Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre. Coach and rail companies operate direct services to Cardiff Central Station from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
InterCity trains provide frequent services between all major British cities. The Cardiff-London service, from London Paddington, runs some seventeen times a day, with a journey time of two hours. Frequent regional network trains connect Cardiff with:
- Bristol (50mins)
- Birmingham (2hrs 30mins)
- Manchester (3hrs 20mins)
- Liverpool (3hrs 45mins)
and with many other cities and towns.
Cardiff is served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of Britain. From the south west, take the M5. From Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands, travel via the M50 to the M4.
Travelling east on the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 32, follow the A470, signposted City Centre. After approx 3 miles you will drive over a fly-over. Carry straight on, staying in the left hand lane. After a further 1 1/2 miles you will pass a new housing development on your left; at the traffic lights here, carry straight on (round the bend). At the next traffic lights turn left. Take the first right into King Edward VII - the Temple of Peace is the second building on the right.
Travelling west on the M4, leave the motorway at Junction 29, follow the A48(M)/A48, signposted Cardiff East and South, to the A470. Follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city.
Car parking in the centre of Cardiff is pay and display and the spaces are extremely limited so please allow extra time to find a space.