How to get here
We strongly recommend travelling by public transport or using the Park & Ride as parking on campus is extremely limited.
There are a number of ways you can travel to your Open Day.
Destination: Cathays train station
Visitors should change at Cardiff Central station and catch the local rail service to Cathays. Student ambassadors will be on hand at Cardiff Central during the morning to direct you to the train to the University.
The journey time from Cardiff Central to Cathays is only five minutes.
Further information on travelling by train.
Destination: Cardiff University (Park Place)
Due to the temporary closure of Cardiff Central Bus and Coach Station, we advise you to check departure and arrival points with each individual operator.
If further onward transport is needed, several local buses serve the area around the University and local trains depart frequently from Cardiff Central Train Station- as above
More information on travelling by bus.
Destination: Park & Ride East, Junction 30 of the A48(M), CF23 8HH
Buses depart every 15 minutes and the journey time to the University on Park Place is around 20 minutes. Cost is £5 for parking and bus travel.
Please note that the bus service does not begin until after 08:00.
With several thousand people arriving all at once, the roads around campus can be very busy on open days. If it's your first visit to Cardiff, driving into the city to find parking could be time consuming, stressful and expensive. To avoid the hassle and cost we recommend using the Park & Ride. However, there are a couple of car parks within walking distance of Park Place.
The Dumfries Place NCP car park is £19 for the day and near the rest of the city centre.
The North Road car park is £5.20 for the day and near Bute Park & the civic centre.
Destination: Museum Avenue, CF10
Coaches should approach the University along King Edward VII Avenue, turn into College Road and right into Museum Avenue where they can unload.
Destination: Cardiff Airport
Several inter-regional and international air services operate from Cardiff Airport which is about 12 miles from the city centre. Cardiff Airport Express Bus runs between the airport and the city centre. For further details, please visit the airport’s website.
Additional services are available from Bristol Airport.
Please note: Visitors interested in Healthcare Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry are kindly asked to make their way to the Cathays Park Campus where most open day activities are based and staff from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences will be available. Shuttle buses will be available from Horseshoe Drive at Main Building from 09:30-14:45 to take visitors to the Heath Campus for tours. Please note, if Open Day takes place on a Saturday, the School of Dentistry in the Heath Park Campus will not be open to visitors. However, representatives will be available on both campuses to answer your questions.
Our mobile app has been created to help you make the most of our Open Days.
- Getting here
- Where to eat
- Meet the students
- Accessibility advice
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There's no need to download the app from your App Store - simply click the button or scan the code with your phone to visit the app.