Short Stay Parking

Due to airport improvement works, customers can not currently pre-book parking in the Short Stay car park.

Customers can pre-book short term parking in both Long Stay 1 & 2 which are both a short walk from the terminal building. There are a number of parking spaces offered in the Short Stay car park without pre-booking, subject to availability.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Short stay car park

Cardiff Airport Short Stay car park is the most convenient place to park your car if you're taking a short trip or are just visiting the Airport. Our Short Stay car park is located directly opposite the main terminal building, just a short walk from the check-in hall. Have one less thing to worry about at the airport by pre-booking your short stay car parking space with us.


Features and benefits:
  • Safe and secure, CCTV in operation
  • Open 24/7
  • No maximum height restrictions
  • Automatic number plate recognition technology
  • Conveniently located near the main terminal building
  • Short and long stay parking options available
  • Dedicated assistance for passengers with reduced mobility, including: a Special Assistance Call Point (linked to the service desk on the ground floor of the terminal) and a sheltered area where customers can wait to be met by Special Assistance operatives. 

The following gate prices apply:

0 - 10 mins  £1.00
10 - 20 mins   £2.00
20 - 60 mins  £3.00
Up to 2 hours  £6.00
Up to 3 hours  £9.00
Up to 4 hours  £12.00
Up to 5 hours  £15.00
Up to 6 hours  £18.00
Up to 7 hours  £21.00
Up to 8 hours  £24.00
Up to 24 hours  £27.00
Up to 48 hours  £50.00
Up to 3 days  £75.00
All subsequent days tariff = £25.00 per day 

Payment methods

There are many different ways to pay for you parking:

1: take ticket on entry and pay at the payment machines either in the arrivals hall or in the car parks on exit

2: take ticket on entry and pay at the Car Parking Desk in arrivals hall on exit

3: take ticket on entry and pay at the barrier on exiting car park with credit or debit card

4: insert credit / debit card on entry into car park. This will act as your ticket. On exiting car park, insert same card which will then be debited for the charge

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