USW Intersite Travel

Travel from Treforest and Glyntaff Campuses to Cardiff and Newport

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  • Train – Both Treforest and Glyntaff campuses are within 10 minutes walking distance of the railway station at Treforest, from which a regular service on the Valley Line network connects to Cardiff, Newport, Baglan and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.
  • Bus – The nearest bus stops to Glyntaff campus are on Cardiff Road running the 132 bus service to Cardiff and Merthyr. Buses stop on Llantwit Road immediately outside the Treforest campus running the 100 bus service to Pontypridd and Talbot Green.
  • Cycle – The National Cycle Route 8 runs directly past the Glyntaff campus and links with the Taff Trail Route 8 which connects to Cardiff Atrium and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama campuses to the south or Merthyr Tydfil College campus to the north. Lockable bike shed, locker and shower facilities are available on both campuses, ask at reception for more details. Using a combination of Route 4 and route 47 it is possible to get across to Newport via Caerphilly. See the Sustrans link for further details.

Travel from Merthyr Tydfil College, Crownford House and Old Town Hall Campuses to Treforest and Cardiff

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  • Train – The Merthyr Tydfil College and other Merthyr campuses are within 10 minutes walking distance from Merthyr railway station based in the Town Centre, from which a regular service on the Valley Line network connects to Newport, Baglan and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.
  • Cycle – The Taff Trail National Cycle Route 8 runs from Merthyr College starting just past the river footbridge which leads to the Town Centre. It connects to Cardiff Atrium, Cromwell House, Atlantic House or Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama campuses to the south or Merthyr Tydfil College campus to the north. Bike shelter, locker and shower facilities are available on the campus – ask at reception for more details. Using a combination of Route 8 , Route 4 and Route 47 it is possible to get across from Merthyr to Newport via Caerphilly. See the Sustrans link for further details.

Travel from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Campus to Cardiff, Treforest and Newport

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  • Train – The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama campus is within 10 minutes walking distance from Cathays railway station, from which regular services connect to Newport, Baglan and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.
  • Bus – The nearest bus stop is on Greyfriars Road running the 400 bus service to Church Village, from where you can transfer on the 100 bus service to Treforest and Pontypridd. Bus services (30 or X30) also run to Newport from Cardiff Bus station.
  • Cycle – The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is easily accessible by bicycle. A cycle path along North Road runs directly past the campus and links with the Taff Trail section of Route 8 and the national Cycle Network. Lockable bike shed, locker and shower facilities are available on the campus, ask at reception for more details. Using a combination of Route 8 4 route 4 and route 47 it is possible to get across to Newport via Caerphilly. See the Sustrans link for further details.

Travel from Sport Park Campus to Cardiff or Treforest

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  • Train – The Sport Park campus is within 10 minutes walking distance of the nearest railway station at Treforest Industrial Estate, from which a regular service on the Valley Line network connects to Newport, Baglan and other mainline destinations via Cardiff Central.
  • Bus – The nearest bus stop is on Main Avenue A4054 running the 400 bus service south to Cardiff or north to Church Village, from where you can transfer on the 100 bus service to Treforest and Pontypridd.
  • Cycle – The National Cycle Route 8 runs directly past the Sport Park campus and links with the Taff Trail Route 8 which connects to Cardiff Atrium or Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama campuses to the south or Merthyr Tydfil College campus to the north. Bike shelter, locker and shower facilities are available on the campus – ask at reception for more details. Using a combination of Route 8 route 4 and route 47 it is possible to get across to Newport via Caerphilly. See the Sustrans link for further details.

Newport to Cardiff

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  • Train – The main line from Swansea to London Paddington can be used to travel between Cardiff and Newport from Cardiff Central station.
  • Walk – The City Campus is approximately 10 – 15 minutes from the central train station and around 10 minutes walk from the central bus station.

Personal Journey Planning

Journey planners allow you to select the most appropriate mode for your trip, compare journey times and carbon emissions for the different modes available.

Transport Direct is a national journey planner, it compares your journey by time and carbon emissions by both car and public transport. It also includes a cycle route planner.

Frixo provides users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads.