If you are using a satellite navigation system, please use the postcode CF37 1DL. This will take you to the car park indicated on the map above.
From the M4, exit at J32 and join the A470 north towards Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd. After about 6 miles, you will see signs for the A473 (Llantrisant) and the University of South Wales. Take the first exit off the roundabout, across the bridge. Turn left, then stay left, following the signs up the hill to the University.
If you’re approaching the University south-bound from the A470, follow the A470 to Pontypridd and take the A4223 exit toward Pontypridd. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A470/A4058 ramp and stay in the right-hand lane taking the 3rd exit (A4058) at the next roundabout before turning left onto the Broadway/A473. Stay on the A473 following signs up to the University.
At the mini roundabout take the first exit towards the University of South Wales Student Car Park, where parking will cost £1 for up to five hours, and £2 for a whole day.
Leave the car park by foot and turn right, at the fork, take the left road towards Treforest train station and Park+Ride. At the roundabout, take the second exit towards the train station. The Dyscovery Centre is located directly opposite the train station, in Innovation House.
If you are unable to walk to the Dyscovery Centre from the car park, you can park in the parking bays around Innovation House at your own risk. Please be aware that these car parks are for permit holders only and spaces are limited (on occasion the centre may be able to provide visitor permits). Please do not park in the Park+Ride car park, since you will be charged.
Cardiff is served by regular National Express and Megabus Services from London, West Wales, the North, Midlands and South West England. There is also a direct service from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Check on the National Express or Megabus websites or phone National Express Booking Enquiries: +44 871 781 8181 or Megabus Booking: +44 141 352 4444. From Cardiff, you can use the local train services to reach Treforest. There are also taxis available at the coach and train station in Cardiff.
There are excellent Intercity services to Cardiff from all major cities. London and Birmingham are both ca. two hours away. To get to Treforest Campus, change at Cardiff Central and take the Arriva Trains Wales Service towards Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Pontypridd or Treherbert, all of which stop at Treforest (journey duration: 25 minutes). Upon alighting at Treforest, exit the station towards the Park+Ride car park and head towards the road, where Innovation House can be found (opposite the station).