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Cardiff Port Information

Serving the Capital of Wales and the South West region, 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.

To view a map of the port, click here

Postcode for Satnav: CF10 4LQ

East Gate port entrance located off Rover Way (follow the routing to the port entrance and avoid turning left into the South Point estate)

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. 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. The West gate entrance will not be an accessible entry point.


By Road

From the West (heading Eastbound on the M4): Leave the M4 at junction 33 and head towards Cardiff on the A4232, passing over the Cardiff Bay overpass and through the Bute town tunnels.  You will eventually reach a roundabout. Take the second exit (straight) onto the Eastern Bay link road, you will reach another roundabout, take the second (right) turning onto a small link roundabout, take the second exit (right) where signs to the 'docks' will take you to the port entrance. Enter the port via the East Gate.

From the East (heading Westbound on the M4): Leave the M4 at junction 29 to join Eastern Avenue (A48). Follow signs for Rover Way (A4232) and continue on this road ensuring to remain on the “Docks” assigned lane. Pass over three roundabouts’ until the 4th roundabout will have its first exit marked as Cardiff Docks.  Enter the port via the East Gate.

Car Parking

The Port of Cardiff in conjunction with Cruise & Maritime Voyages is pleased to offer convenient and secure parking facilities within the Port area. Car parking must be pre-booked with your tour operator or travel agent. The Car Parking permit will be included in your Final Cruise Documentation Pack, please ensure the Car Park Permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving your vehicle. Once you have parked your car your luggage will be taken by the porters directly to the ship. Parking will be allocated on-site in a secure facility adjacent to the Cruise Terminal.

 CMV act as agents only for car parking. Reservations and bookings are subject to the port’s car parking conditions.


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 East Gate entrance.


By Taxi

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 East Gate security gate. Taxis are available outside the airport for onwards travel. For flight information visit:

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