As the capital of Wales and its administrative head, Cardiff is the most popular tourist destination of the country. Sites like Cardiff Castle and Bishop’s Palace demonstrate the city’s historical importance, and it’s renowned sports rivalry make it a popular spot for football and rugby fans in particular.
Cardiff Airport is located 16km outside of the city centre, within the town of Rhoose. It is the only international airport in Wales, and primarily serves destinations across Europe (particularly with Flybe and Thomson airlines). It is easy to get to the airport from the city thanks to shuttle buses and the airport's own railway station.
As such a major city in Great Britain, it’s very easy to get to Cardiff by train. There are direct services to Cardiff Central railway station from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, among other major cities.
National Express and Megabus provide many direct services between Cardiff Central bus station and major cities across the UK, particularly London, Swansea, Newcastle and Manchester. The ‘M4 corridor’ motorway that stretches across the width of the country goes right through Swansea, making road access quick and easy.
The Cardiff Bus Company provides an ample range of bus services throughout Cardiff and its surroundings. The city has also become a popular cycling spot, with dedicated lanes opening every year, as well as many popular cycle trails in the vicinity. There is also an ‘Aquabus’, which goes between the city centre, Cardiff bay and Penarth, as well as to Bristol and other locations further afield.