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Cardiff Port Information

Serving the Capital of Wales and the surrounding Valleys, the Port of Cardiff offers bespoke facilities for visiting cruise passengers.  Situated in the Bay area of the city, the port has great links to the city centre and the M4 motorway.

Postcode for Satnav is: CF10 4LY.

There are two entrances to the port. The West Gate is located near the BBC Studios in the Bay and the East Gate is located off Rover Way. Unless otherwise advised, you may enter the port via either entrance.

Please note: The Cruise terminal is located within the secure port estate and passengers are not permitted to walk from the port entrance to the cruise terminal.


By Road

From M4 (East): Leave the M4 at junction 33 and head towards Cardiff on the A4232. You will eventually reach a roundabout. Take the second exit where signs to the 'docks' will take you to the port entrance. Enter the port via the West Gate.

From M4 (West):  Leave the M4 at junction 29 to join Eastern Avenue (A48). Follow signs for Rover Way (A4232) and continue along Rover Way until you reach the third mini roundabout. Then take the first exit marked as Cardiff Docks.  Enter the port via the East Gate.

On entry to the port: The guard at the security gate will provide you with further information. Directions to the cruise terminal will also be clearly signposted across the port estate.


Car Parking

The Port of Cardiff offers passengers secure parking facilities within the port area and just a short shuttle bus ride to the terminal. Please follow the directions as above and at the roundabout take the third exit, drive behind Tesco, follow this road for 300 meters and take the second turning on the right towards the Long Term Car Park. Car parking must be pre-booked with your tour operator or travel agent. Please ensure that the Car Park Permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving your vehicle. The Car Parking permit will be included in your Final Cruise Documentation Pack.


By Coach

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By Rail

Cardiff Central Station is Cardiff’s main railway station with direct trains towards West Wales,  London, the Midlands, and the Southern English Coast. Taxis will be situated outside the train station for onwards travel. The train station is approx. 2 miles away from the ports West Gate entrance. For all enquiries please click here or visit


By Taxi

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Enter the promo code ADDLEE10 when ordering your cab through the Addison Lee app, and enjoy £10 off your first journey.

Taxis are permitted to enter the port estate and must follow the same security procedure as cars.


By Air

Cardiff Airport is located approx. 13 miles away from the West Gate security gate. Taxis are available outside the airport for onwards travel. For flight information visit:



If you would prefer to travel at a more leisurely pace and stay overnight in the Cardiff area, there are a number of local hotels availble. For more information on hotels in Cardiff please visit or click here.


Full details are also available at the Associated British Ports Website.