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Trains to Aberdare

Aberdare train station is the final station on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line, connecting Valley towns with Cardiff and Barry Island. The fastest service to Cardiff Central takes just 60 minutes. Other popular destinations include Pontypridd at less than 30 minutes, and Barry Island which takes 1 hour and 33 minutes.   

The original Aberdare train station, known as Aberdare High Level, was opened at this location in 1851to serve the Vale of Neath Line. The current passenger service through Abercynon and Cardiff terminated at Aberdare Low Level and was not available from this station until 1988. An original red brick station building is still visible from the station platform and has recently been redeveloped as part of the new Coleg y Cymoedd Aberdare campus.

The shops, market and cafes of Aberdare town centre are a short walk from the station and the nearby bus station and taxi rank provide transport links to the rest of the area. There is a small shelter on the single platform, and a ticket office which is staffed part-time. Tickets can also be collected from the self-service machine or purchased on the train. Trains from Aberdare run half-hourly to Cardiff and Barry Island on weekdays and hourly in the evenings. Sunday trains arrive every two hours.  

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Aberdare. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Aberdare station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:50 - 13:20
    Saturday 08:00 - 14:30
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Cards only
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Arriva Trains Wales
  • Car parking spaces : 41

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    A ramp with a smaller gradient is located across the road from the main entrance.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Aberdare


Aberdare Railway Station, Abernant Road, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 0PU
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:50 - 13:20
Saturday 08:00 - 14:30
Sunday Closed

Aberdare Live Departures



Arriva Trains Wales

On time



Arriva Trains Wales

On time


Barry Island

Arriva Trains Wales

On time


Cardiff Central

Arriva Trains Wales

On time