Cardiff Central railway station is the larger of the two main railway stations in Cardiff (the other station, which came first, is Queen Street). The station opened in 1850 and was rebuilt and renovated in the 1930s, which is when the northern façade received the look it has today. The southern entrance is more modern and was completed in 2015. With 12.6 million passengers passing through in 2019, it is the busiest train station in Wales.

The station is located in Cardiff`s Central Square and is a key stop on the South Wales Main Line from Swindon (England) as well as the Great Western Railway route from London Paddington station.

Address: Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1EP, Wales, United Kingdom
Transportation from Cardiff Central Train Station:

To Cardiff Airport:


Go to the southern entrance to find the T9 Airport Express coach bus service, which takes 40 minutes and drops you off at Cardiff Airport. Tickets are £5 per person one-way. The T9 takes travelers from the station`s southern entrance to Cardiff Airport and vice-versa, and day passes are also available for multiple trips, priced at £11 per day. The Airport Express runs every 20 minutes in summer and every 30 minutes the rest of the year. For more information, visit (Note: This service is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic; please consult the aforementioned website to check if service has resumed.)

Hours: 4 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily


There is a taxi rank located to the right as you exit the northern entrance of the train station.

To other railway stations from Cardiff Central Station:

The Cardiff Bus line Baycar 6 normally travels between Cardiff Central`s southern entrance and Queen Street station; one-way tickets are £1.60. (Note: This route is currently out of service due to the coronavirus pandemic and construction around the southern entrance. Please visit to see timetables and construction updates.)

Trains using this station:

Great Western Railway (trains to London Paddington, Portsmouth Harbor, Taunton, Newport, and Swansea)
CrossCountry (trains to Manchester Piccadilly and Nottingham)
Transport for Wales (trains to Newport, Bridgend, Pontyclun, Holyhead by way of Wrexham, Ebbw Vale Town, Cheltenham Spa, and Manchester Piccadilly)
Commuter Lines (serviced by Transport for Wales, running to Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Bargoed, Rhymney, Radyr, Fairwater, and Treherbert)


Telephone access:
Telephone stands (both cards and coins accepted)
Location: northern and southern concourses

International Code: 011
Country Code: 44
City Code: 029


Information Office:
Phone: +44 333 321 1202

Baggage Consignment:
Nearby (about 1200 feet from the station) at Radical Storage on St. Mary`s Street.
Rates: £5 per day, hours 9 a.m. to midnight, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday
Phone: As a licensee operating inside a SPAR convenience store, there is no telephone number and all bookings take place online.

Places to eat in the station:
Pumpkin Café, Upper Crust sandwich shop, Marks & Spencer Foodhall