By air

The main international airports in Wales are Cardiff Airport (CWL) and Anglesey Airport (HLY).

The national carrier British Airways offers flights from many European countries the United Kingdom. British Airways destinations include: Austria (Salzburg, Vienna), Bulgaria (Sofia, Varna), Cyprus (Larnaca, Pafos), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), France (Genoa, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse), Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Bologna, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona), Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Oslo), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon, Faro), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Serbia (Belgrade), Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), Turkey (Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir) and Ukraine (Kiev).

Other airlines that offer flights to Wales include: Aer Arann, bmibaby, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Highland Airways, KLM, Thomsonfly.

British Airways schedules: www.britishairways.com

Anglesey Airport: www.angleseyairport.com
Cardiff Airport: http://info.cwlfly.com

By sea

The main sea port in Wales is Holyhead. Stena Line and Irish Ferries offer routes from Ireland and Northern Ireland to Wales.

Stena Line: www.stenaline.co.uk
Irish Ferries: www.irishferries.ie

Port of Holyhead: www.holyheadport.com

By bus

Eurolines offers coach services between Wales and major European cities.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

The only direct rail routes between Wales and the Continent are available from Paris and Brussels through the Channel Tunnel.

By car

Getting to Wales by car from the continental Europe can only be done by a car ferry or the Channel Tunnel (from France).


By bus/tram

Transport in Wales is sufficient and punctual. The bus network in Cardiff is well-developed and thus, very popular. Tickets can be bought on board from the driver.

By taxi

Famous traditional black taxis are becoming the thing of the past and nowadays taxis are painted different colours. They can be hailed in the streets or found at taxi stands. Minicabs (private taxis) are cheaper than the standard taxis and can be hailed in the streets or ordered by phone. Unlike black taxis, minicabs do not have taximeters.

By car

Driving is on the left side of the road. International and EU driving licenses are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and ownership/rental documents. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08%. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under age of 12 years are not permitted to travel in front seats. Speed limits: urban areas – 50 km/h, single carriageways – 90 km/h, dual carriageways – 110 km/h, motorways – 110 km/h. It is recommended to have a warning triangle, first aid kit and a fire extinguisher.