Getting There

FlyCardiff is the main airport and is served by many low cost airlines with flights to most other UK airports as well as many European destinations. Bristol airport is also nearby.

There is an Airbus Xpress X91 which operates between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Airport. It costs £4.50 for an adult single ticket.


If you are catching a taxi to central Cardiff expect to pay about £25.


If you’re travelling to Wales from within the UK trains leave from London’s Paddington station almost every 30 minutes and take about two hours.

Getting Around


The UK’s train network isn’t as fast, cheap or efficient as in Europe
but it is still quicker than driving and more convenient than flying —
as long as you’re travelling between major transport hubs. See National Rail for timetable information and ticket prices.


Travelling by coach is cheaper than rail, and all companies will go to Cardiff. There are a number of bus companies including National Express and Megabus.


It’s a good idea to hire a car and drive to Cardiff and around Wales to really appreciate the green countryside and quaint rustic villages. To drive in Wales you need a current driving licence. The AA has very useful information on distances and route-planning. Bring a map!