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Open days & visits

How to get here

We strongly recommend travelling by public transport or using the Park & Ride as parking on campus is extremely limited.

By train

Destination: Cathays train station

Visitors should change at Cardiff Central station and catch the local rail service to Cathays. Student ambassadors will be on-hand at Cardiff Central to direct you to the train to the University. Journey time from Cardiff Central to Cathays is only 5 minutes.

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Park & Ride

Destination: Park & Ride East, Junction 30 of the A48(M), CF23 8HH

Buses depart every 15 minutes and the journey time to the University on Park Place is around 20 minutes. Cost is £5 for parking and bus travel or £2 before 8:30 am.

Visit Park & Ride East website

Destination: Park & Ride West, Cardiff City Stadium, CF11 8EG

Please note that the bus service does not begin until 9.45 a.m.

Visit Park & Ride West website

By car

Destination: Dumfries Place NCP car park, CF10 3FN or North Road car park, CF10 3DY

With several thousand people arriving all at once, the roads around campus can be very busy on open days. If it's your first visit to Cardiff, driving into the city to find parking could be time consuming, stressful and expensive. To avoid the hassle and cost we recommend using the Park & Ride.

There are a couple of car parks within walking distance of Park Place. The Dumfries Place NCP car park is £19 for the day and near the rest of the city centre. The North Road car park is £8.20 for the day and near Bute Park & the civic centre.

Coach parties

Destination: Museum Avenue, CF10

Coaches should approach the University along King Edward VII Avenue, turn into College Road and right into Museum Avenue where they can unload.

By air

Destination: Cardiff Airport

Several inter-regional and international air services operate from Cardiff Airport which is about 12 miles from the city centre. Cardiff Airport Express Bus runs between the airport and the city centre. For further details, please visit the airport’s website.

By bus

Destination: Cardiff University (Park Place) via Cardiff Central bus station if necessary

Some bus/coach services will stop outside the University on Park Place. If yours does not, you can get a local bus from the main bus station to the University. Please contact Traveline Cymru for specific details.

Please note: Visitors interested in Healthcare Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry are kindly asked to make their way to the Cathays Park Campus where most open day activities are based and staff from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare sciences will be available. Shuttle buses will be available from Horseshoe Drive at Main Building from 09:00 – 14:45 to take visitors to the Heath Campus for tours.


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