Travelling to Cardiff
Cardiff, Europe’s youngest capital, is situated in South Wales and is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK. Just two hours away from the centre of London by rail or road and two and a half hours’ drive away from Heathrow, Cardiff is accessible whether you plan to get here by car, plane or train.
Arriving by car:
Cardiff is right on the national motorway system, with the M4 running 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. If you enter Wales via the M4 Second Severn Crossing or the M48 Severn Bridge you will need to pay a toll. The Severn Crossing toll for cars entering Wales is £6 (please note that it is not possible to pay by card).
Arriving by air:
Cardiff is served by its own international airport with regular direct flights from the UK, located 12 miles west of Cardiff city centre, and just 10 miles from Junction 33.
Arriving by rail:
High-speed InterCity trains link most cities around the country with Cardiff. The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is just over two hours and trains depart every 30 minutes during the day. You will arrive at Cardiff's Central Train Station, Wales' busiest train station. The Grade II listed building is in the centre of Cardiff and is minutes away from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff's major shopping areas and hotels.