generic-cardiffCardiff is located in the south of Wales, not far from Bristol and within easy reach of Birmingham and London. The airport is host to flights arriving from major European airports, which also have connections with world destinations. Arriving from elsewhere in the UK by train or bus is also a viable option, with frequent departures from major cities and towns.

By Car

Getting to Cardiff by car is straightforward as it is fed by the main M4 motorway from London and is only a few miles beyond the English border. The M4 has direct links with the M5, M48, M49, M50, as well as the M25 ring road in London. Directions from major centers include: take the M5 from Birmingham south to junction 15 and follow the M4 west for Cardiff. You need to follow the M5 northbound from Bristol and take the Severn Bridge on the M4 west. If you are driving from London, take the M4 westbound, whereas if you are travelling from Swansea, you take the M4 east. Driving within Cardiff is also straightforward, as there is a convenient road network.

By Rail

Cardiff train station is conveniently located in the city center and also near the main bus station. Several train companies serve Cardiff train station from destinations nationwide, including Virgin Trains, First Great Western, Wales and West and local companies. Services from London are frequent and fast and there is now a route leading to Cardiff International Airport.

By Bus

Getting to Cardiff by bus is simple and cheap, with regular National Express coaches running direct from Victoria Coach station in London. Services also come in from surrounding towns and cities in both England and Wales. These include: Bristol, Bath, Birmingham and Swindon while services also run from the main airports in England to Cardiff. The main bus station can be found on Wood Street in the city center, where tickets and timetable information are available.