Cardiff, Wales' capital is situated in South Wales and is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK or overseas. The closest capital to London, Cardiff is just two hours away by rail or road and only an hour and a half’s drive away from Heathrow.
Cardiff is accessible whether you plan to get here by car, plane, bus, ferry or train. In this section you'll find plenty of information to help you get your bearings and get around including maps, park & ride, and links to public transport.
Coaches & Group travel
There is long stay Coach Parking at Sophia Gardens car park (close to the city centre), which offers 10 coach bays and rest facilities for drivers. Prices for parking are £4.20 per hour or £15.50 per day. Post code CF11 9HW. For further information or to book (advisable for event days) call: +44(0)29 2087 3981 or email Parks@cardiff.gov.uk.
For more information including maps on coach parking and groups see our Groups website www.groupsincardiff.com
Once you have arrived in the city, the public transport services are both regular and reliable. Find out more about Cardiff's public transport, as well as how to get around under your own steam.
For downloadable maps of the city centre, Cardiff Bay, and the city-region, click here.
For up to date information on traffic hot spots and the areas affecting your journey please visit the website of Capital FM, the hit music radio station of South Wales. See travel and traffic news here.
Where is Cardiff and how to get here?