Maps & Directions
The Bute building is home to the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC). The Bute building is based at the University's Cathays Park campus. It is one of the Portland stone buildings, parks and tree lined avenues that form Cardiff's civic centre. The Bute building is 10 minutes walk from the city centre.
Directions by road
Cardiff is served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of Britain.
From the south west, take the M5 and from the south of England, follow major A roads to the M4.
From Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands, travel via the M50 to the M4.
Travelling east on the M4. Leave the motorway at Junction 32, follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city.
Travelling west on the M4. Leave the motorway at Junction 29, follow the A48(M)/A48, signposted Cardiff East and South, to the A470. Follow the A470, signposted City Centre, into the Cathays area of the city.
After leaving the M4 travel into the city along the A470 before turning left onto College Road opposite the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Immediately turn right onto King Edward VII Avenue. The Bute Building is on your right. The Bute Building postcode is CF10 3NB.
Car parking in University car parks is extremely limited and a permit is required. However, there are several short and long stay public car parks located close to the University, all of which are marked on the University and City Centre map.
There is also car parking available within the civic centre (along College Road, City Hall Road, King Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue) where a voucher system /pay and display operates.
The Cardiff-London InterCity service, from London Paddington, runs regularly throughout the day, with a journey time of less than two hours. Frequent regional network trains connect Cardiff with:
Bristol (50 mins)
Birmingham (2 hrs 10 mins)
Southampton (2 hrs 30 mins)
Manchester (3 hrs)
Liverpool (3 hrs)
and with many other cities and towns.
From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station, located on the campus. There is also a bus service which leaves from in front of Cardiff Central Station.
Cardiff University Website Directions from UK airports (to the Main Building)
Cardiff International Airport is 11 miles from the city centre and the cost via taxi to the main University campus is approximately £28.00. Public transport also runs from the airport into the city.