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Getting Here

By Road

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.

By Rail

High speed inter-city trains provide frequent services between all major British cities. The Cardiff-London service, from London Paddington, runs at 30 minute intervals throughout the day.

Frequent services also connect Cardiff with Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, Liverpool and with many other cities and towns. 

Cardiff is also served by regular coach services from towns and cities across the UK. From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station, next to the Students' Union.

Visit the National Rail Journey Planner website for further information

By Bus

The No 27 service leaves Hayes Bridge Road every 10 minutes (to Park Place), and the No 35 service leaves St Mary Street every 20 minutes throughout the day (to Senghennydd Road).