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 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.
- Dragon Taxis - 029 2033 3333
- Capital Cabs - 029 2077 7777
- Premier Cars - 029 2055 5555
- Cardiff Cabs - 029 2090 9090
- Delta Taxis - 029 2020 2020
By Bike - The College is also 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 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
Travelling west on the M4:
Leave the motorway at Junction 29a, Cardiff South, 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.
Should you wish to check ahead for any traffic or road
information that might affect your journey into Cardiff city
centre, please click
Car Parking - 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).
Castle Mews Car Park Charges:
- Up to 2hrs - £3
- Up to 3hrs - £3.50
- Up to 4hrs - £4
- Up to 5hrs - £4.50
- Up to 6hrs - £6
- Over 6 hrs - £8
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
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
website for details or telephone +44 (0)8705 808080.