Travelling by Car
Cardiff is very accessible from both ends of the M4 as it runs through the north of the City.
There are several junctions where you can exit to get to the city but J32 is the most direct route into the centre itself. Access from The Valleys is best via the A470 and the M4 for travellers from West Wales.
If you are travelling from the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland then the best route is via the M6, M5 and M50/M4.
To visit Cardiff from the South and South West of England the route is by the M5 and M4. From London and Heathrow airport, it is an easy drive along the M4.
If you are entering Wales via the M4 Second Severn Crossing or the M48 Severn Bridge you will need to pay a toll. You can pay by cash or card and details on current toll pricing can be found here. However, these tolls are due to be scrapped on December 17 2018.
Parking in Cardiff
Cardiff has numerous pay and display and NCP car parks located throughout the City.
As you enter the City Centre there are electronic boards displaying up-to-date information on car park capacities and availability.
Cardiff also operates several Park & Rides across the city and details about these can be found here
Travelling by Train
If you are travelling to Cardiff via train then you want to arrive at the main train station, Cardiff Central Station.
Trains to this station can be caught from across the UK; London Paddington has a train departing to Cardiff every 30 mins. The station is located right at the heart of the city and is a 5 minute walk from the Christmas Market. Please see the map for a walking route from the station to the Christmas Market.
Travelling by Bus
Information on travelling to the Christmas Market by bus will be available on the Cardiff Bus website at www.cardiffbus.com where you can also download their free app to get real time information for your bus route and much more.
If you are travelling via coach (National Express, Greyhound) then due to the closure for redevelopment of Cardiff Central Bus Station all coach departures and arrivals in Cardiff are made from/to Sophia Gardens (CF11 9HW). It is then only a 15 minute walk in order to reach the start of the Cardiff Christmas Market in St John Street.
Travelling by Water
For a more interesting journey into the City Centre why not use a water taxi.
If parking is a problem in the City Centre why not park in Cardiff Bay and journey to the City Centre by water, alighting at the Cardiff Castle stop, only a ten minute walk to the Christmas Market. A good way to make it an interesting day out for all the family. Please visit www.cardiffboat.com for details of their timetable.
Coach parties planning a visit to the 2018 Cardiff Christmas Market can find parking information here. The closest drop off point to the Christmas Market is outside Cardiff Castle.
If any coach companies are planning a visit to the Cardiff Christmas Market and would like a supply of our leaflets to hand out to their customers, prior to travelling to Cardiff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details so that they can be sent out to you.