The nearest train station to Cardiff Castle is Cardiff Central Rail Station. Cardiff Castle is conveniently located in the centre of the city and is easy to find, with Cardiff Central Station being just a 10-minute walk away. If you would rather not walk, a taxi rank is located outside the main station entrance.

Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff. The castle, which was built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders on top of the foundations of a 3rd-century fort, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wales.

Despite not being fully furnished throughout, significant effort has been made to restore the castle top its full glory, with many areas offering a close resemblance to their original appearance.

Due to the nature of the current situation opening hours and ticketing procedures may change at short notice. Please visit before travelling.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Sunday 07:45 - 21:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Website
Shops noteNews agent Convenience store
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATM notes
Located outside main entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

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

Customer help pointsUnavailable
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 namePenarth Road Riverside Saunders Road
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces402
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces90
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
East end of platforms 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 and at front and rear of station
Cycle storage notes<p>Sheltered stands are available on each platform.</p>
Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



Platform 1 

Tickets Accepted


All First Class



A comfortable modern lounge, screens with updated train information



Complimentary refreshments and a dedicated customer host ready to serve you. 







Departures and arrivals from Cardiff Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cardiff Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to TauntonGreat Western Railway11:002On time
to BargoedTransport for Wales11:016On time
to PenarthTransport for Wales11:028On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales11:077On time
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales11:108On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PenarthTransport for Wales11:006On time
from Ystrad MynachTransport for Wales11:018On time
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales11:106On time
from PontypriddTransport for Wales11:108On time
from MaestegTransport for Wales11:10On time

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