Travel to Cardiff

Rail
High-speed InterCity trains link most cities with Cardiff. The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is under two hours.  Trains to and from Cardiff to London are approximately every 30 minutes during the day.

The Train Line  for train timetables and tickets bookable in advance and good for lower costs (it is sometime cheaper to book single tickets rather than a return)
National Rail Enquiries
•  National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
•  National Rail Enquiries from overseas (Please note: International rates apply): +44 (0)20 7278 5240

There is a taxi rank outside Cardiff Central Station.  The fare from Cardiff Central will depend on which hotel you have booked.
The majority of hotels in the city centre are in walking distance of the station.

Coach
National Express Coaches  National Express operates services to Cardiff from cities throughout the UK, including a flightlink service from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Mega bus Megabus operates a low cost service to and from London .

Car
Cardiff is right on the national motorway system. The M4 runs through the north of the city, making London a comfortable drive away. From the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland it is a straightforward drive via the M6, M5 and M50/M4. From the South and South West of England the approach is by M5 and M4. Access from West Wales is by M4.
Form more information visit: www.transportdirect.info.  Alternatively directions and location information for all University buildings can be obtained from the Cardiff University website
www.cardiff.ac.uk/locations

Air
From/To Cardiff Airport  +44 (0) 1446 711111
Cardiff International Airport www.cwlfly.com is 11 miles from the city centre and the cost via taxi to the main University campus is approximately £28.00.  Cardiff Airport Express bus service is available connecting Cardiff Airport with Cardiff City centre.


Checker cars: official taxi operator for the airport, located outside the arrivals hall to the right as you exit the building. Taxis are available upon arrival, or can be booked in advance by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling +44 (0)1446 711747.   Checker cars are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Alternatively you can book through the airport website.
Bookable Transport
Flightlink Wales: Pre-book a shared airport shuttle or chauffeur driven executive car service prior to your arrival in Cardiff. Contact +44 (0)29 20 253555, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other airports
Bristol International Airport is only 1 hour away, with Continental Airlines flying direct from the States as well as EasyJet low-cost airline providing flights from Europe, including Germany, and within the UK.
Birmingham, Manchester and London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton) are also all easily accessible to Cardiff by high-speed InterCity train or coach.
Bristol
London Heathrow

Birmingham
Manchester
Gatwick