Catching the train from Pontyclun into the capital, Cardiff, is the easiest way to travel.
Arriving fresh and relaxed after approximately one hour, you have plenty of services to choose from, with the earliest leaving at 06.15 and the last at 21.30. Our Anytime tickets allow even more flexibility, and our free Wifi offers the opportunity to plan your day so you can be sure you see all the best sights of Cardiff.
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Rich in vibrant cultural heritage, there’s plenty to do in Cardiff whatever your interest, and Cardiff Castle is a great place to start. With its turrets rising over the heart of the city, you can explore from the dark, spooky dungeons to the dizzying heights of the parapets. The impressive Cathedral is another must-see, as is the National Museum Cardiff, with an ever-changing programme of events and exhibitions.
The bright lights of the Queen’s Arcade beckon if you’re a retail lover. All the big names and designer labels are here; however, if you prefer something more unique and artisan, look for the beautifully preserved Victorian arcades full of quaint boutiques selling handcrafted wares, such as chunky knits, studio pottery and artwork. It’s well worth taking time to browse and try some homemade delicacies.
The beautifully designed Millennium Centre always has something going on, and is home to an eclectic mix of performing arts, including live music, stand-up comedy, and ballet. Situated in the glamourous Cardiff Bay area, why not enjoy an award-winning meal at one of the numerous restaurants while you’re there, followed by an edge-of-seat thrills of a rugby match at the iconic Principality Stadium. Home to a myriad of sporting events, including boxing, football and speedway, this is a must for sports fans.
Visiting Cardiff by train is a great way to see the city, and using our downloadable app, you can book tickets on the move.