If you’re travelling from Aberystwyth to Cardiff for business or pleasure, catching the train allows you to relax on the journey and arrive feeling fresh.

Taking approximately four and a half hours, there are trains running all day from early morning until late at night, so why not use our free WiFi and download a sightseeing app to enable you to get the most out of your Cardiff adventure?

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Diverse and vibrant, Cardiff has a rich history and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, offering activities and things to see for the whole family, and the glorious Millenium Centre, in the Bay area, is a great place to start. With a fully packed year-round programme of events and performances, from edgy comedy to musical theatre, art shows, and workshops on all manner of crafts and other pursuits, there's something for everyone here. 

The glorious Cardiff Castle is another must-see. Overlooking the city, the well preserved, medieval walls rise skywards, with the impressive clock tower standing proud. Built on the site of a Roman fort, the castle grounds regularly host open-air concerts and other exciting events.  

Back in the Bay area, Cardiff’s White Water Centre offers adrenaline-fuelled fun, with white knuckle rafting, paddleboarding, and death-defying high ropes to keep small and big kids happy, whatever their level of experience. 

Shopping in Cardiff is well catered for, with two large centres - the Queen’s Arcade and St David’s Dewi Sant. These are home to the big high street brands, coffee shops, and restaurants, while scattered through the streets outside are one-off boutiques showcasing local talent. From shortbread to studio glass and tartan kilts, now’s the perfect time to treat yourself! 

Relax on the train ride home, sinking into our comfortable seats, and while you do so, why not download our easy-to-use app, allowing you access to all the best deals, including our Advanced ticket options