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Trains to Cardiff Central

If you want a taste of the golden age of rail, you could do worse than visit Cardiff Central railway station. The Portland stone booking hall - complete with Art Deco light fittings - was constructed in the 1930s as part of an extensive rebuild by the Great Western Railway, whose name remains carved onto the station's facade. However, it is only thanks to the ingenuity of Isambard Kingdom Brunel that there is a station here at all. The site, originally developed in the mid-19th century, was flood-prone, and Brunel had to divert the River Taff in order to stabilise it. Conveniently located in Cardiff city centre, Cardiff Central is the largest and busiest station in Wales. It's predominantly an interchange between the south and west of Wales, but also offers services to major rail hubs throughout England, including Manchester Piccadilly and London Paddington. The station is just 10 minutes from the Millennium Stadium and the St David's shopping centre.

Station details & facilities

Cardiff Central has seven platforms, numbered 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Platforms 3 and 4 are divided into A and B sections. The station's northern entrance, off Central Square, leads to the concourse, and the southern entrance is at the rear of the station on Tresillian Way. Platforms are above the concourse, and two subways run under the tracks linking the north and south entrances. The western subway (on your left from the ticket hall) has lifts for step-free access.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Sunday 07:45 - 21:30
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

Facilities

  • First Class Lounge description :

    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

     

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
  • Staff Help Notes :

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

  • Customer help points : False

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent Convenience store

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

  • Wifi available :
  • Web kiosk : False

ATMs

  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located outside main entrance

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Penarth Road Riverside Saunders Road
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 402

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 90
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : East end of platforms 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 and at front and rear of station
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Sheltered stands are available on each platform.

Accessibility

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

    Platforms 1 - 7 can be accessed by the lifts in the corridor next to the tobacconist/convenience shop. 

    Platform 0 can be accessed by the lift in the main concourse.

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

Address

Cardiff Central Railway Station, Central Square, CF10 1EP
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Sunday 07:45 - 21:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
07:38

Ebbw Vale Town

Arriva Trains Wales

On time

08:05

London Paddington

Great Western Railway

On time

08:26

Merthyr Tydfil

Arriva Trains Wales

On time

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