Cardiff is a compact city making it very easy to get around – everything can be accessed on foot, by bike or using public transport. All our houses are within close walking distance of the city centre and the majority of academic buildings. If you are bringing a car, then parking in residential streets in the main student areas (Cathays and Roath) is usually operated under the council permit scheme (though there are pockets of non-permit parking). Permits are not expensive and are easy to get hold of. Just make sure to plan ahead if you want to park from the first day in your new home. For students in our Adamsdown student house (ideal for the ATRiuM and Newport Road) there is free, non-permit parking right outside your front door, and it’s always easy to get a space.


Resident Parking Permits are available from Cardiff Council at the following cost:

Number of Permits Cost
1st £7.50 per year
2nd £30 per year
Visitor Permit £30 per year
*Visitor only Permit £7.50 per year

*One Visitor parking permit per property can be issued to residents for short term parking for their visitors.

All applications and renewals must be made by post to:

Cardiff County Council Parking Services
P.O. Box 47
CF11 1QB

You need to send proof of address (tenancy agreement, bank statement or utility bill), your vehicle registration number, and payment.

For more information see the Cardiff Council Website>> or call 029 2087 2087.


In Newport permits cost £15.00 per year per vehicle and must be applied for online or in person see more information on how to get one>>.