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The Fairwater region of Cardiff is served by this station opened in 1987 to handle the City Line’s passenger service which carries nearly 100,000 people every year.

The area known as Fairwater lies to the western edge of Cardiff and is served by a total of 3 stations, the others being Danescourt and Waun-Gron Park to the south. Several famous sportsmen originate from this area of Cardiff, including the international rugby union player Terry Holmes, and John Toshack, the former Welsh football manager. Lying just a short hop from Cardiff, why not use Fairwater as your base to explore all that the city has to offer?


  • How long does it take to get from Fairwater Station to Cardiff Airport?

    • It takes a little over an hour to travel by train from Fairwater Station to Cardiff Airport.
  • How long does it take to walk from Fairwater Station to Cardiff centre?

    • Taking approximately an hour, you can reach Cardiff city centre from Fairwater Station going via Cowbridge Road.
  • What car parking facilities are available at Fairwater Station?

    • There are no car parking facilities here.
  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Fairwater Station?

    • Fairwater Station lacks facilities to store bikes.
  • What other facilities are available at Fairwater Station?

    • Disabled access - the station is completely step-free, and ramps and induction loops are available
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