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By train

Cardiff is easily accessible by rail from London, major UK airports and many towns and cities across the country.

The Cardiff-London InterCity rail service, from London Paddington, runs some seventeen times a day, with a journey time of less than two hours.

Frequent regional network trains, the Sprinter services, connect Cardiff with many towns and cities across the UK, including:

  • Bristol (50mins)
  • Birmingham (2hrs 30mins)
  • Southampton (2hrs 40mins)
  • Manchester (3hrs 20mins)
  • Liverpool (3hrs 45mins)

Various rail companies operate direct services to Cardiff Central Station from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Cathays/Maindy Park campuses

Cardiff Queen Street station is best placed for access to the following University buildings:

  • School of Engineering (Trevithick and Queens Buildings)
  • McKenzie House
  • Eastgate House
  • Senghennydd Court/Hall
  • Gordon Hall

Cathays station is located in the centre of the Cathays Park campus and provides easy access to all other University buildings at Cathays/Maindy Park including the Students’ Union.

Heath Park campus

The Heath Park campus is located approximately three miles from Cardiff city centre.

Heath Low Level and Heath High Level Stations are the nearest stations within (approximately) twenty minutes walk from the Heath Park campus.