How to Find Us

On Foot

Situated in the Centre of Cardiff, the college is close to several public transport hubs, making ideal for reaching on foot. The college is just a 20 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station, 15 minutes from Cardiff Queen Street and 5 minutes from Cathays Station.

By Bike

The college is also easily accessible by bike. A cycle path along North Road runs directly past the college campus and links with the Taff Trail, Route 8 of the National Cycle Network which runs alongside the River Taff.

By Public Transport

Cardiff City centre is served by an extensive public transport network including mainline and network rail services and local and regional bus services.

Rail

The nearest local rail station is at Cathays on the Valleys Lines network, while Cardiff Central is the closest mainline station with frequent services operating between Cardiff and all major British cities. A half-hourly service connects Cardiff with London Paddington Station in less than two hours.

Approximate journey times to other cities include:

  • Bristol (50 mins)
  • Birmingham (2 hrs 10 mins)
  • Southampton (2 hrs 30 mins)
  • Manchester (3 hrs)
  • Liverpool (3 hrs)

For timetable and ticket enquiries, visit the National Rail Enquiries website or telephone +44 (0)8457 484950.

Bus

Local and regional bus services (Cardiff Bus 21, 23, 25 and 27) regularly pass the front door of the college as do a range of services on the Stagecoach and National Express network. Buses depart from the main bus terminus in front of Cardiff Central train station.

Visit the Cardiff Bus website or telephone +44 (0)870 6082608 for further details.

By Taxi

Taxis from the Cardiff Central train station will cost approximately £5 - £6.

By Car

The M4 motorway, crossing the Severn Bridge near Bristol, is the major road-link to Cardiff and South Wales. The M4 provides a direct route between Cardiff, Heathrow Airport and London, and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK.

Travelling west on the M4:

  • Leave the motorway at Junction 29, following the A48(M)/A48
  • Follow signs to the A470/City Centre
  • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is situated on the A470 on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle

Travelling east on the M4:

  • Leave the motorway at Junction 32, following the A470 towards the City Centre
  • The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is situated on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.

Car Parking

The parking spaces at the college are restricted to disabled badge-holders only. However, there are pay-and-display car parks adjacent to the college on either side (free after 6pm).

There is further parking available throughout the Civic Centre, opposite the college's main entrance on the other side of North Road, and is operated via a pay-and-display system (free after 6pm).

There are also a number of multi-storey car parks in the city centre, 5-10 minutes walk from the college.

By Air

Cardiff Airport is situated 11 miles from the city centre. There are regular scheduled flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Jersey, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan and other European destinations.

From London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, there are frequent, direct coach services to Cardiff Central Station. Visit the National Express website for details or telephone +44 (0)8705 808080.