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Getting to Cardiff

24th January 2017

Cardiff is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK or overseas. Whether you use private or public transport, there are a number of ways to choose from. Read our post on how to get to Cardiff by air, road and rail.


Cardiff International Airport connects Cardiff to many European cities and has an increasing number of international flights. It’s approximately 15 km south west of Cardiff city center and is easily accessible both by car and public transport. With drop off bays, short stay and long stay car parking facilities, you won’t have to worry about leaving your car at Cardiff Airport.

You can also arrive or depart from the airport by bus or train* with serval daily services in operation. To view the T9 timetable please visit the Traws Cymru website. 

Additionally, there are a number of car hire companies located within the airport offering competitive rates and 7 days a week coverage.

*Rhoose Cardiff Airport train station isn’t actually at the airport. You need to take the shuttle bus to the station. The journey into Rhoose takes ten minutes and it costs £1 to use the shuttle to the train station. Express trains from Rhoose take about 33 minutes to reach Cardiff, while local services take just over an hour.

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Cardiff is accessible via the M4 from almost every location in the UK. Travelling by car gives you maximum flexibility and it is a convenient option thanks to the excellent roads.



Cardiff has direct rail links to many cities in the UK including:

  • Bristol (50 min)
  • London (2h10 min)
  • Birmingham (2h 30min)
  • Manchester (3h 20 mins)
  • Liverpool (3h 45min)

To search train timetables and buy tickets, visit National Rail Enquiries. Visitors taking the train from Europe, check the Eurostar website. 


By bus

There are a number of buses and coaches proving services around the city as well as to and from Cardiff.

Cardiff Bus provides bus services within the city, its suburbs and to various destinations outside of the city. Check Cardiff Bus webiste for network maps and timetable.

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The National Express and the MegaBus are great options for those who travel to and from other major town and cities in the UK. Visit their webiste to check timetables, routes and to buy ticktes.


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