Getting to Cardiff Capital Region is easy. It’s easily connected by road, rail and air.  It’s only a couple of hours by motorway (M4) from London and by train it’s even quicker. It’s the same from Britain’s other major gateways with speedy road and rail links.

By air

Cardiff Airport is located 12 miles west of Cardiff City centre and 10 miles from J33 on the M4.  The Cardiff Airport bus T9 operates on a regular basis to and from the airport to the city centre.

Cardiff Airport has direct flights from over 50 destinations and also connecting flights from over 800 destinations worldwide.

Flybe routes direct into Cardiff from Belfast City, Cork, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow, Jersey, Lyon, Milan Malpensa, Munich, Nuremburg, Paris CDG, Verona and Zurich.

Vueling routes direct into Cardiff from Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Majorca

Aer Lingus routes direct into Cardiff from Dublin

KLM routes direct into Cardiff from Amsterdam Schiphol

Eastern Airways routes direct onto Cardiff from Aberdeen and Newcastle

Links Air routes direct onto Cardiff from Anglesey Ynys Môn

Bristol Airport is only 1 hour away with flights from 112 different countries. Direct flights operate from across the UK and Europe.

London Heathrow Airport is the main gateway airport to Britain and is just 2 hours away from Cardiff Capital region area along the M4 motorway.

By road

Cardiff is on the national motorway system. The M4 runs through the north of the city, making London a comfortable drive away.  From the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland it is a strighforward drive via the M6, M5 and M50/M4.  From the south and south west of England the approach is by M5 and M4.  Access from West Wales is by M4 and from north Wales by A470.

By rail

Cardiff has direct rail links to many cities in the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Torbay and Portsmouth.  The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is under two hours and leaves every 30 minutes.  Cardiff Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre just a short walk from most hotels, attractions, retail and conference venues.

By sea

For those travelling from mainland Europe there is a wide choice of entry points to the UK served by many ferry companies. Ferry ports links with the national motoroway system to provide fast and east access to Cardiff region.  For more information and maps go to

By Eurostar

On arrival at London’s St Pancras Station, it is a short transfer by London Underground or taxi to Paddington Station for onward direct links to Cardiff region.