Getting there & away
All local and regional bus and coach companies use Cardiff Central bus station on Wood St, right next to Cardiff Central train station. For information on local and national bus timetables and fares, contact Traveline (0870 608 2 608; www.traveline-cymru.org.uk).
The main intercity bus operators out of Cardiff are:
Direct bus services from Cardiff (showing approximate one-way fares) are shown in the table below. The Beacons Bus connects Cardiff with various destinations in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The fastest access to Cardiff city centre from the M4 is via the A48 (Eastern Ave) from junction 29 or 30 or, from Swansea, the A470 (Northern Ave) from junction 32. The A4232 (Grangetown and Butetown Link) from junction 33 provides direct access to Cardiff Bay.
Try to avoid arriving in Cardiff, or even driving along the M4 nearby, during rush hours (7.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday).
Cardiff airport (01446-711111; www.cwlfly.com) is 12 miles southwest of the centre, near the suburb of Barry. On most days there are direct flights to Cardiff from destinations around the UK and continental Europe.