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Facilities at a glance

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • ATM
  • Ticket Office
  • Wifi
  • Ticket machine
  • Step free access
  • Refreshment facilities
  • General service information
    • Staffing Level
      Full time
    • Closed Circuit Television
    • Information Services Open
      Temporary opening hours due to corona virus pandemic.
    • CIS
      Departure Screens
      Announcements
      Arrival Screens
    • Customer Help Points
  • Ticket buying and collection
    • Ticket Office
    • Prepurchase Collection
      Ticket Office: Yes
      Ticket Machine: Yes
    • Ticket Machine
    • Oystercard Issued
    • Use Oystercard
    • Always Show Oyster Card Fields
    • Smartcard Issued
    • Smartcard Topup
      Ticket Office: Yes
      Ticket Machine: Yes
    • Smartcard Validator
    • Penalty Fares
      https://tfwrail.wales/policies-and-reports/revenue-protection-policy
  • All station facilities
    • First Class Lounge

      Located

       

      Platform 1 

      Tickets Accepted

       

      All First Class

      Facilities

       

      A comfortable modern lounge, screens with updated train information

      Refreshments

       

      Complimentary refreshments and a dedicated customer host ready to serve you. 

      Wi-Fi

      Available

       

      Showers

      None

       

      Mon-Fri 06:00 to 18:30
      Saturday
      Sunday
    • Seated Area
    • Waiting Room
      On platforms 1/2, 3/4, 6/7 and 8
    • Trolleys
    • Station Buffet
      Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
    • Toilets
      The toilets are located on Platforms 1 to 8. The National Key/Accessible 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.
    • Baby Change
    • Showers
    • Telephones
      Usage Type: Cards And Coins
    • Wi Fi
    • Web Kiosk
    • Post Box

      At the Penarth Road entrance and also in the main concourse. 

    • Tourist Information
    • Atm Machine
      Located outside main entrance
    • Bureau De Change
    • Shops
      News agent Convenience store
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
      03333 211202
      https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
      Mon-Sun 08:00 to 20:00
    • Staff Help Available

      0400 - 0100 Mon-Fri     0400 - 0030 Sat     0700 - 0030 Sun

      Mon-Fri 04:00 to 01:00
      Saturday 04:00 to 00:30
      Sunday 07:00 to 00:30
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines
    • Height Adjusted Ticket Office Counter
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Accessible Public Telephones
      There are four payphones in the concourse and one each on platforms 1/2, 3/4 and 6/7.
    • Nearest Stations With More Facilities

      To go to the Transport for Wales Active Travel Station Map please follow the below link. Please be advised that it is still in development and completion is expected at end of 2021. www.tfw.dev.activemap.co.uk

    • National Key Toilets

      The National Key/Accessible 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.

    • Step Free Access

      Category A.

      Step free access is available to Platforms 1 to 7. Access to Platform 0 is via a shallow ramp from the station car park.

      For full station facilities as stated in the Accessible Travel Policy, please visit the Transport for Wales website: www.tfwrail.wales/our-network/stations.


      Coverage: whole Station
    • Ticket Gates
      Accessible gate available at each set of ticket gates
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Wheelchairs Available
  • Car park information
    • Cycle Storage
      Spaces: 90
      Sheltered: Yes
      Cctv: Yes
      Location: East end of platforms 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 6 and 7 - also at the front and rear of the station.
      Annotation:

      Sheltered stands are available on each platform.


      Type: Stands
    • CarPark
      Car parking 1:

      Visit www.ncp.co.uk for parking prices. 


      Operator Name: National Car Parks Ltd
      Name: Penarth Road
      Spaces: 248

      Number Accessible Spaces: 7
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: Yes

      Open:
      Mon-Fri - 24h
      Saturday - 24h
      Sunday - 24h

      Website: http://www.ncp.co.uk/

      Car parking 2:

      Visit www.ncp.co.uk for parking prices. 


      Operator Name: National Car Parks Ltd
      Name: Riverside
      Spaces: 110

      Number Accessible Spaces: 7
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: Yes

      Open:
      Mon-Fri - 24h
      Saturday - 24h
      Sunday - 24h

      Website: http://www.ncp.co.uk/

      Car parking 3:

      Visit www.ncp.co.uk for parking prices. 


      Operator Name: National Car Parks Ltd
      Name: Saunders Road
      Spaces: 44

      Number Accessible Spaces: 7
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: Yes

      Open:
      Mon-Fri - 24h
      Saturday - 24h
      Sunday - 24h

      Website: http://www.ncp.co.uk/

    • Rail Replacement Services

      At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

    • Taxi Rank

      Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance

    • Onward Travel

      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

    • Airport
      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.
  • Passenger services
    • Customer Service
      Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
    • Left Luggage
      http://www.tfwrail.wales
    • Lost Property

      Operator Name: Managed by Transport for Wales
      https://tfwrail.wales/lost-property

Live departures & arrivals

Overview 

As one of the major stations on the South Wales Main Line, Cardiff Central station carries a lot of responsibility, and with its grand halls reflecting the golden age of train travel, the glorious Art Deco architecture feels more than capable. However, it nearly didn’t happen. 

The site of Cardiff Central was part of the River Taff’s floodplain, and it was up to the great man himself, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to come up with a workable solution. His idea was to re-route the River, creating a safe and stable location for the station, and thus, in 1850 the original station was opened for business. With several rebuilds and additions throughout the ensuing years, the glamourous Art Deco style was incorporated in the early 1930s, and today the Grade II listed Cardiff Central is the busiest station in Wales.

It’s just a short ten-minute walk to the home of Welsh rugby - the Principality Stadium, the Millenium Centre, and everything the city has to offer.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff airport?

To travel from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff airport, you need to hop on the train to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station, and from there catch the convenient shuttle bus service to the airport. 

How long does it take to walk from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff city centre?

The walk to Cardiff city centre, via St. Mary Street, takes an easy five minutes.

What car parking facilities are available at Cardiff Central station?

The 24-hour car park has 402 spaces, including Blue Badge spaces.

What facilities are there for bike storage at Cardiff Central station?

With 90 available bike spaces, including sheltered storage, there’s plenty of space, and it’s all overlooked by CCTV.

What other facilities are available at Cardiff Central station? 

  • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
  • Station buffet
  • Shops
  • Coin and card telephones
  • ATM
  • WiFi
  • First-class lounge
  • Disabled access - step-free throughout the station, ramps and induction loop available

Which popular destinations can be reached from Cardiff Train Station?

For more popular routes from Cardiff Station, click here.  

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