Getting to Treforest 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!

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DIRECTIONS

How to find us

Our Treforest campus is in the heart of the South Wales Valleys. It is easily reached by car and has excellent public transport links. 

UNIVERSITY ADDRESS

University of South Wales
Llantwit Rd
Pontypridd 
CF37 1DL

Tel: +443455760101
Email: [email protected]

From the M4, exit at J32 and join the A470 north towards Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd. After about 6 miles, you will see signs for the A473 (Llantrisant) and the University of South Wales. Take the first exit off the roundabout, across the bridge. Turn left, then stay left, following the signs up the hill to the University.

If you’re approaching the University south-bound from the A470, follow the A470 to Pontypridd and take the A4223 exit toward Pontypridd. 

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A470/A4058 ramp and stay in the right-hand lane taking the 3rd exit (A4058) at the next roundabout before turning left onto the Broadway/A473. Stay on the A473 following signs up to the University

The visitors car park is located opposite the main campus. If you are approaching the University from the A470 turn left at the mini roundabout at the main campus. 

The postcode is CF37 1DL.

Trains to Treforest run regularly from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations, with typical journey times of 20 minutes.

Cardiff International Airport is 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 Pontypridd

One day just isn't enough

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Why not make the most of your visit 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.

Train Discount

Sit back and relax

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Don't want the hassle of driving? Get a train discount on us.

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

The South Wales Valleys are filled with rich history and natural wonder. 

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

You may think the valleys are in the middle of nowhere, but surprisingly, you'll find everything you could ever need or want. From enjoying a bit of rugby with the locals to daydreaming in quaint coffee shops, there are plenty of things to occupy your time.

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10 minutes away

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Grab a coffee and a bite to eat in one of the many cafes or pubs around campus

20 minutes away

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Head Cardiff to explore Wales’s capital city – you won’t be disappointed!

30 minutes away

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Escape to the awe-inspiring spaces of Brecon Beacons National Park

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Get to know Ponty

Feel at home in the Valleys

From Pontypridd, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer.

From historic sites and travel hotspots in easy reach, to local bars, markets, cinemas, coffee shops, global sports, gigs and so much more, you'll never struggle to find a way to spend your time.