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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

Traveline Cymru can help you plan your travel around Wales, including local train and bus services. The websites below will also help you plan road, coach and rail travel around Wales and the UK. 

AA Route Planner

RAC Route Planner 

National Express

National Rail - London is only 2 hours from Cardiff.

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.