Cardiff Survival Guide

Travel to Cardiff

Cardiff Airport has direct flights to European hubs in Paris (CDG) and Amsterdam (AMS) operated by FlyBe and KLM. The aiport is quite quiet and transit through Arrivals is very quick. Express buses run about once an hour to central Cardiff, take 35 mins, and cost £3.40 one way. If you do not arrive in time for this bus, there are other much slower ones, but you may prefer to take a taxi which will cost £25-30 and take 20-25 mins.

Bristol airport is also convenient, although a bit busier. There are flights to a number of European destinations, many operated by EasyJet. There are buses every 10-15 minutes to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and trains from there to Cardiff run every half hour or so and take 50-60 mins.

Cardiff is also about 2 hours from London and Birmingham by train.

Venues (see map)

Talks will be held in lecture theatre 0.05 of the Optometry building.

Poster sessions will be held in the CyberCafe of the Psychology Tower.

Cardiff Accommodation

Special rates negotiated at convenient hotels for 4th 5th and 6th Jan.

IBIS Cardiff (1.5 km from Optometry) £40 bed and breakfast per pers/night. Ask for "Cardiff Psychology conference rate". (Tel. +44 29 20649250).

Parc Hotel (1.1 km from Optometry) £81 bed and breakfast per pers/night. Ask for "Cardiff University rate" (Tel. +44 871 376 9011).

Parc Plaza (1 km from Optometry) £90 bed and breakfast per pers/night inc. wifi. Ask for "Block 611452" for this conference rate (Tel +44 29 2011 1111).

Places to eat (see map for locations)

Kappucino's - baguettes and coffee.

Main college cafeteria - basic hot meals (from £2.80 main course)

Aberdare Hall - superior hot meals (£4.50 main course)

Woodville pub - very close, but a bit studentish.

Pen and Wig pub - better beer and atmosphere, but a bit of a challenge to find.

National Museum cafeteria - good quality cafeteria, and the impressive collection of French Impressionist art upstairs is a bonus.

Parc Plaza hotel - good restaurant on ground floor.

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