Before you travel to Wales, please read the latest travel advice as we have different COVID-19 restrictions to other parts of the UK.

For more information, check the Welsh Government coronavirus FAQ and details provided by Transport for Wales.

If you're an international visitor, please check the UK Government's guidance on visiting the UK after Brexit.

It’s easy to get here from overseas, either directly or via one of the UK’s major hubs. You can fly to Cardiff from Asia, from several European cities, or cross to North or West Wales by ferry from Ireland. And we’re not far from the main London airports either. 

It’s easy to get here from overseas, either directly or via one of the UK’s major hubs.

aerial view Worm's Head, Gower Peninsula.
aerial view of Cardiff.

Worm's Head, Gower Peninsula and Cardiff

By air

Cardiff Airport has both direct routes and more than 900 connecting destinations worldwide through hubs including Doha, Amsterdam Schiphol and Barcelona.

Alternatively, you could fly to London, or one of the UK's regional international airports, continuing your journey by road or rail. London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are less than three hours from Wales by car, coach or train. Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport are all very handy for North and Mid Wales. Bristol Airport is around an hour and a half from Cardiff by bus and train or by car.

If you have arrived at Heathrow or Gatwick airport, you can travel to Wales via rail on the London services mentioned below.

plane on runaway.

Cardiff Airport

By rail from mainland Europe

The Eurostar links Paris, Lille and Brussels with London St Pancras. From London St Pancras you can travel to the south of the country via the London Paddington services. For North and Mid Wales depart from London Euston.

National Rail Enquiries is a source of information for all passenger rail services in the UK.

By ferry

There are several ferry crossings from Ireland to Wales each day, taking less time than you might expect.

Irish Ferries

Dublin > Holyhead (2hrs)

Rosslare > Pembroke (4hrs)

Stena Line

Dublin > Holyhead (3hrs 15mins)

Rosslare > Fishguard (3hrs 30mins)

Cruise ships dock at the Port of Holyhead on Anglesey almost every week between May and September.

By cruise ship

Cruise ships dock at the Port of Holyhead on Anglesey almost every week between May and September. Cruise lines calling in include Royal Caribbean, Viking, Ponant, Windstar, FTI cruise line, Princess, Holland America, TUI, Silverseas, Saga and NCL.

Find out more at Cruise Wales.

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Dedicated pages for overseas visitors

There are websites giving information to visitors from a number of locations. We have a Visit Wales website for visitors from Canada and USA, from Netherlands in Dutch and a Visit Wales website in Germany in GermanWales.com website gives general information about Wales, with pages available in French, German, Spanish as well as English and Welsh.

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