Cardiff is one of Europe’s best connected destinations.  With excellent rail, road and air infrastructure, Cardiff connects with the rest of the UK quickly and effortlessly.

London to Cardiff in 105 minutes post electrification


Cardiff is located on the M4 motorway, providing a direct route to London and the South East. The M50 and M5 motorways provide fast links to the Midlands and the North of England.


Cardiff has excellent train connections to the rest of the UK. Cardiff Central Station has direct twice-hourly services to central London with journey times of 1hr 45 minutes post electrification in 2019. Cardiff has one of the largest urban rail networks in the UK outside London, with 89 rail stations linking the city to its Capital Region. Work is underway on the £1billion upgrade of the South Wales Metro which will allow more than half of the population of Wales to commute to the capital in less than an hour.


Cardiff Airport, just 12 miles from the city centre, has more than 50 direct flights to cities across the UK, Europe and to Doha, with more than 900 connections to destinations across the globe via Schiphol.