When you arrive in the UK, you are likely to land at one of the airports below. This page provides useful information that will assist your journey from your arrival airport to Cardiff.

Cardiff Airport to Cardiff

Option 1
Bus #905 to Rhoose railway station (7 mins), then take the train to Cardiff Central railway station (30 mins)
Option 2
WE Bridge Academy taxi transfer (30 mins)
Option 3
Cardiff Airport Express, service T9 (40 mins)

Bristol Airport to Cardiff

Option 1
Airport Flyer to Bristol Temple Meads railway station (27 mins), then take the train to Cardiff Central railway station (49 mins)
Option 2
WE Bridge Academy taxi transfer (1 hour)
Option 3
National Express coach (1 hour 20 mins)

London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff

Option 1
Heathrow Express to London Paddington railway station (15 mins), then take the train to Cardiff Central railway station (1 hour 47 mins)
Option 2
WE Bridge Academy taxi transfer (2 hours 30 mins)
Option 3
National Express coach (3 hours 30 mins)

Gatwick Airport to Cardiff

Option 1
Take the train to Reading railway station (1 hour 15 mins), then to Cardiff Central railway station (1 hour 24 mins)
Option 2
WE Bridge Academy taxi transfer (3 hours)
Option 3
National Express coach (5 hours)

You can book a WE Bridge Academy taxi transfer here.

// Travel Tips to Save Money!

Get a season ticket:

If you travel by bus or train around Cardiff, even further afield, you will save money by purchasing a weekly or monthly ticket (also known as a ‘season ticket’). For example, if you buy a weekly/monthly train ticket, you will save 33% off the normal fare cost. If you are purchasing a rail season ticket for the first time, you will need to take a passport-sized photo to your nearest train station ticket office.

Purchase a Transport for Wales Season Ticket

Purchase a Cardiff Bus Season Ticket

The cost of travel will vary depending on your age and the area you are travelling within. Visit the above links to see the latest pricing.

Rail tickets can be purchased online, by App or from your nearest railway station. Bus tickets can be purchased online, by App or from Cardiff Central Library.

Student Railcard:

If you travel frequently around the UK at weekends by train, a Student Railcard will save you 33% each time you travel (excludes season tickets). The railcard costs £30 per year. You can pick up a form from any train station ticket office and Reception will stamp the form for you to prove you are studying at WE Bridge Academy.

Plan in advance:

If you are planning a weekend in London or a trip to see friends in Leeds, booking train tickets 8-12 weeks in advance will bring huge savings. The National Rail Cheap Fair Finder will show you the train operators offering the best fares on your journey.

// Travelling Around Cardiff

If you have chosen private-rented or student accommodation within the city itself, you should find you are within walking distance of the Academy. If you are staying in our homestay accommodation, this will be within 35 minutes of the Academy either by bus or train. We can help you find the quickest and best route to WE Bridge Academy, however, you may find the following links useful:

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// Other Useful Travel Links

Cardiff offers easy links to places of interest all over the UK, so if you feel like spending the weekend in London or taking a day trip to Bath, you may find the following websites useful:

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