CARDIFF QUEEN STREET TRAIN STATION
Cardiff Queen Street is the oldest train station in Wales, first opened in 1840 under the name Cardiff Taff Vale station. It has been rebuilt and renovated a number of times, perhaps most notably in 1887 when it received its current name, and most recently the station was redeveloped in 2014. The station welcomed 2.9 million riders in 2019, making it the second-busiest train station in Wales. It is considered one of the two hub stations in the Transport for Wales network, connecting Glamorgan and the central valleys with Cardiff.
To Cardiff Airport:
Take Baycar 6 on the Cardiff Bus system, located at the front of Queen Street station, to get to Cardiff Central train station. At the southern entrance, where the buses drop off, 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 www.trawscymru.info/t9. (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 approximately a half-mile from the station, at Greyfriars Road. We recommend calling for a taxi at the train station; but if you feel like walking, you can walk up Station Terrace, turning left on Queen Street and walking past The Capitol Shopping Centre. Turn right onto Park Place, and turn left onto Greyfriars Road. The taxi rank is located near the Hilton Cardiff and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). The walk should take approximately 10 minutes.
To other railway stations from Cardiff Queen Street Station:
The aforementioned Baycar 6 route typically travels between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central train 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 www.cardiffbus.com to see timetables and construction updates.)
Transport for Wales (trains to Treherbert, Cardiff Bay, Coryton, Rhymney, Merthyr Tydfil, and Aberdare)
Telephone stands (both cards and coins accepted)
Location: main concourse
International Code: 011
Country Code: 44
City Code: 029
Phone: +44 333 321 1202
Nearby (about 100 feet from the station) at Radical Storage on Station Terrace.
Rates: £5 per day, hours 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and 9 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.