Cardiff is the capital city, the largest city, and the most populous county of Wales, as well as being the 10th largest city in the UK. With a population of over 340,000, the city is also famous for being the home of the National Assembly for Wales and the Millennium Stadium sports arena.
With over 18.3 million visitors a year, serviced offices in Cardiff are highly sought after, especially as the city of Cardiff has recently enjoyed publicity as a popular ‘alternative’ tourist destination, thanks to National Geographic.
Cardiff, as well as being the home of a new business district in the city centre, is also the largest media centre in the UK, outside London.
Tenants with serviced offices in Cardiff have a wide variety of different options available. Cardiff Airport is just outside the city centre, and the city has a wealth of train and bus services, ensuring that you are well connected when it comes to travelling to and from your serviced offices in Cardiff.
Airport code: CWL
Distance from central Cardiff: 10 miles (16km)
Cardiff’s main overground rail station, Cardiff Central, is one of the busiest in the region, with over 11 million people passing through it’s doors every year. It is also the largest railway station in Wales, and one of the busiest mainline stations in the UK, with seven platforms providing passengers with access to major UK cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, amongst others.
Cardiff’s second train station is Cardiff Queen Street. The station is is the second busiest in Wales and provides the hub for routes that connect the South Wales valleys and the Cardiff suburbs with the city centre.
Cardiff’s comprehensive bus network carries passengers from the city centre, to Newport, Barry, Cardiff International Airport and many other destinations. The city’s bus station, Cardiff Central Bus Station, also has National Express and Megabus national coach services, providing passengers with access to major UK cities such as Swansea, Manchester, Newcastle and London.
Tenants who have serviced offices in Cardiff will be served by the major transport hub in Wales. Cardiff is seen as the focus for many arterial road and rail routes that connect the city with the rest of Wales, and England.
Cardiff’s main motorway is the M4. Serving the city by three junctions, the M4 connects Cardiff with Swansea in the West, along with Newport and London to the East.