For just £4.80, you can enjoy same day unlimited off-peak train travel within the Cardiff and Penarth area with our Explore the Capital day-to-go ticket.

It’s more flexible and generally better value than buying a return ticket or a combinations of single tickets when travelling off-peak.



  Adult Child Railcard*
Explore the Capital £5 £2.50 £3.30


Where to buy an Explore the Capital day-to-go ticket

You can buy an Explore the Capital day-to-go ticket at our ticket offices or on the train if there are no ticket purchasing facilities where you start your journey. To buy in advance please call us on 08448 560 688 or email the team at


Where can I use it?

Our Explore the Capital day-to-go tickets are valid for use within the Cardiff and Penarth area between any of these stations:

Birchgrove Dingle Road Ninian Park
Cogan Eastbrook Penarth
Coryton Fairwater Radyr
Cardiff Bay Grangetown Rhiwbina
Cardiff Central Heath High Level Tŷ Glas
Cardiff Queen Street Heath Low Level Waun-Gron Park
Cathays Llandaf Whitchurch
Danescourt Llanisien  

Route map for Cardiff and Valley Lines


Terms and conditions

  • Not valid before 09:30 or between 16:00 and 18:30 Monday to Friday.
  • Valid any time at weekends and bank holidays.
  • Save up to a 1/3 with a Railcard.
  • Children aged between five and fifteen receive 50% off the standard adult price.
  • Children aged four and under can travel free with a ticket holder.
  • Price valid until 31 December 2024.