Cardiff Central Train Station
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Cardiff Central Train Station
AddressCardiff Central Station
CF10 1EP Get directions in Google Maps
|Ticket office information||
At the Penarth Road entrance and on the concourse.
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 05:40 to 21:30 Saturday: 05:40 to 21:30 Sunday: 07:30 to 21:30|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
The rail replacement bus stop is at the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance).
Located on Platform 1
All First Class tickets accepted.
A comfortable modern lounge, with information screens, complimentary refreshments and a dedicated customer host ready to serve you.
Wi-Fi is available.
|Lounge opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 18:30 Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed|
|Waiting room information||On platforms 1/2, 3/4, 6/7 and 8.Closed until further notice.|
|Refreshment facilities information||
Cold drinks vending machine.
Hot drinks vending machine.
Food vending machine.
Food outlet (Seating available).
|Toilets information||The toilets are located on Platforms 1 to 8. The National Key toilets are located in the East Subway near the lifts and on Platform 8; these toilets are operated by a radar key and are only available during staffing hours.|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Post box information||At the Penarth Road entrance and also in the main concourse.|
|Tourist information office|
|Cashpoint information||Located outside the main entrance.|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||News agent and convenience store|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 20:00
|Helpline contact details||03333 211202|
|Customer help points available|
Monday to Friday 04:00 to 01:00
Saturday 04:00 to 00:30
Sunday 07:00 to 00:30
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 04:00 to 01:00 Saturday: 04:00 to 00:30 Sunday: 07:00 to 00:30|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones||There are four payphones in the concourse and one each on platforms 1/2, 3/4 and 6/7.|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step free access is available to Platforms 0 to 8.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Ticket gates information||Accessible gate available at each set of ticket gates|
|Brewery Car park|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
There is currently no central bus station. Bus services depart and arrive at stops around the city centre. Click on the link to see a list of routes and timetables
Buy a Cardiff PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for discount-priced unlimited bus travel around the town. For details visit www.PlusBus.info
|Cycle storage available|
East end of platforms 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 6 and 7 - also at the front and rear of the station.
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||
From Tuesday 20 September 2022, the taxi rank is located on Penarth Road, under the railway bridge.
When exiting the main station entrance (Central Square), turn right and right again under the railway bridge by Viva Brazil.
The T9 Airport Express coach service departs from the bus stop at the rear of the railway station.
The full timetable can be found http://www.trawscymru.info/t9/. The journey time is 40 minutes.
Though the site was originally built in the mid-19th century, the modern Cardiff Central station we recognise today was built in the 1930s as part of a redesign by Great Western Railway – hence why the name is carved into the building itself. That renovation brought about the stone booking all with art deco light fittings – a throwback to the golden age of railway travel. The largest and busiest station on Wales, Cardiff Central offers services all around the UK.
Things to do in Cardiff
A port town in South Wales, Cardiff has it all. From spectacular scenery and architecture to great food and drink, it’s a dynamic metropolis with a huge amount of energy. It’s the capital of Wales and ‘Europe’s youngest capital city’, making it a hub of history and culture. Whether you visit by train on a day trip or for the whole weekend, you’ll find plenty to do here.
The great thing about Cardiff is that, due to its size, you can explore most of the attractions on foot. The National Museum and Cardiff Castle are both within walking distance of the train station – and both are free! The Wales Millennium Centre is often home to musicals and plays, while sports fans have to visit the iconic Principality Stadium, where the Welsh rugby team put on a play of their own.
Whatever your shopping preferences, you’ll fall in love with Cardiff. Whether you’re there for the big brands, independent shops, new clothes or vintage, the city has your back. St David’s Shopping centre is one of the UK’s largest shopping malls, and is home to all your high street favourites. Head to the Victorian arcades for independent boutiques, and discover something you won’t find anywhere else. There are also some great markets scattered around the city centre, so get your bargaining hat on.
Cardiff is a city that loves to entertain, which is why there are plenty of great places to eat and drink. You can discover fantastic street food places serving an array of cuisines and local favourites. You might also stumble upon a Michelin starred restaurant or two, with some of the UK’s best chefs finding their home in Cardiff. If you can only go to one place, though, make sure it’s Fabulous Welshcakes – not prizes if you guess what they serve, but they’re fabulous!
How many train stations are there in Cardiff?
There are 20 stations in Cardiff, making it one of the most densely populated railway systems in Wales.
Are there lifts at Cardiff Central station?
There are lifts at Cardiff Central station, providing direct access in and out of the station. There are also plenty of escalators.
Is there left luggage at Cardiff Central station?
Unfortunately, Newcastle train station doesn’t have left luggage. However, there are private companies which offer left luggage facilities.
How far is Cardiff Central station to the Principality Stadium?
The Principality Stadium is just a four-minute walk away from Cardiff Central station.