Cardiff is the closest capital city to Londonand Cardiff Airport is just a 20 minute journey, easily accessible by car or shuttle.

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 is a straightforward 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.

By Rail

Cardiff has a 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 (2hrs 40 mins on Saturdays) and leaves every 30 minutes.

Great Western Railway Conference Fares

Don’t go off the rails about the price of your rail travel. Now traveling to Cardiff for your conference is even easier with our exclusive offer from Great Western Railway. This deal offers reduced rates for delegates traveling at any time to Cardiff Central Station from all main Great Western Railway stations, as well as many connecting routes to Great Western Railway from Home Counties.

Cardiff Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre just a short walk from most hotels and conference venues.

Standard return travel between Cardiff Central and London Paddington is now available at a reduced rate on any service, including peak trains.

Route maps and fares for both standard and first class travel, as well as the full terms and conditions are available from the links below.

Enjoy an exclusive rate:

Standard Return –  from £42 per person
First Class Return – from £86 per person

How to Book

  • When you click here to Book Now, you will be taken through to the Great Western Railway site, once there, fill in the form.
  • In the ‘To’ box, please make sure Cardiff Conference is selcted as your destination which will automatically add the tickets fares for you.
  • Select your travel dates and times, number of passengers and preferred class and click Search.
  • You will then be able to see all available trains and carry on and book as normal.

More information

To find out more about the service go to Great Western Railway or contact our team on +44(0)29 2087 2092, or if you’re ready to go ahead and book click the button above.

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 link with the national motorway system to provide fast and easy access to Cardiff. For maps, please see the back of this guide. For more information and maps, go to

By Air

Cardiff Airport is located in Rhoose, 12 miles west of Cardiff City Centre and 10 miles from Junction 33 on the M4. Cardiff Airport has direct flights over 50 destinations and connecting flights to over 800 destinations worldwide. Visit for details.

Bristol International Airport is only 1 hour away with fights from 112 difference countries. Direct flights operate from across the UK and Europe and regular routes operate from North America via Dubli