Cardiff Castle

Cardiff is a cosmopolitan city with great shopping, acres of parkland and a stunning waterfront.

Catch the train to Cardiff, the lively capital of Wales. Enjoy beautiful views from your window as you travel through the countryside on your way. In Cardiff, you can discover ancient castles, vibrant culture and a bustling city centre. Let the train take you on a memorable journey to explore all that Wales’ capital city has to offer.

Save up to half the price* on train journeys to Cardiff with Advance tickets.


Trains to Cardiff

The Welsh capital is well connected across both Wales and its borders as a travel hub that captures the hustle and bustle of the nation. There are three railway stations in the city, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street, with plenty of routes in and out of the capital. 

Here are our popular routes from England to Cardiff:



Here are more routes to Cardiff from destinations across Wales:




Why visit Cardiff?

Cardiff is the vibrant capital of Wales. It has a rich history and a modern cosmopolitan culture, busy restaurants and quaint cafes, quiet parks and a bustling city centre all in one.

From exploring ancient castles and immersing in dynamic cultural experiences to enjoying family-friendly adventures and discovering free gems around the city, Cardiff truly has something for everyone.

Plan your visit to Cardiff and explore all that this captivating destination has to offer. Check out our guide of things to do in Cardiff, including family-friendly activities and free attractions for an unforgettable experience.


Train tickets to Cardiff

If you’re looking to visit Cardiff, the best place to buy tickets is on our website or our handy app. You can use railcard discounts and save up to half the price when you buy Advance tickets. Before your journey, visit our handy capacity checker to see just how busy your train is expected to be.


  • *Terms and conditions
    • *Average percentage saved by customers between 01/01/2022 and 31/12/2022 when buying undiscounted TfW Advance tickets compared to the cheapest undiscounted TfW priced Anytime single ticket for the same journey, available on the day of travel, was 51%. Advance fares are subject to availability. National Rail Conditions of travel apply.