Cardiff and Vale College Student Services may be able to help you with a bus or train pass to allow you to travel to and from College for free (with a £50 administration charge).

All full-time students aged under 19 who live three or more miles walking distance from the site where they study are entitled to a bus or train pass. This is not related to household income.

If you are over 19 and have applied for the Welsh Government Learning Grant and live 3 miles or more away from your main site of study you may be entitled to a travel pass.

Visit our sites page for locations of all sites and directions to them, or see some bus information here:

Buses to CAVC:

City Centre Campus – 1, 2 and service 41 which is a dedicated bus service for Cardiff & Vale College.

The Parade – 11, 13, 28/28A/28B, 30, 38/38A, 44/45, 49/50, 52, 57/58

Trowbridge/Eastern Business Park – 44/44B/45/45B, X45, 64/65

Barry – 96/96A, 97/97A, 98

Bus Passes / IFF Cards

The Cardiff Bus outlet at Central Library is now open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and on Saturdays 9am-4.30pm.

If you lose your IFF card and need a replacement or there is a problem with a broken card, you will need to speak directly to Cardiff Bus.

If you have any queries, please contact Student Services.

To check timetables, please visit Cardiff Bus’ website here

Buses to ICAT

  • T9 – Cardiff City Centre to Cardiff International Airport (via Culverhouse Cross, Ely & Wenvoe).  Operated by New Adventure Travel.
  • 95 Cardiff, Llandough Hospital, Dinas Powys, Weycock Cross, Rhoose, St. Athan, Llantwit Major, Wick, Ogmore-by-Sea & Bridgend

New Adventure Travel (NAT Group) – Services 303/304/320 & T9 to ICAT


Please visit NAT Group website for timetable information -


All passes are ordered through Arriva Trains Wales and for any station on their South Wales network.  If you have any queries, please call 02920 250 250