Booking your train or bus ticket in advance of your journey will offer lowest prices. Currently of the four transport providers listed, Megabus offers the cheapest rate.

By Train to Cardiff Central Station: &

By Bus to Cardiff City Centre: &       

Fly Direct: Cardiff International Airport, situated in Rhoose, 12 miles (20 kms) south west of Cardiff City Centre. For further info: +44 1446 711111 or visit

There are a diverse range of providers available. However when Cardiff is hosting major sports events and concerts, hotels can fill quickly, so booking in advance is strongly recommended.  Below are some suggestions for consideration and include approximate walking distance to the tour start point, at the National Museum Cardiff.  
Clayton Hotel and Royal Hotel are near the train & bus station (20 minute walk)

Sandringham Hotel located on main street (15 minute walk)

Marriot Hotel , Park Inn & Radisson Blu Hotel are near St Davids Shopping Mall (25 minute walk)
Big Sleep (25 minute walk)
Ibis Hotel & Premier Inn (15 minute walk)

Angel Hotel  & Holiday Inn are both opposite Cardiff Castle (10 minute walk)

Riverhouse Backpackers (15 minute walk)

Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza & Parc Thistle Hotel are near the Castle & shops (5 minute walk)

Future Inns & St Davids Hotel are both located south of the city in Cardiff Bay (15 minute taxi ride)
Church Guest House, Dexby Town House  Town House, Lincoln Hotel & Number 62 are all located on Cathedral Road (15-25 minute walk)

2017 UK National Holidays  

New Year's Day - Sunday January 1 (Most tour operators & attractions will be closed)

Easter Good Friday - Easter Monday  14-17 April (the first holiday weekend of the year, advisable to book tours in advance to guarantee your slots. 

May Day  - Monday May 1

Spring Bank Holiday - Monday May 29

Late Summer Bank Holiday Monday 28 August

Christmas Day - Monday December 25 (Most tour operators & attractions will be closed)

Boxing Day - Tuesday December 26 (Most tour operators & attractions will be closed)


Other Notable Dates

St David's Day (Patron Saint of Wales) Wednesday March 1

Rugby Wales vs England kick off 4:04pm Saturday 11 February

Rugby Wales vs Ireland kick off 8:05pm Friday March 10

Mothering Sunday  March 26

British Summer Time begins Sunday March 26 Clocks go forward by1 hour 

Father's Day Sunday June 18

Longest Day Wednesday June 21

British Summer Time ends  Sunday Oct 29 Clocks go back by 1 hour

Shortest Day  Thursday Dec 21 


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