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Getting around

Welcome to Wales road sign and car

In Wales, as in the rest of the UK, we drive on the left-hand side of the road. Road signs are in both English and Welsh.

Unlike some parts of the world, we have roundabouts, which can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with them – a simple rule is to remember that traffic flows in a clockwise motion and you give way to traffic approaching from your right unless you are directed to do otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights. The Highway Code sets out the rules for all road users.

We have an extensive cycle network with dedicated cycle tracks in many places.

We have good links to many of the major airports and ferry ports in the UK. It takes around 2 - 3 hours from our capital city Cardiff to get to London by rail or road.

Travel around Wales by public transport

The websites below will also help you plan road, coach and rail travel around Wales and the UK.:

Traveline Cymru can help you plan your travel around Wales, including local train and bus services. 

National Rail -  London is only 2 hours from Cardiff and National Rail provide a source of customer information for all passenger rail services on the National Rail network in England, Wales and Scotland. 

Trainline are a one-stop shop for train and coach travel. Every day they bring together routes, fares and journey times from more than 150 train and coach companies in 36 countries.

AA Route Planner 

RAC Route Planner 

National Express - is a coach operator providing services throughout the United KIngdom

The Explore Wales Pass is what it says it is – one ticket that gives you the freedom to enjoy unlimited access to all of Wales’ mainline train services and almost every bus service.