Cardiff University

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Cardiff University
(Cardiff, Wales, UK)

Cardiff University can be reached by air or land travel. Cardiff has well-built road systems and efficient air and rail communications. It has its own airport, the Cardiff International Airport, which is just 18 km / 11 miles away from the heart of the city. It is also connected to London Heathrow airport by a two hour train journey.

Travel by Air

When flying in from different points, visitors can reach Cardiff through the UK's road systems. Whether coming from the Cardiff International Airport, Heathrow, or Gatwick, they can reach the city through the A470, which leads them to the university's College Road.

From Bristol Airport, Cardiff can be reached in an hour through Downside Road, A38, A369, M5, M49, and M4. From Cardiff Airport, the university can be reached in 20 minutes through Port Road, A4226, Waycock Road, Slip Road, Castle Street, Park Place, Gorsedd Gardens Road, and Museum Avenue. From Heathrow Airport, it can be reached in approximately two and a half hours through the A4 and M4.

Visitors coming from all over Britain can reach Cardiff by going through the M4 motorway. The M5 motorway is the best way to reach M4 for those coming from the southwest. Those coming from Scotland can take the M50 to reach the M4. Visitors coming from west of the M4 can exit at Junction 29 to reach A470, while those coming from the east can exit at Junction 32 and drive all the way to A470.

When hiring vehicles, visitors should make reservations in advance because private hire vehicles cannot be hailed in streets like ordinary taxi cabs. Private hire vehicles have varying rates that are outside the jurisdiction of the Cardiff Council.

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Car Parking

Parking in Cardiff University is limited to the civic centre. Visitors are required to secure a permit from the University Union Shop, Park Place Fitness and Racquets Centre, and Bute Building Reception to be able to park in school grounds. However, the Cardiff Council has solved the problem of limited parking by building pay parking spaces at the Cardiff centre, in Havannah Street, and the Cardiff Bay area. Visitors can use these parking spaces for an hourly or daily fee.

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Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

The city Cardiff can reached by the Cardiff Bay Road Train, which has up-to hourly departures to different parts of Britain. Visitors can also ride the network trains connected to Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, and Liverpool.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

Cardiff has an extensive bus service network. Most local bus networks are operated by Cardiff Bus that shuttles regularly to and from the Central Bus Station and Central Rail Station. Bus shuttle services are also available in airports and hotels that can take visitors around Cardiff for a certain fee.

Travel by Taxis

Taxis in Cardiff are easy to come by and convenient to use for going around the city. Visitors can easily hail a taxi in the street. Taxi rates are set by the Cardiff Council for uniformity.

Cardiff University

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