Cardiff Central (CDF)

Managed by Arriva Trains Wales 

 
Cardiff Central Railway Station
Central Square
CF10 1EP
 

Station facilities

  • Station seating facilities

    Station seating facilities
  • Trolleys

    Trolleys Yes
  • Refreshments

    Note Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
  • ATM machine

    ATM machine Located outside main entrance
  • Toilets

    Toilets
  • Pay phone

    Pay phone Cards and Coins
  • Internet

  • Post box

  • Tourist information office

  • Shops

    Shops News agent Convenience store
 
 

Cardiff Central

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Getting to and from the station

 
Car Park
Penarth Road
Operator
National Car Parks Ltd
Phone number
0845 050 7080
Address
-
-
Email address
customer.service@ncp.co.uk
Note
£4.00 from 1900 to 0500 
Opening hours
Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
Saturday 24 Hours a Day
Sunday 24 Hours a Day
Number of spaces
248  with 7 accessible spaces available
Accessible car park equipment
Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided 
Free of charge
No
Daily rate
£9.20
Weekly rate
£36.80
Monthly rate
£141.31
3 Monthly rate
£423.94
Annual rate
£ 1472.00
CCTV Coverage
Yes
Car Park
Riverside
Operator
National Car Parks Ltd
Phone number
0845 050 7080
Address
-
-
Email address
customer.service@ncp.co.uk
Note
£4.00 from 1900 to 0500 
Opening hours
Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
Saturday 24 Hours a Day
Sunday 24 Hours a Day
Number of spaces
110  with 7 accessible spaces available
Accessible car park equipment
Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided 
Free of charge
No
Daily rate
£9.20
Weekly rate
£36.80
Monthly rate
£141.31
3 Monthly rate
£423.94
Annual rate
£ 1472.00
CCTV Coverage
Yes
Car Park
Saunders Road
Operator
National Car Parks Ltd
Phone number
0845 050 7080
Address
-
-
Email address
customer.service@ncp.co.uk
Note
£4.00 from 1900 to 0500 
Opening hours
Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
Saturday 24 Hours a Day
Sunday 24 Hours a Day
Number of spaces
44  with 7 accessible spaces available
Accessible car park equipment
Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided 
Free of charge
No
Daily rate
£9.20
Weekly rate
£36.80
Monthly rate
£141.31
3 Monthly rate
£423.94
Annual rate
£ 1472.00
CCTV Coverage
Yes
Cycle Parking
Cycle storage type
Stands
Sheltered cycle storage
Yes
Cycle storage location
on Platforms 3, 4, 6 & 7 and at rear of station and cycle shelter in Riverside car park
Cycle storage spaces
26

13 hoops. Partial CCTV only in Riverside car park.

CCTV Coverage
Yes
Onward travel information

Central bus station is adjacent.

Services operate between apx 05:10 and 23:30.

The area around the central bus station is in the process of being redeveloped.  This means that some bus services may depart and arrive at a stop that is not within the Central Bus Station.  Click on the link to see a list of routes and timetables

Buy a Cardiff PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket for discount-priced unlimited bus travel around the town. For details visit www.plusbus.info

Taxi

Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance

Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available
Yes
Airport

Nearest airport is Cardiff International Airport.  Bus and rail/bus links available from this station or from Central Bus Station.

Ticket buying and collection

 
Ticket Office
Yes
Opening hours
Sunday 07:45 - 21:30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 05:45 - 21:30
Location

At the Penarth Road entrance and on the concourse.

Height adjusted ticket office counter
Height adjusted ticket counter is available at this station
Induction loop
This office has an induction loop
Ticket machines
Yes
Accessible ticket machines
There are accessible ticket machines at this station
Collection of pre-purchased tickets
Yes, from either ticket office or self-service ticket machine
Smartcards
Smartcards issued
No
Smartcards top-up
Not possible at this station
Smartcards validators
No

Staffing and general services

 
Information available from staff
 
Information services - opening times
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 04:00 - 01:00
Saturday 04:00 - 00:30
Sunday 07:00 - 00:30

As ticket office

 
Passenger Information Systems
Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Customer help points
No
Lost Property
Yes
0845 6061 660
Customer Services

Please call Arriva Customer Services centre on 0344 800 44 11 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm )

Ticket gates
Yes
Accessible gate available at each set of ticket gates
CCTV
Yes
Location for Rail Replacement Services

At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

Facilities

 
ATM Machine
Yes
Located outside main entrance
First class Lounge
Yes

Located

Platform 1 

Tickets Accepted

All First Class

Facilities

A comfortable modern lounge, screens with updated train information

Refreshments

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

Wi-Fi

Available

Showers

None

First class Lounge opening hours
Monday - Friday 06:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Pay phones
Yes
Pay phones type
Cards and Coins
Refreshment facilities
Yes
Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
Shops
Yes
Type of shops available
News agent Convenience store
Toilets
Yes
Baby changing facilities
Yes
Baby changing facilities location
 
National key toilets
No
Trolleys
Yes
Waiting Rooms
Yes
Waiting rooms opening hours

Accessibility and mobility access

 
Helpline Contact
08453 003 005
Helpline opening hours
Monday - Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Staff help available
Yes

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

Ramp for train access
Yes
Step free access coverage
Yes
Step free access note

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.

 
Wheelchairs available
Yes
Wheelchairs available open hours
Monday - Friday 04:00 - 01:00
Saturday 04:00 - 00:30
Sunday 07:00 - 00:30
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