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How to get here

We strongly recommend travelling by public transport or using the Park and Ride as parking on campus is extremely limited.

This information will be updated on 30 January when our Spring Open Day opens for bookings.

Destination: Cathays train station

Visitors should change at Cardiff Central station and catch the local rail service to Cathays. Trains depart from platform six. Journey time from Cardiff Central to Cathays is only five minutes.

Destination: Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND

Some bus/coach services will stop outside the Museum or the University on Park Place. If yours does not, you can get a local bus (routes 53 or 86) from the main bus station to the University which is a short walk from City Hall.

Cardiff City Hall is based in the city centre (CF10 3ND). If it's your first visit to Cardiff, driving into the city to find parking may be time consuming and expensive. To avoid the hassle and cost, we recommend using the Park and Ride.

Park and Ride

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.

For more information, please visit the Park and Ride website.

Nearest car parks


  • Greyfriars Road NCP car park
    CF10 3AE
  • Dumfries Place NCP car park
    CF10 3FN
  • North Road car park
    CF10 3DY

There are a couple of car parks within walking distance of Park Place. The Greyfriars Road NCP car park is closest to City Hall. The Dumfries Place NCP car park is near the rest of the city centre. The North Road car park is near Bute Park and the Civic Centre.

Destination: Cardiff Airport

Several inter-regional and international air services operate from Cardiff Airport which is about 12 miles from the city centre.

Visitors should take the X90 bus to Cardiff Central station or a free bus to Rhoose (Cardiff International Airport) railway station. All rail services from Rhoose go to Cardiff Central station and many also continue to Cathays station.