|Cardiff - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Cardiff
The city is connected well by various mode of transportation
like bus service, train and metro services.
The city is well served by its own international airport with regular
direct flights from European destinations. Those who prefer to travel
via London Heathrow Airport are able to continue their journey to
Cardiff by high-speed intercity train or coach.
There are many worldwide connections to Cardiff using transfer airports
such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester.
The airport is 19km outside Cardiff city centre. Taxis or a railair
coach service which runs approximately hourly between 07.00 and
19.00, take visitors to Cardiff City Centre.
Being located right on the national motorway system, it is well
connected by The M4 that runs through the north of the city, making
London a comfortable drive away. From the Midlands, the North of
England and Scotland it is a straightforward drive via the M6, M5
and M50/M4. From the South and South West of England, the approach
is by M5 and M4. Access from West Wales is by M4.
National Express provides a nationwide network of express bus services
linking major cities and towns in Wales. Many services have been
upgraded to Rapide specification, with on-board washrooms and light
refreshments available. They operate daily express services linking
Wales with the main UK airports and around 1,300 destinations around
England, Wales and Scotland.
Tel National Express: (+44) 0900 80 80 80.
High-speed InterCity trains link most cities with Cardiff.
The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is under two
hours. Regional railways operate modern air-conditioned trains direct
to Cardiff from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bristol,
Southampton, Exeter, Torbay and Portsmouth.
For detailed information, visitors should contact:
National Rail Enquiries service
(+44) 08457 48 49 50