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Cardiff Central


Cardiff Central Station
Central Square
CF10 1EP

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Ticket office

Closed now

Mon: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Tue: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Wed: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Thu: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Fri: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Sat: 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Sun: 7:45 AM to 9:30 PM

Station details

General information

Station Operator: AW
Station Code: CDF
Staffing Level: Full Time

Ticket buying & collection

False Oyster Pre Pay
False Oyster Validator
False Smartcard Issued
False Smartcard Validator
False Oyster Topup
True Prepurchase Collection
False Smartcard Topup
True Ticket Machine
Ticket Office Note:
At the Penarth Road entrance and on the concourse.

Passenger services

False> Lost Property Contact Available
Phone number: 03333 211 202
Website: Go to website
True Ticket Gate

Ticket Gate Comments: Accessible gate available at each set of ticket gates

False> Left Luggage Contact Available
False Customer Help Points

Station facilities

True> Atm Machine
True Baby Change
False Bureau De Change
True Post Box
True Seated Area
True First Class Lounge
True Shops
False Showers
True Station Buffet
True Telephones (Cards & Coins)
True Toilets
False Tourist Information Office
False Trolleys
False WebKiosk
True WiFi
True Waiting Room
Waiting Room Note:
On platforms 1/2, 3/4, 6/7 and 8

Car parking

true Car parking
Name: Penarth Road
Operator: National Car Parks Ltd
Spaces: 248

Annual Charge: N/A
Daily Charge: N/A
Monthly Charge: N/A
Off Peak Charge: N/A
Six Monthly Charge: N/A
Per Hour Charge: N/A
Three Monthly Charge: N/A
Weekly Charge: N/A
False Car Parking Contact Available


True Cycle Storage Availability

Sheltered: Yes
Spaces: 90
Type: Stands
Location: East end of platforms 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 and at front and rear of station

True Cycle Storage CCTV

Other transport

True Taxi Rank

Taxi Rank Note:

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

False Car Hire

True Airport
False Metro
True Bus Service


True Accessible Booking Office Counter

False Accessible Public Telephones

Accessible Public Telephones Note: There are four payphones in the concourse and one each on platforms 1/2, 3/4 and 6/7.

True National Key Toilets

True Induction Loop
True Wheelchairs Available
True Ramp For Train Access

False Step Free Access

Step Free Access Note:

Platforms 1 - 8 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.

False Accessible Taxis

True Accessible Ticket Machines

True Impaired Mobility Set Down

Live departures and arrivals for Cardiff Central

Live departures for Cardiff Central
Due Destination Platform Expected further details 
00:30 Hereford Platform 3B 3B On time See details on departure to Hereford
01:53 Swansea Platform On time See details on departure to Swansea
Live arrivals at Cardiff Central
Due Destination Platform Expected further details 
00:34 Cheltenham Spa Platform 3A 3A 00:39 5 mins late See details on departure to Cheltenham Spa
01:21 Shrewsbury Platform 4A 4A On time See details on departure to Shrewsbury
01:47 London Paddington Platform On time See details on departure to London Paddington

timetables for Cardiff Central

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