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Cardiff Bay is one of 20 railway stations in Cardiff. It’s conveniently located near some of the city’s most famous landmarks. 

Planning a trip? Our handy capacity checker can tell you how busy your train to or from Cardiff Bay is likely to be.

Station facilities

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  • General service information
    • Staffing Level
    • Closed Circuit Television
    • Information Available From Staff
    • Information Services Open
    • CIS
    • Customer Help Points
  • Ticket buying and collection
    • Ticket Office
    • Prepurchase Collection
    • Ticket Machine
    • Oystercard Issued
    • Use Oystercard
    • Always Show Oyster Card Fields
    • Smartcard Issued
    • Smartcard Topup
    • Smartcard Validator
    • Smartcard Comments
    • Penalty Fares
  • All station facilities
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
    • Staff Help Available
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Accessible Taxis
    • Accessible Public Telephones
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    • National Key Toilets
    • Step Free Access
    • Ticket Gates
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Assisted Travel
  • Parking information
    • Cycle Storage
    • Rail Replacement Services
    • Onward Travel
    • Cycle Hire
  • Passenger services
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About Cardiff Bay railway station

One of many stations in a vibrant city, Cardiff Bay opened in 1844 as Cardiff Bute Dock. It’s situated to the south of the capital, serving the Cardiff Bay and Butetown areas. It handles over one and a half million passengers annually.

The station is ideally placed for a day trip. Just a 10-minute walk away are the Millennium Centre, Senedd buildings and the vibrant, cultural richness of the Dock area. Check out these things to do in Cardiff if you’re looking for more inspiration.

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  • How long does it take to get from Cardiff Bay station to Cardiff Airport?

    • It takes just over an hour to get to the airport from Cardiff Bay station.
  • How long does it take to walk from Cardiff Bay station to Cardiff city centre?

    • Going via Bute Street, it takes around ten minutes to walk into the centre of Cardiff from Cardiff Bay station.
  • What car parking facilities are available at Cardiff Bay station?

    • There are no car parking facilities at Cardiff Bay station.
  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Cardiff Bay station?

    • Cardiff Bay station has spaces for 10 bikes to be stored.
  • Is the station accessible?

    • There’s level access from Bute Street and Lloyd George Avenue.
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