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Penarth train station is terminus station: the final stop on the Penarth branch of the Vale of Glamorgan Line. Situated in Penarth in South Wales, the station is served by Arriva Trains Wales, who provide a typical service of four trains per hour on weekdays and Saturdays. Evening services run twice hourly, and Sundays see one train every two hours (a total of six a day). The journey time to Cardiff Central station is 17 minutes and trains to Bargoed take a minimum of 56 minutes.   

Penarth train station was built in 1878 and originally named Penarth Town. It had two platforms until 1968 when one was closed. The original station buildings on the disused side were used for other purposes until the 1980s, when many of the early buildings were destroyed or replaced. Penarth itself was once known as ‘the garden by the sea’. It is a popular seaside resort which has attracted summer visitors since Victorian times.  

Today, Penarth train station has a single platform with a sheltered seating area. There is a ticket office and concourse where tickets can be purchased from staff or collected from self-service machines. The town is also served by Cardiff Bus services and the Cardiff Waterbus. PS Waverly, the world’s last seagoing passenger paddle steamer, also sails from Penarth in the summer. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:50 - 14:20
Saturday 08:30 - 15:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
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
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on the platform
Cycle storage notes<p>5 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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Departures and arrivals from Penarth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Penarth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RhymneyTransport for Wales07:331On time
to BargoedTransport for Wales08:071On time
to RhymneyTransport for Wales08:331On time
to BargoedTransport for Wales09:071On time
to RhymneyTransport for Wales09:331On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RhymneyTransport for Wales07:241On time
from BargoedTransport for Wales07:541On time
from RhymneyTransport for Wales08:231On time
from BargoedTransport for Wales08:541On time
from RhymneyTransport for Wales09:241On time
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