Travel to and from – commuting

Road links

Llanfoist is remarkably well connected to the rest of the UK by road.  Within half a mile of the house  is a network of dual carriage ways.  The M4 is 22 miles away leading to London and Bristol via the Severn Bridge.  London is under three hours traveling time with Bristol only about one hour away.  It is about thirty miles to Cardiff and seventy to Birmingham via the M50 and M5 which in turn connects to the M6 and the north of England.

Airports

Again Llanfoist is within easy reach of several airports.  Heathrow is of course the airport that offers the greatest choice of flights to all parts of the world.  However, international as well as European and regional flights are available at Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham Airports which are about one hour away by road except Birmingham which is slightly longer.  We have regularly flown out of Cardiff to Paris and Amersterdam.

Rail services

There is a very good train service to all parts of the UK from Abergavenny station with at least hourly services and half hourly services at peak times both North and South.  Trains from Abergavenny to Newport connect to half hourly services to London.  Newport to London is about 1 hour 40 minutes duration due to the high speed trains.  It is worth noting that there is a very frequent coach link to Heathrow from Reading station which is the last stop before London. Finally it has just been announced that the line to London is going to be electrified in the very near future which will reduce journey times further.