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Parking for students

Parking is not available on site or within a three mile radius at the following residences:

  • Aberconway Hall
  • Aberdare Hall
  • Colum Hall
  • Senghennydd Hall
  • Student Houses (Colum Road/Place)
  • Student Houses/Flats (Village)
  • Talybont Court
  • Talybont South

Parking is restricted at the following halls of residence to those students with an allocated parking permit (if you have not been allocated a parking permit then you will be unable to park on site, or within a three mile radius):

  • Cartwright Court
  • Gordon Hall
  • Hodge Hall
  • Roy Jenkins Hall
  • Senghennydd Court
  • Talybont Court (disabled students’ permits only)
  • Talybont Gate
  • Talybont North
  • University Hall

For security purposes, all motor vehicles parked on University owned property must display a valid parking permit. Any vehicle not displaying a parking permit will be subject to further action, possibly resulting in a fixed penalty being issued. You are advised to secure your vehicle at all times and not leave valuable items in your vehicle.

To allow for the access of emergency vehicles at any time, all vehicles must be parked in designated resident parking spaces. Please note, there is a 5mph speed restriction on all residences sites.

Alternative means of transport

Most students find it easy to get around Cardiff and the surrounding area by walking, cycling or using public transport. Cardiff has an excellent local transport network. For further information, please refer to the contacts below:


Arriva Trains Wales
0845 748 4950


Cardiff Bus
(029) 2066 6444


Dragon Taxis
(029) 2033 3333

Premier Cars
(029) 2055 5555

Capital Cabs
(029) 2077 7777

For University Hall students, there is a dedicated bus service to and from the Cathays Park Campus and Heath Park Campus. This service runs weekdays between 16 September 2015 and 10 June 2016, generally at the following times:

  • Cathays Park Campus – 8.20am until 5.30pm
  • Heath Park Campus – 8.20am until 5.30pm

Please note, this service is not available during the Christmas Recess (14 December 2015 to 1 January 2016) and the Easter Recess (21 March 2016 to 8 April 2016). The times will also vary around the exam period and during reading week.


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Residences Office
Cardiff University
PO Box 533
Southgate House
CF14 3XZ

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4849
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4661