Maps and Directions
Less than two hours from London, Cardiff is Europe's newest and fastest growing capital city. Located in South Wales on the Bristol Channel, it is easily and quickly accessible from most major towns and cities. Cardiff is a stimulating, cosmopolitan and compact city of around 350,000 people. In recent years major developments have attracted a growing business community, including an increasing number of blue-chip firms and international company headquarters
Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences is located at the northern end of the University campus, within walking distance of the City Centre. The School is easily reachable by rail, road, bus or air.
Cardiff is served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For door-to-door directions from your home to the university, as well as campus maps and other directions, click here
High speed InterCity trains provide frequent services between all major British cities. The Cardiff-London InterCity service, from London Paddington, runs some seventeen times a day, with a journey time of less than two hours.
Frequent regional network trains, the Sprinter services, connect Cardiff with:
- Bristol (50mins),
- Birmingham (2hrs 30mins),
- Southampton (2hrs 40mins),
- Manchester (3hrs 20mins),
- Liverpool (3hrs 45mins), and
- with many other cities and towns.
Various rail companies (Enquiries Tel: 0345 484950) operate direct services to Cardiff Central Station from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Taxis are available outside Cardiff Central station - fares to the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Building should cost approximately £3.50.
Taxi companies include Capital Cabs Limited 029 2077 7777 and Dragon Metro 029 2046 4646
Cardiff (Wales) International Airport connects Cardiff to many European cities and has an increasing number of international flights. Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre. A taxi from the airport to the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Building on Maindy Road will cost around £15.00. National Express (Enquiries Tel: 0990 808080) and various rail companies (Enquiries Tel: 0345 484950) operate direct services to Cardiff Central Station from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.