How to find us

The Welsh School of Architecture is committed to supporting sustainable travel for staff, students and visitors. The School is located in the heart of the City Centre and accessible by foot, bike, bus, train and coach. However, if travelling by car or air is more suitable, the School is well connected.

Welsh School of Architecture, Bute Building, Cardiff

On foot and by bike

The School can be easily accessed by those travelling on foot and by bike, with attractive paths along the River Taff and Bute Park bringing you into the heart of the City. The School has bike parking at Bute Building, monitored by CCTV. The Security Centre at 70 Park Place sell subsidised bike locks (Master Lock D Lock) for £19 (retail at £34). For more information on walking and cycling routes around Cardiff visit:

  • Google Maps offers directions suitable for both walking and cycling, taking into consideration footpaths and the National Cycle Network.
  • Sustrans, a dedicated cycling charity, with an interactive map detailing National Cycle Networks across the UK.

By bus

Cardiff is well served by two bus companies who have stops within walking distance of the School, Cardiff Bus and Nat Group. Both bus companies offer extensive services across Cardiff and Nat Group provides services across south-Wales into mid-Wales.

By train

Cardiff Central Train Station is located within walking distance, approximately 20 minutes, from the School, linking Cardiff with all major UK cities as well as connecting towns and other areas. Cardiff to London service runs on average 17 times per day allowing for an excellent transport service.

There are also four branch line stations in the City that offer good access to Cardiff University campuses; Cardiff Queen Street, Cathays, Heath Low Level and Heath High Level. The closest to the School is Cathays Station, approximately 5 minutes’ walk.

For information on train times, visit National Rail.

By coach

Coach transportation is a very popular means of traveling to Cardiff from various destinations, services operate numerous times each day from many airports and other destinations. Cardiff is well served by: National Express, Mega Bus and Stagecoach.

By car

The School is in the centre of Cardiff, which is well served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of Britain.

Car share schemes are becoming increasingly popular and well supported, there are number of national schemes that connect people wanting to car share; Go Carshare and Liftshare. You do not need a car to take part. Those in the car can decide to either share the driving, or make a contribution toward the petrol. As no profit is being made, there is no impact on motor insurance.

If you are a Cardiff University member of staff or student, you can take advantage of the universities corporate membership to Liftshare to find people in the University that share your journey.

There is limited car parking in the City Centre, however Cardiff is well provided for in terms of park and ride services. There are three locations to park your vehicle and hop on a bus to take you into the city centre. This is a cheaper alternative to city centre parking and takes away the stress of looking for a parking space.

By air

The School is accessible from all major airports within the UK with Cardiff International Airport being only 11 miles from the city centre. More information on Cardiff International airport and directions.

Both Cardiff Internal Airport and Bristol Airport (47 miles away) are served by Shuttle Bus Services; Traws Cymru, Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

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Contact us

Welsh School of Architecture,
Cardiff University,
Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NB