Jumping on a train for the hour journey from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central couldn’t be easier.

With direct trains running frequently throughout the day, starting at approximately 06.00 until 22.30, and our flexible Anytime tickets available, you can arrive relaxed and ready to explore. If you are taking the kids for a fun day out, it’s worth downloading some apps to keep them busy on the journey.

Live departures and arrivals

Cardiff, excitingly cosmopolitan, has plenty to offer day-trippers, or those who plan to stay a little longer, starting with the iconically impressive Cardiff Castle. Allegedly full of spooky ghosts, who knows what you’ll find. Nearby, with a dinosaur collection to rival London’s museums, is the National Museum - another must-see on your list. 

Cardiff Bay, with a wide choice of international cuisine and fine dining restaurants, is the best way to head for Flat Holm Island - this glorious island just off the coast is a beautiful site to visit. The Cardiff Bay Barrage at the mouth of the Severn River is one must-visit place to gain a sense of relaxation. 

Whatever your reason for visiting Cardiff by train from Merthyr Tydfil, we aim to always offer you the Lowest Available Fare. Why not download our app to make life even easier, and look for our Group discounts if you’re planning a day out with friends.