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Trains to Cardiff Queen Street

Cardiff Queen Street train station is one of two serving the city centre area of the Welsh capital. It is situated near the end of Queen Street, a short walk from the city centre shopping area, including the Capitol Centre and St David’s, and Cardiff’s New Theatre.

Cardiff Queen Street station is the second busiest train station in Wales; the first is the bigger Cardiff Central. There are five platforms at Cardiff Queen Street, connected by a subway under the lines with lifts and steps up to the platforms. The station is staffed and there are ticket machines, toilets and a coffee shop and newsagents on site.

A station has existed on this site since 1840. Crockherbtown station was part of the Taff Vale Railway and stood here until 1887, when it was rebuilt and renamed Cardiff Queen Street. Major renovations in 1907, 1973 and 2014 have seen the original frontage and roof replaced. Today, Cardiff Queen Street station has five platforms and is served by trains on the Valley Lines network and the Cardiff Bay line.

Twelve trains in each direction, and an extra five to Cardiff Bay, depart hourly from Cardiff Queen Street on weekdays and Saturdays. The journey to Cardiff Bay takes just 4 minutes. Direct trains to Merthyr Tydfil take 1 hour and 1 minute and services to Barry Island have a fastest journey time of 27 minutes.   

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Cardiff Queen Street station.

Station details & facilities

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

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:00 - 20:00
    Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
    Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Café on platforms 3/4 and cold drinks and confectionery vending machine on platform 3.
  • Staff Help Notes : Help provided by on train staff outside staffing hours.
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Ladies, gents and accessible toilets on platform 4.

    Accessible toilets also at foot of stairs to platform 5.   

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

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

    to the right of the station front 


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

    All platforms accessible by lift.

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


Cardiff Queen Street Railway Statio, Station Terrace, CF10 4EY
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30

Cardiff Queen Street Live Departures


Cardiff Queen Street

Transport for Wales

On time


Merthyr Tydfil

Transport for Wales

On time

Useful links when visiting Cardiff Queen Street by train