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Cardiff Bay station opened in 1840 to link Butetown (Cardiff Docks) with the city centre. Today trains to Cardiff Bay travel along the Butetown Branch Line, a shuttle service every twelve minutes from Cardiff Queen Street. The industry that had turned Cardiff into one of Britain's greatest ports had declined by the end of WW2, as did the area around the station, but the regeneration of the past two decades has transformed Cardiff Bay beyond recognition. Within walking distance of the station is the Wales Millennium Centre, home to the national orchestra, opera, dance, theatre and literature companies. Across the street is the Senedd - the Welsh National Assembly building - and the Mermaid Quay waterfront shopping centre. The Butetown History and Arts Centre is just south of the station, and houses exhibitions relating to the history of the docks and the area around them.

Station details & facilities

Cardiff Bay station is unstaffed - there are ticket machines - and has a single platform. The listed station buildings are currently not in use. The shuttle service to Cardiff Queen Street leaves every twelve minutes between 06:30 and 23:30 (Monday to Saturday) with a reduced service on Sundays (11:00 to 16:30). There are bicycle stands outside the station, and bus stops outside on Bute Street and Lloyd George Avenue.

Departures and arrivals from Cardiff Bay

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cardiff Bay station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PontypriddTransport for Wales19:38On time
to Cardiff Queen StreetTransport for Wales19:561On time
to PontypriddTransport for Wales20:08On time
to Cardiff Queen StreetTransport for Wales20:261On time
to PontypriddTransport for Wales20:38On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cardiff Queen StreetTransport for Wales19:361On time
from PontypriddTransport for Wales19:54On time
from Cardiff Queen StreetTransport for Wales20:061On time
from PontypriddTransport for Wales20:24On time
from Cardiff Queen StreetTransport for Wales20:361On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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