Travelling to Campus

Students travelling to the University should be aware that CAR PARKING IS VERY LIMITED on all campuses, particularly at the beginning of the autumn term.

Please consider alternatives to driving where possible – use public transport or find/advertise car shares via MarketPlace on UniLife.

Visit our Parking webpage for information about car parking and our Location page for
directions to our campuses.

Train Travel

All USW campuses are within walking distance of a train station.

Cardiff Campus
Queen Street station (5 minute walk)
Cardiff Central station (15 minute walk)

Newport Campus
Newport station (10 minute walk)

Glyntaff Campus
Treforest station (10 minute walk)

Treforest Campus
Treforest station (5 minute walk)

For more information about train times and tickets:
National Rail
Transport for Wales
Railcards and Discounts

Bus Travel

For details of bus routes and timetables:

The local bus operators are:

Newport bus SmartCard covers the normal Newport bus service routes and additional services in Cardiff, Cwmbran, Chepstow, Abertillery and Monmouth.

Students can receive discounts on UK-wide travel with Megabus and National Express via UNiDAYS. Travel discounts are also available from the NUS.

A free shuttle bus service is provided between the Treforest and Glyntaff campuses and the Treforest and Tyn-y-Wern campuses.


You can cycle to all USW campuses on the sustrans National Cycle Network and each campus provides secure bike storage, lockers and showers. Students are encouraged to register bikes with the University’s Bicycle Registration Scheme

International Students

Travel information for overseas students is available on the University’s International pages.