Getting around

It’s easy to get around with a range of options available to you, and little need for a car.

Finding your way around

  • take a look at our interactive university map to help you with locating buildings
  • download our handy map to locate Student support and facilities, Libraries and study areas and IT support and services and transport options across our Heath Park and Cathays Park campuses (available to download soon)
  • use the Student App - coming soon - watch this space!
  • to plan your journeys to and around the University, visit My Uni Journey
  • to plan journeys outside of the University, visit Traveline Cymru.

Register for free cycle hire

Take advantage of free nextbike annual memberships, with 30 minutes free per trip.

Hire stations and bicycles are in close proximity to many University buildings across both our campuses giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy cycling in Cardiff and commute for free.

For free membership you need to:

  • use your Cardiff University '@cardiff.ac.uk' email address
  • select Cardiff University from the partner drop down
  • do not select anything when prompted to choose a subscription.

You need to register a payment card to gain nextbike membership. £1 will be charged upon registration but this will be credited to your nextbike account.

Register online or call the nextbike hotline on 020 8166 9851.

Public transport

Bus and train services are provided within the city centre, its suburbs and to various destinations outside of the city.

Travelling by bus

Our campuses are well served by local and national bus/coach service providers.

Local routes National travel Airport shuttle
Cardiff BusNational ExpressTraws Cymru
NATMegabusCardiff Airport
Newport Bus (X30 via Heath Park)  Bristol Airport
Stagecoach  

Travelling by train

Cardiff Central is a hub for the train network in Cardiff, linking the city with the rest of South and West Wales, and other major British cities.

Campus access Closest station Walking time
School of Engineering (Trevithick and Queens Buildings), McKenzie House, Eastgate House, Senghennydd Court, Senghennydd Hall, Gordon Hall. Cardiff Queen Street Approximately 10 minutes
University buildings at Cathays Park (excluding those close to Cardiff Queen Street station). Cathays Approximately 15-20 minutes
University buildings at Heath Park. Heath Low Level and Heath High Level Approximately 20 minutes

You can combine your train journey with free use of nextbike.

Nextbike hire stations are conveniently located at / close to these rail stations and around many University buildings.