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Trains to Cardiff Bay

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Help provided by on train staff.
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    5 hoops


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Cardiff Bay


Cardiff Bay Railway Station, Bute Street, CF10 5LE
Ticket Office Hours

Useful links when visiting Cardiff Bay by train