Grab your bags, walk out of Cardiff Airport (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), and pick up your rental car. Which one you climb into depends on where you’re headed. If you’ll be spending a lot of time driving in downtown Cardiff, around 9 miles from the terminal, select something small and zippy. A compact car with good handling will be perfect for navigating those busy city streets. But with loads of things to see, like the picturesque rocky coastlines of the surrounding area, you’ll probably be clocking up a few miles. A larger vehicle, like an SUV or a full-size car, will make longer road trips a pleasure.