Friday to Monday Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND
Thursday Cardiff University Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB
Both venues are accessible for people of limited mobility. If you need to park near the venue because of mobility issues, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.
Accommodation in Cardiff
See Accommodation for recommended hotels and other places to stay.
Getting to Cardiff
Trains to Cardiff arrive right in the city centre, at Cardiff Central railway station. Unfortunately, engineering work at the Severn Tunnel means that trains around the time of the conference will be disrupted, and some parts of affected journeys may be replaced by bus services.
Rail travel in the UK can be very expensive, especially if you don’t buy your tickets until you travel. For much cheaper fares:
- buy your tickets about twelve weeks in advance, when the cheapest Advance Single tickets are released
- note that travel at off-peak times will be cheaper
- ... and that buying two singles can sometimes be cheaper than buying a return ticket
Cardiff Central Bus Station is closed until 2017, but most if not all services will stop near the city centre, on Castle Street so you shouldn't be inconvenienced (in fact, the Castle Street stop is closer to the venue). Just be aware of where your bus will be arriving and leaving from!
National Express has some good services to Cardiff, but check for services provided by other lines.
Cardiff's pocket-sized airport has daily flights from several European cities. It's extremely convenient if you can find a flight that lands there. A bus into town (~35 minutes) from the airport is about £5; a taxi (~20 minutes) will be about £25.
Bristol Airport is a larger and served by more flights. A National Express bus will take you to the centre of Cardiff in about 1 hour 40 minutes, for about £20.
Birmingham Airport is about two hours away by train. The trip requires a change at Birmingham New Street station.
Flights from London Heathrow have reasonable connections by bus. Other London airports are further away. Avoid flying to London Stansted or Luton airports unless you have to. Getting from there to Cardiff will be an unrewarding experience.
There's limited parking in the city centre, and you'll pay for the privilege. However, if you need to use a car because of mobility issues, please contact us.