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Getting around Cardiff

22nd April 2017

Cardiff is a very compact city so it doesn’t take very long to walk around it. There are many attractions, shops and restaurants, all within a few minutes of each other. But if you plan to go to the bay or the outskirts of the city, some form of transportation will be required.

Walking ?

Many people choose to walk as Cardiff city centre can be easily explored on foot. You can reach many attractions, shops, cafes or restaurant and chances are you will see lots of interesting things along the way. An added bonus is that it’s fun, healthy and free.

Walking tours:  if you are a first-time visitor to Cardiff or want to know more about the city, try the Cardiff walking tour– the best way to discover and explore the capital of Wales. 

Bus ?

Cardiff has a good bus network if you want to go a bit further or you don’t like to walk.  There is a regular service connecting the city centre with Cardiff Bay and many more destinations.  You can check out here which of the bus companies go where you need before you set off. If you’re 18 or younger you can also get reduced fares on Cardiff Bus, and you can use the IFF card so you don’t need to carry money.

Train ?

Those wishing to go out of the city can take trains from Cardiff Central or Cardiff Queen Street. There are regular trains running from Cardiff’s Queen Street station to Cardiff Bay and city stops including Cathays, Ninian Park and Llandaff North. Trains from Cardiff Central station go to the Valleys and Vale of Glamorgan, as well as high speed links to London and other major cities in the UK. 

Bike ?

Cardiff is great for cyclists. It is one of Europe’s greenest and flattest cities so cycling is a fantastic way to get around the city. You will find plenty of bike racks around the city and cycle paths like the Taff Trail which provides traffic-free routes. And if you don’t have your own bike, you can always hire it from Pedal Power.

Cardiff Cycle Tour: If you wish to explore the city by bike, we recommend Cycle Tours. Led by experienced guides, you’ll have a fantastic time using British bikes through this wonderful green city.

By Taxi  

There are many taxi ranks located around the city, including Cardiff Central Station, Wood Street, Greyfriars Road, Churchill Way, St Mary Street and Mill Lane.

If you would like to book a taxi, try Dragon Taxis (Cardiff) or Capital Cabs.

Getting to the city

For information on how to get to Cardiff from British airports, visit our recent blog post.

So if you plan to come to Cardiff, put on your favorites shoes and enjoy exploring either by foot, bike, train or bus.

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