How To Reach Cardiff (Caerdydd)
The capital of Wales and the 11th largest city in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Bay has a lot to offer to all its visitors. From being Wales’s chief commercial centre, to the seat of Wales’ national assembly to being the base for most of its national cultural establishments and the Welsh Media, Cardiff offers a unique range of spectacular attractions, quality shopping escapades and premium entertainment opportunities with an interesting blend of architectural marvels that are evident in its historic structures and ancient past.
Cardiff is an ideal holiday destination and thriving at that, just a couple of hours from London by train. One of the fastest ways of reaching Cardiff is to fly from New Delhi to London Heathrow, which takes about 14+ hours in travel and costs roughly INR 21,000-72,500.
There are roughly seven ways to reach Cardiff, of which the best way is to fly from Delhi to Cardiff with an estimated travel time of 17 hours, at an approximate fare of INR 44,000-1,30,000. You can take a Qatar Airways/KLM for Cardiff and then on arrival at the Cardiff Airport, take a bus to Cardiff, Canal Street. Alternatively, you can fly to Bristol/Birmingham/London Heathrow or Southampton and then make the onward journey on the train to Cardiff.
If you arrive at the Bristol International Airport, a bus from its terminal leaves for Temple Meads St. every 15 minutes and on arrival at Temple Meads, you can board a train that leaves every hour for Cardiff Central. The Great Western Railway and Cross Country operate on this route. From Birmingham, a train leaves for Birmingham New Street every 10 minutes and then for Cardiff Central there’s an hourly train.
If you arrive at London Heathrow instead, then from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take a train to London Paddington and from there, a train to Cardiff Central.
The distance by road between Cardiff Airport and the City’s Centre is roughly 19km and takes about ½ hour by car. In terms of bus connectivity, the T9 service is a direct link between Cardiff airport and the city centre with the bus terminal right outside the airport. With services every ½ hour and free travel over the weekends, you can access the bus services easily.
Most buses within the city centre move around in an anti-clockwise direction, with a regular service connecting with Cardiff Bay. Being compact, the city’s major shopping areas are quite walkable, as is the gorgeous waterfront of Cardiff Bay as well. There are a number of traffic-free walkways as well that include the Taff Trail – which run 60 miles from Cardiff Bay. If you’d rather explore the city by other means, then there are other excellent transport options available like trains, buses, bicycle, car or boat rides too.