier offers routes from the city to Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Jersey and Newcastle in addition to an international flights service to Paris.
Budget rival Bmibaby also flies to Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow International and Jersey, with this competition helping to keep airline ticket prices relatively low.
Eastern Airways and Highland Airways fly to Newcastle and Anglesey respectively, while Newquay services are operated by Isles of Scilly Cityhopper.
Where is Cardiff in the UK?
The capital of Wales, the city of Cardiff is located to the south of the country, close to the Severn and the border with England. In addition to excellent links to English cities such as Bristol and Birmingham and Welsh cities including Swansea and Newport, the valleys of the middle of the country and its stunning coastal and mountainous scenery can all be easily reached from central Cardiff.
Places of interest in and around Cardiff
Over recent years, Cardiff has been transformed from a declining former-industrial city to one of Europe's most exciting and up-and-coming capitals. Nowhere is the rejuvenation more apparent than down by the docks, where chic bars, restaurants and hotels draw growing numbers of domestic and international tourists. Also of note are the stunning Welsh National Opera House and National Assembly buildings, while the Millennium Stadium plays host to the passionately-supported national sports teams.
Out of the city, the natural majesty of Snowdonia National Park – which includes the highest peak of England and Wales – as well as the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire coastline are all easily accessible and well worth a visit.