Cardiff - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Cardiff by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Cardiff?

The principal railway station serving Cardiff is Cardiff Central Station.

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre?

This railway station is located near the city centre.

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?

Please refer to our hotel suggestions on this page.

Which train services run to Cardiff?

These operators run trains to and from Cardiff.

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby?

Yes, there are trains to a lot of places. Both within England, Wales and Scotland. For example to/from LondonLeedsBath, Glasgow and many other cities.

Do you offer all train tickets to Cardiff?

Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets!

About Cardiff

Cardiff, a city rich in culture and more than 2000 years of history. Started as a small settlement, subsequently the world's largest port city, now a modern capital. The city is easily accessible by public transport and is a good starting point for a discovery tour through Wales.

Cardiff Central Station - Info

Railway Station Cardiff

"Cardiff Central" is the name of the main train station of Cardiff.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
    Sunday 07:45 - 21:30

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: yes, Platform 1 
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  no
  • Parking: yes, paid, www.ncp.co.uk 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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