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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

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>5 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 CaerphillyTransport for Wales09:06On time
to PontypriddTransport for Wales09:30On time
to CaerphillyTransport for Wales10:06On time
to PontypriddTransport for Wales10:30On time
to CaerphillyTransport for Wales11:06On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CaerphillyTransport for Wales08:57On time
from PontypriddTransport for Wales09:17On time
from CaerphillyTransport for Wales09:57On time
from PontypriddTransport for Wales10:17On time
from CaerphillyTransport for Wales10:57On time
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