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
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.
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.
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
Visit the Cardiff Bus
website or telephone +44 (0)870 6082608 for further details.
Taxis from the Cardiff Central train station will cost
approximately £5 - £6.
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
- 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.
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
There are also a number of multi-storey car parks in the city
centre, 5-10 minutes walk from the college.
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
From London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, there are frequent,
direct coach services to Cardiff Central Station. Visit the
website for details or telephone +44 (0)8705 808080.