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!
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 of South Wales
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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.
Places to stay in Pontypridd
One day just isn't enough
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.
Sit back and relax
Don't want the hassle of driving? 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
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.
10 minutes away
Grab a coffee and a bite to eat in one of the many cafes or pubs around campus
20 minutes away
Head Cardiff to explore Wales’s capital city – you won’t be disappointed!
30 minutes away
Escape to the awe-inspiring spaces of Brecon Beacons National Park
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.