Airfare to Cardiff, Wales
As Wales’ largest city, and capital, Cardiff built its name on coal and coal production. However, the city is surprisingly green, with attractions including the Cardiff Castle and its expansive grounds, Bute Park, and the cycling path, Taff Trail.
Airfare to Cardiff will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into London, England or Bristol, England. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Thomsonfly, Excel Airways, and MyTravel fly to Cardiff. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Bmibaby has the most flights to Cardiff. However, KLM and other airlines also stop in the city.
The most expensive air tickets to Cardiff are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London, England or Bristol, England and traveling overland to Cardiff via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Cardiff, check out BootsnAll’s Cardiff Travel Guide.