Whether you are commuting for work or spending a day shopping, our trains to Cardiff depart regularly from Neath station and travel directly to Cardiff Central station without the need to change.

With the hour-long journeys running throughout the day, beginning at 04.00, and the offer of choosing one of our Anytime flexible tickets, you can plan your day as you wish, arriving feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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The perfect destination for a day trip, Cardiff, with its stunning castle, is rich, vibrant and buzzing. Numerous impressive art galleries, museums, including the National Museum, and theatres, many offering free entry, are well worth a visit, and if performance art is your thing, head for the Millennium Centre, situated in the Cardiff Bay area. Hosting events and shows, from ballet to hip hop, opera to pop, there’s something to suit every taste with its eclectic programme of performances. 

If sport is your passion, the Bay area is also home to the Principality Stadium, where rugby, football, cricket and more are the name of the game. However, if you prefer to participate yourself, try white water rafting, or sailboarding at Cardiff International White Water.

Shopaholics should visit the Queen’s Arcade, or Cardiff’s largest shopping centre, St David’s, where high street names mix with more designer exclusives to provide a wide variety of options for everyone. If you’re after something more unusual, make a beeline for the many small Victorian arcades scattered throughout the city. Showcasing artisan crafts and handmade gifts, these are a treasure hunter’s dream - just try not to buy everything you fall in love with! 

Be it for work, sightseeing or an evening out on the town, catching the train from Neath to Cardiff is a great way to travel. Locals might be interested in more than historical sightseeing, such as the modern features of the Cardiff city and nightlife. Museums, art and culture centres, as well as the booming city centre life with both modern and traditional looking restaurants and pubs could be of interest as well. The reconstructed medieval shopping arcades with the biggest global and UK brands are definitely an attraction as well, with the High Street Arcade being the most popular as it features both designer and traditional clothing, as well as traditional/vintage Welsh clothes and food. 

If you’re a student, professional or simply a regular traveller from Neath to Cardiff, make sure to save on your next ticket by taking a look at our Season Tickets and keep up-to-date by using our easily accessible app.


  • Do the trains have free WiFi?
    • We understand how important it is for you to stay connected, so most of our trains have free WiFi available for you to use.
  • What safety precautions are in place on TfW trains?
    • The safety of our passengers and staff is crucial at all times, and our staff, both on-board and in the station, are highly trained and experienced in coping with any eventuality. With numerous precautions and procedures in place to safeguard everyone at all times, you can travel safely with Transport for Wales.
      • The British Transport Police provide an efficient security service to transport operators - if you spot anything suspicious, please text 61016
      • The majority of Transport for Wales stations are accredited with the Secure Stations Scheme. This scheme provides reassurance that the station is safe and secure throughout
      • Many of our car parks are accredited with the Safer Parking Scheme, allowing you to park your car, knowing it’s in a safe place
      • Trains, stations and car parks have CCTV cameras covering strategic places
      • Body cameras are used by many of Transport for Wales’ staff members for added security
    • For more details, follow this link.

  • How to download our TfW app
    • The Transport for Wales app keeps you updated with all the latest money-saving ticket deals and timetables. It’s free and available to download from:
    • The App Store
    • Google Play Store
    • Download the app and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Are there discounts for over 50s?
    • Just because you’ve turned 50 doesn’t mean you don’t want to explore, so our Club 50 allows you to do just that - whilst saving money! Offering discounts on popular routes across the Wales and Borders network on return tickets, more details are available here.