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Getting here - Plan your journey
Take the M4 and exit at junctions 33, 34 or 35, depending on which part of the county you would like to visit. If visiting Barry or Penarth from the East, junction 33 is the quickest route. If you’re visiting the Western Vale; Ogmore by Sea or Dunraven take junction 34.
Parking is available at any of the Vales' coastal car parks from 8am - 11pm daily and costs range from £1 for an hour up to £3 per day during the winter months and £6 per day during peak season. Seasonal permits are available for 6 or 12 months. Some popular destinations now have resident parking permit schemes in place. For all information on parking in the Vale see
Coach National Express provides a UK wide network of express bus services, and there are local bus services which will take you to every part of the Vale.
AeroPlane Cardiff Airport is in the Vale of Glamorgan, just west of Barry. From the airport there are connections by taxi or by shuttle bus to the train station at nearby Rhoose.
There are ferry services from Ireland to Wales, operated by
Irish Ferries and Stena Line.
Catch a train to the Vale via Bridgend (if coming from the west) or Cardiff Central (if coming from elsewhere). Find timetables and prices at