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The taxi rank is located on Penarth Road, under the railway bridge.   

When exiting the main station entrance (Central Square), turn right and right again under the railway bridge by Viva Brazil.

For further information click here and scroll to "Cardiff Central Station taxi rank relocation".

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  • No public parking at Cardiff Central station Riverside car park (Wood Street)
    • From Monday 12 June

    • There will be no parking available to the public at the Riverside car park (Wood Street) to allow for operational staff car parking only. However, the public will still be able to drop off / pick up customers and accessible parking bays will also still be available. Please use the Penarth Rd station car park or alternative city centre car parks.

    • We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    • What’s happening?

    • The Central Quay development on the old Brains Brewery site behind the station means enabling works will soon begin. A section of the Penarth Road car park, currently used by our operational staff, is required to facilitate the enabling works. As a result, operational staff car parking will be moved to the Riverside car park. Penarth Road car park will remain open to the public.

  • Cardiff Central station taxi rank relocation
    • Work is continuing to deliver the Cardiff Bus Interchange at Central Square, and essential works are needed to prepare for the new highway and road infrastructure at the Interchange. To allow for this work to progress, the current taxi rank on Saunders Road will be temporarily closed and moved to a new temporary location.
    • From Tuesday 20 September, the taxi rank will be temporarily relocated on Penarth Road, under the railway bridge, for the duration of the works. This is anticipated for a period of 3-6 months. We’ll keep customers informed on progress.
    • When exiting the main station entrance (Central Square), turn right and right again under the railway bridge by Viva Brazil.
    • Cardiff Central taxi rank map
    • To help with capacity, a feeder lane will also be located in the south side car park of the station on Penarth Road, this will not be an operational taxi rank to pick-up customers.



As one of the major stations on the South Wales Main Line, Cardiff Central station carries a lot of responsibility, and with its grand halls reflecting the golden age of train travel, the glorious Art Deco architecture feels more than capable. However, it nearly didn’t happen. 

The site of Cardiff Central was part of the River Taff’s floodplain, and it was up to the great man himself, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to come up with a workable solution. His idea was to re-route the River, creating a safe and stable location for the station, and thus, in 1850 the original station was opened for business. With several rebuilds and additions throughout the ensuing years, the glamourous Art Deco style was incorporated in the early 1930s, and today the Grade II listed Cardiff Central is the busiest station in Wales.

It’s just a short ten-minute walk to the home of Welsh rugby - the Principality Stadium, the Millennium Centre, and everything the city has to offer. 

If you'd like to find out more fascinating facts about this wonderful city, as well as reveal a couple of new places to visit while you're there, take a look at this great list of things to do in Cardiff City Centre prepared by the Transport for Wales team.


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  • How long does it take to get from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff airport?

    • To travel from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff airport, you need to hop on the train to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station, and from there catch the convenient shuttle bus service to the airport. 
  • How long does it take to walk from Cardiff Central station to Cardiff city centre?

    • The walk to Cardiff city centre, via St. Mary Street, takes an easy five minutes.
  • What car parking facilities are available at Cardiff Central station?

    • The 24-hour car park has 402 spaces, including Blue Badge spaces.
  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Cardiff Central station?

    • With 90 available bike spaces, including sheltered storage, there’s plenty of space, and it’s all overlooked by CCTV.
  • What other facilities are available at Cardiff Central station? 

    • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
    • Station buffet
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    • Coin and card telephones
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    • First-class lounge
    • Disabled access - step-free throughout the station, ramps and induction loop available
  • Which popular destinations can be reached from Cardiff Central Station?

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