The train journey from Llanharan to Cardiff Central only takes a brief twenty minutes, and is so much easier than driving.

Our services start at 06.25 and continue throughout the day until nearly 23.00, so if you’re planning a family day out, there are plenty of choices. Being only a short ride, it’s the perfect journey to bring baby on, and here are some excellent ideas to keep him happy and relaxed.

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Learning about the history of this great city whilst exploring is easy with the stunning castle, the serene and impressive cathedral, and, side by side, the buildings of the architecturally renowned City Hall and National Museum Cardiff. With numerous exhibitions, and an eclectic programme of events, all four are must-sees for history buffs. 

For retail therapy, look to the Queen’s Arcade shopping centre or St David’s arcade. With all the big name brands, there’s something for everyone, while the more exclusive boutiques showcase local talent, with displays of handcrafted artisan one-offs. Gorgeously chunky knits, studio pottery and rainbow-hued mouth blown glassware sit next to delicious handmade fudge and high quality chocolates - just try to leave some for others!

If theatre and performance art is your thing, head for the Millennium Centre. Home to musicals, ballet, live music and more, this Cardiff Bay icon is well worth a visit. Nearby is the home to Welsh rugby, cricket and football - the Principality Stadium. Daily tours of this world-class venue take you where only top-class sportsmen and women set foot.  

Be it for business or family outing, catching the train from Llanharan to Cardiff Central is a great way to travel. Keep up-to-date with our easily downloadable app, and follow our Live Route Status for the latest updates and reports.