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In Cardiff it’s easy to get from place to place on public transport. You might feel nervous getting public transport on your own for the first time, but this guide is here to help you.

We would recommend that you download the TRAVELINE CYMRU app into your phone, just pop in where you are now and where you want to go and by what time and it will plan your journey for you. It will give you the bus stop or train station, what time you need to be there and a map of where your going and when you will arrive.

An adult return bus journey anywhere in the city is £3.30 but if you’re 16-21 years old you can get a MY TRAVEL PASS online and save 30%! That means your journey wherever you need to go in Cardiff will cost you £2.20.

Sometimes your employer or education provider will have ways they can support you with transport so its always best to check.

Jobs Growth Wales+

If you are enrolled on a Jobs Growth Wales+ programme, you may be eligible to claim your travel expenses back from you training provider. You will need to pay the first 10% of your weekly training allowance. This means that if you are on a training allowance of £30 per week you would need to pay the first £3 towards your travel costs, and then claim the rest back.

Cardiff Bus are the main service provider but you can also use services from Stagecoach and Adventure Travel.

Traveline Cymru will plan your journey for you.

My travel pass will help you to save 30% every time you travel.

The Transport for Wales app will help you get around, into and out of Cardiff by train. Transport for Wales also offer The 16-17 Saver which gives 50% off standard season, off-peak, advance and anytime tickets for 16 and 17 year olds.

Get a 16-25 railcard to get reduced journey prices 16-25 Railcard | Only £30 | National Rail

You may have your own bike, or you may want to borrow an OVO bike. These can be rented 24 hours, 7 days a week from your nearest station.

You can view the locations of Ovo Bike stations here.

To unlock an OVO Bike you can either scan the QR code or enter the bike number onto the app.

All OVO Bikes must be returned to an official station. OVO e-bikes must be returned to an electric station.

Here’s a map of cycle routes across the city – they’re always making more of these so keep checking back.

If you have additional learning needs you may be able to access some help and support to travel on your own. Get in touch with Cardiff Council to find out more.