Getting to Cardiff Campus

Get a real flavour of what being part of the #USWFamily is all about.

At our open days, you will have the perfect opportunity to explore our campus, learn about life at USW and also explore the local area where you could be living throughout your degree with us.  We can’t wait to meet you!


How to find us

Set in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, the campus is easily reached by car and has excellent public transport links. 


University of South Wales
86-88 Adam St
CF24 2FN

Tel: +443455760101
Email: [email protected]

From junctions 29, 32 or 33 of the M4. 

There is a large car park opposite the ATRiuM building on Adam Street, alternative parking can be found at Knox Road. 

You need to turn left off Fitzalan Place to reach Knox Road car park if you are coming from the ATRiuM building. 

The postcode is CF24 2FN.  

Cardiff is served by regular National Express services from Sofia Gardens and Megabus coaches from Kingsway. 

There are also a direct services to and from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Bristol airports. 

Sofia Gardens is a 25-minute walk from the ATRiuM while Kingsway is 15-minutes away on foot.

The ATRiuM is a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station and a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street train station.

Don't miss out on an opportunity to save some money. GWR offers competitive ticket prices and with no booking fees, you can travel in confidence.

Cardiff International Airport is just 11 miles from the city centre and is serviced by regular bus and rail links. 

London’s Heathrow Airport is about two-and-a-half hour drive away and there is also an airport at Bristol.

Places To Stay In Cardiff

One day just isn't enough


Why not make the most of the vibrant capital and enjoy an overnight stay?

If you're visiting us for an open day, or simply want to explore the place you'll call home during your degree, there are plenty of places to stay to make the most of your visit.

Affordable Travel

Sit back and relax


Don't want the hassle of driving to the City Centre? Hop on to the train instead.

Take the opportunity to sit back and relax on a GWR train journey. With free WiFi and comfy seats on board, this is the perfect way to relax before a day of exploring!

South Wales offers rich experiences, and you’re never far from somewhere completely different.

Explore the Hotspots

Our Top 10

As the capital of Wales, Cardiff has a pretty tall order to fill but, thankfully, it delivers. 

To save you a frantic Google search, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do whilst you’re visiting. 

From cosy coffee shops, the bustling indoor market (where you'll get to meet the people who make the 'Diff truly unique) to the beautiful Bute Park. Croeso i Gaerdydd!

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5 minutes away

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Step outside campus to explore the city of Cardiff – you won’t be disappointed!

10 minutes away

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Visit Cardiff Bay, an area dedicated to entertainment and enjoyment – everything from food and drink to white water rafting.

40-50 minutes away

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Head north up the A470 to discover wide open spaces and the mighty Brecon Beacons National Park 


Get to know Cardiff

Discover the 'Diff

With a thriving event scene and historic landmarks there's always something to experience. 

From travel hotspots in easy reach, to rooftop cinemas, street food pop-ups, live theatre, coffee shops, global sports, music, festivals and so much more, you'll never struggle to find a way to spend your time.