Getting Around

Let us be clear on this: transport isn’t Cardiff’s strong point. The ‘overground’, as the local bus company bombastically baptised its network, is expensive, not very efficient and not very reliable. Two lessons should therefore be drawn:

1. Decide carefully where you are going to live, and preferably choose somewhere within easy walking distance from University.

2. As soon as you arrive, go to Cardiff Bus Company information desk by the Central Station and ask for a monthly pass at £45. In order to get this pass, you need to set up a direct-debit from your bank account and you need to be using the bus for at least six months. Otherwise, if you’re only staying for one semester, your monthly pass will cost you £54.

As for taxis, they are numerous and affordable.