Whizz from Newport to Cardiff with CrossCountry and take advantage of our Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
This quick journey will take you from Newport to Cardiff in approximately 15 minutes, with opportunity to catch glimpse of the River Severn meeting the sea. Our trains deliver you to Cardiff Central Station, right in the heart of the city so you can begin exploring as soon as you reach your destination.
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Travelling to Cardiff
First CrossCountry train - 11:54
Last CrossCountry train - 21:08
Travelling from Newport to Cardiff
The Welsh capital of Cardiff is a port city on the south coast of Wales. Offering spectacular shopping, fascinating museums, top notch dining and fun entertainment, as well as stunning picturesque landscapes and historic architecture; Cardiff is a special city you will love exploring.
Are there direct trains from Newport to Cardiff?
Yes, all CrossCountry trains from Newport to Cardiff are direct trains.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Newport to Cardiff?
Just because your journey is a short one, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be comfortable and at CrossCountry we do our upmost to ensure you have a relaxing, enjoyable ride. All our trains come equipped with a variety of seating options, including group bookings and table seats, as well as charge points and luggage storage. If you would like even more comfort, we recommend booking a First Class ticket.
Does Cardiff Central Station have step-free access?
Cardiff Central Station has step-free access throughout the station. There is also assistance reaching platforms available, as well as accessible ticket machines and a ramp for train access for those who require.
How far is the city centre?
Cardiff Central Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, meaning many of the main attractions are just a short walk away.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Cardiff Central Station will find baby changing facilities and waiting rooms available. Those with a First Class ticket can also use the First Class lounge.
For further information about Cardiff Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Cardiff
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Cardiff
If you are continuing your journey from Cardiff Central Station and you prefer to travel directly to your next destination, a taxi rank can be found adjacent to the station. Alternatively, Cardiff Bus runs regular bus services around the city, connecting the station with the surrounding areas. Other operators allow visitors to travel through the rest of South Wales and beyond.
Shopping in Cardiff
Cardiff is regularly voted one of the top UK shopping destinations, so you’ll be spoilt for choice if a shopping spree is on the cards for your trip. The capital city has all the big high street stores in modern shopping malls in the heart of the city. But it’s not all about the big brands; the Victorian and Edwardian Arcades offer a range of independent shops. Here you will find everything from vintage clothes stores, craft shops, cafés and restaurants. For those looking for a bargain, Cardiff has many fantastic markets for you to browse. Cardiff Market has everything from cafés, pet shops and all kind of food stands as well as clothes, gifts and books.
Culture in Cardiff
A great thing about Cardiff is the fact it’s so easy to explore on foot. You can visit the free National Museum Cardiff and the outstanding Cardiff Castle all within the city centre. Top class entertainment is on offer at Cardiff Bay with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre. Sports fans may want to take in some world-class action at the Principality Stadium and thrill seekers will be excited by the Olympic standard Cardiff International White Water. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, Cardiff provides you with so much to do, you’ll wish you could stay longer.
Spending time in Cardiff
If you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Cardiff Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
Child-Friendly Restaurants in Cardiff
Good child-friendly restaurants – the kind with accommodating staff, high chairs, lots of space and yummy food for kids and grownups alike – are hard to find. Even more so when you’re travelling and aren’t on your home turf. With that in mind, we’re helping parents who happen to be visiting Cardiff. We’ve put together a list of the city’s best restaurants for families.
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