How to find us
Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre. See www.cwlfly.com.
National Express (Enquiries Tel: 08705 808080) coach company and various rail companies (Enquiries tel: 08457 484950) operate direct services to Cardiff Central Station from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
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 connect Cardiff with:
- Bristol (50 mins)
- Birmingham (2 hrs 10 mins)
- Southampton (2 hrs 30 mins)
- Manchester (3 hrs)
- Liverpool (3 hrs)
and with many other cities and towns.
From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station, located on the campus (Enquiries: 08457 484950). There are also bus services: the No 27 service leaves from stand D3 in front of Cardiff Central Station, and the No 53 service leaves from nearby Westgate Street (Enquiries: 0870 6082608).
Cardiff is served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of Britain.
From the south west, take the M5 and from the south of England, follow major A roads to the M4.
From Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands, travel via the M50 to the M4.
Travelling east on the M4. Leave the motorway at Junction 32, follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city.
Travelling west on the M4. Leave the motorway at Junction 29, follow the A48(M)/A48, signposted Cardiff East and South, to the A470. Follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city.
Car parking in University car parks is extremely limited and a permit is required. However, there are several short and long stay public car parks located close to the University, all of which are marked on the University and City Centre map.
There is also car parking available within the civic centre (along College Road, City Hall Road, King Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue) where a voucher system operates. Vouchers are available from local shops, the University Union Shop (map ref. 38), Bute Building Reception (map ref. 45), Park Place Fitness and Racquets Centre (map ref. 34) and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales.