Travelling to Campus and Parking


As we approach the start of a new academic year, here’s a reminder of the options for travelling to campus and arrangements for parking.

It’s important to plan how you’ll get to university for the first time and how you’ll commute once you’re studying here. All of our campuses are well served by public transport and within walking distance from a transport hub.


Parking is very limited on all campuses, particularly at the beginning of the autumn term. Consider alternatives to driving where possible or find car shares via the UniLife MarketPlace.

Treforest & Glyntaff

Student parking is available at Treforest and both upper and lower Glyntaff. An automatic number plate recognition system is used so you don’t need to take a ticket to enter or exit the car parks. 

Daily users of the student and visitor car parks pay £1 for up to 5 hours or £2 for 5+ hours. Pay using the Glide App or the ticket machine. Alternatively, a parking permit can be purchased from the online store.

Cardiff & Newport

Off-campus parking is available at Cardiff and Newport.

USW Sport Park

There are a limited number of car parking spaces available at the USW Sport Park. The cost of parking is £1 for up to 5 hours or £2 for 5+ hours, with the first 30 minutes free of charge for dropping off or collecting.

Parking at USW Sport Park is ticketless. Payments can be made via the Glide app or at the pay station outside the main reception.

Students with Disabilities

Parking is available for students with disabilities at all campuses.

For more information on student parking, visit: Car Parking | University of South Wales

Train travel

The nearest train stations for each campus are:

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

Newport Campus: Newport Station (10 minute walk)

Glyntaff Campus: Treforest Station(10 minute walk)

Sport Park: Treforest Estate Station (10 minute walk)

Treforest Campus: Treforest Station (5 minute walk) 

For more information about train times and tickets, visit: 

National Rail

Transport for Wales

Railcards and Discounts

Bus Travel

A free, fully-accessible shuttle bus service is provided between the Treforest and Glyntaff campuses and the Treforest and Sport Park campuses. The pick-up and drop off points for this service are at the bus stop adjacent to the student accommodation Hub, and from outside Brecon Building.

For details of local bus routes and timetables, go to:

The local bus operators are:

Cardiff Bus

Edwards Coaches

N.A.T Group

Newport Bus


Traws Cymru

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


You can cycle to all USW campuses on the Sustrans National Cycle Network and each campus provides secure bike storage, lockers and showers.