Hop on a train from Bridgend to Cardiff Central, and you can reach the Welsh capital in around 20 minutes.

Trains run every 10 to 20 minutes Monday to Friday, and as it’s a direct route there’s no hanging around waiting for a connection.

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You will be spoilt for choice with how to spend your time in Cardiff. 

Culture vultures are well catered for at the Millennium Centre where you can take in a wide range of shows, the National Museum, home to world class art and natural history, and of course, no trip is complete without a visit to the world famous Cardiff Castle.

Shopaholics will be more than happy with the wealth of shops within Cardiff’s streets. The Queen’s Arcade shopping centre is home to all the big name brands and designer labels, while hidden away there are also a plethora of smaller boutiques and craft shops. Whatever your taste and budget, you will be spoilt for choice in Cardiff. 

Sports fans can take in one of the many teams that call Cardiff home, Cardiff City football team at the Cardiff City Stadium, rugby with Cardiff Blues rugby union team at the world famous Cardiff Arms Park or even ice hockey with Cardiff Devils ice hockey team. However, if you prefer to be a participant rather than a spectator, then a trip to the Cardiff International White Water is a perfect way to spend your day. Here you can try out white water rafting, stand up paddleboarding, gorge walking or kayaking, and forget that you are still in Wales’ largest city!

Whether you are travelling to Cardiff from Bridgend for work or leisure, you really can’t beat making that journey by train.  Keep up-to-date with the latest travel news with our easily accessible app and Live Route Status page.