Budget accommodation close to Railway

Hilton Cardiff

CF10 3HH, Cardiff, Kingsway

This luxury hotel is in the city centre, looking out over Cardiff Castle and City Hall. It has large air-conditioned rooms, a 20-metre heated pool, a gym, spa, sauna, steam room and spa bath. The... read more

4261 reviews 7.6

£ 83.00

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Holiday Inn Cardiff City, an IHG Hotel

CF10 1XD, Cardiff, Castle Street

Situated between the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle, Holiday Inn Cardiff City offers rooms and facilities for business and leisure guests. With the city centre only minutes away, guests can explore the shopping district or... read more

2203 reviews 7.7

£ 38.94

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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

CF10 2JH, Cardiff, Mary Ann Street

Well-placed with its city centre location directly opposite the Motorpoint Arena (formerly the Cardiff International Arena), this Park Inn is adjacent to the St. David’s Shopping Complex and just 5 minutes walk from The Millennium... read more

3641 reviews 7.2

£ 55.25

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Leonardo Hotel Cardiff - Formerly Jurys Inn

CF10 3UD, Cardiff, 1 Park Place

With a great location in Cardiff’s centre, Leonardo Hotel Cardiff, formerly Jurys Inn is set in a beautiful Victorian building and boasts a restaurant and bar. Rooms each feature stylish décor and a flat-screen TV.... read more

4841 reviews 7.9

£ 50.15

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Cardiff Marriott Hotel

CF10 1EZ, Cardiff, Mill Lane

This 4-star premium hotel is in Cardiff’s city centre, 300 metres from Cardiff Central Rail Station. It has air-conditioned rooms, an onsite restaurant and a fitness club. Complimentary WiFi is available in the public areas.... read more

2828 reviews 8.2

£ 1.00

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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, an IHG Hotel

CF10 4EE, Cardiff, Longueil Close, Atlantic Wharf

In the waterfront area of Cardiff Bay’s old East Dock, only 20 minutes’ walk from the heart of the city centre, this modern hotel offers a restaurant, bar and terrace and is situated just 500... read more

2171 reviews 7.9

£ 37.62

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

CF10 2FL, Cardiff, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace

In the heart of the city centre, the 21-storey Radisson Blu Hotel offers panoramic city views, air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi. Cardiff Central Rail Station is close by. Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff is within easy... read more

4807 reviews 7.6

£ 1.00

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The Angel Hotel- Part of the Cairn Collection

CF10 1SZ, Cardiff, Castle Street

This classic Victorian building offers classic air-conditioned bedrooms next to Cardiff Castle and 150 yards from the Principality Stadium. It has an elegant restaurant and bar. Parking on-site is available for an additional charge. Many... read more

3829 reviews 7.4

£ 40.50

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Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

CF10 2FE, Cardiff, Bute Terrace

In Cardiff’s historic city centre, this designer budget hotel is opposite the Motorpoint Arena. Each room at Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality is designed in a striking retro style, and features panoramic views of... read more

3981 reviews 7

£ 35.10

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Novotel Cardiff Centre

CF10 4RT, Cardiff, Schooner Way - Atlantic Wharf, Atlantic Wharf

0.5 miles from the Cardiff International Arena, this Novotel has an indoor swimming pool, a gym and restaurant. Shops, nightlife and Cardiff Central Rail Station are all 10 minutes’ walk away. Rooms boast stylish decoration... read more

2972 reviews 7.4

£ 54.80

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Park Plaza Cardiff

CF10 3AL, Cardiff, Greyfriars Rd

Located in the city centre, just 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Castle, this luxury 4-star hotel offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. There is a 20-metres indoor pool and a gym. Rooms have chic design... read more

5486 reviews 8.3

£ 71.20

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff

CF10 1GD, Cardiff, St Mary Street

With a stylish bar and restaurant, Clayton Hotel Cardiff offers modern rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is adjacent to Cardiff Central Rail Station, and the Principality Stadium is 300 metres away. The air-conditioned rooms... read more

5715 reviews 8.2

£ 52.73

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ibis budget Cardiff Centre

CF10 4BE, Cardiff, Tyndall Street

Situated a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station and 15 minutes’ walk from the Millenium Stadium, the ibis budget Cardiff Centre offers modern rooms and wireless internet hotspots. Each room at ibis budget features... read more

6239 reviews 7.2

£ 26.00

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The Cardiff Apartment

CF10 2GP, Cardiff, 140 Queen Street

Situated in central Cardiff, The Cardiff Apartment offers free Wi-Fi and limited paid private parking. Within an award-winning development, it is just a 5-minute walk from many of Cardiff’s shops and restaurants. Overlooking the city,... read more

93 reviews 8.9

£ 194.33

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1 Fitzhamon Embankment APARTMENTS

CF11 6AN, Cardiff, 1 Fitzhamon Embankment

Set opposite and overlooking Cardiff Principality, Millennium, Stadium, Number One Fitzhamon offers 5 spacious apartments, 2 with 2 bedrooms, 2 with 3 bedrooms and a 4 bedroom apartment with a garden, all in the same... read more

136 reviews 8.8

£ 87.14

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Hotel Indigo - Cardiff, an IHG Hotel

CF10 2AR, Cardiff, Dominions Arcade

Hotel Indigo - Cardiff is located in Cardiff, 200 metres from St David's Hall and 300 metres from Cardiff Castle. The hotel has a terrace and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at... read more

5302 reviews 8.9

£ 56.00

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Court Road House

CF11 6SB, Cardiff, 34 Court Road

Situated in Cardiff and with Cardiff Castle reachable within 1.4 km, Court Road House offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and massage services. The property is around 1.6 km... read more

231 reviews 4.5

£ 20.70

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3 Fitzhamon Embankment APARTMENTS

CF11 6AN, Cardiff, 3 Fitzhamon Embankment Ground Floor Apartment

Set opposite and overlooking Cardiff Principality Stadium, 3 Fitzhamon Embankment offers 3 spacious apartments, 1 with 2 bedrooms, 1 with 1 bedroom and a smaller studio loft apartment, all in the same building. Located on... read more

58 reviews 9.2

£ 66.15

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Castle view

CF10 1BS, Cardiff, 13 Castle Street Cardiff

Ideally located in the Cardiff Centre district of Cardiff, Castle view is set 90 metres from Cardiff Castle, 400 metres from Principality Stadium and 500 metres from St David's Hall. The property is 500 metres... read more

213 reviews 3.4

£ 105.00

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The Parkgate Hotel

CF10 1DA, Cardiff, Westgate Street

Featuring a restaurant, a fitness centre as well as a bar, The Parkgate Hotel is set in the centre of Cardiff, 90 metres from Principality Stadium. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with... read more

2100 reviews 8.7

£ 1.00

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millennium stadium guest house

CF11 6LN, Cardiff, 14 Green Street

Set in Cardiff, 600 metres from Cardiff Castle, millennium stadium guest house features a garden and views of the city. The property is around 1.7 km from University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus, 1.4... read more

51 reviews 4.6

£ 1.00

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What can you do while staying nearby ?

cardiff central railway stationBecause it is so conveniently located on Central Square, in the heart of the touristic center, the train station offers excellent links to all parts of the city. This means exploring Cardiff while using the area as a home base is very easy, starting with nearby St. Mary and Queen Streets, the capital’s major commercial thoroughfares.

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Anyone in need of a little retail therapy can enjoy one of the United Kingdom’s shopping meccas, with an interesting blend of modern shopping centres, Victorian arcades and markets. Once your suitcases are full of your newly-acquired purchases, take some time to discover the city center, from your bed and breakfast located around the train and bus station.

A wide range of landmarks can be found in close proximity, whether it is the iconic Castle, The National History Museum, or the Wales Millennium Centre, among many others. One of the best ways to explore the city is to take one of the walking tours available, as you will enjoy the urban landscape at a slow pace and learn more about the history of the place.

What area to choose for your hotel or b&b room

b&b roomAs mentioned before, the area is a major hub for railway and bus transport, which means the city center constitutes one of the best options when you are looking for budget properties for your overnight stay in the Welsh capital. However, depending on your preferences, some surrounding areas may be more suited than others. Many properties have free Wifi, some feature a swiiming pool and family rooms. When staying in a bed and breakfast, a delicious breakfast is served in the morning.

If you are looking for a commercial area to fulfill your shopping dreams, the Castle Quarter is the perfect place to find a bed and breakfast or hotel. Located at the north of the city center, it is very easily accessible. You will also find numerous restaurants, bars and clubs in this neighborhood, allowing you to get a taste of the city’s vibrant nightlife.

For nature lovers, anything near Bute Park, in the northwestern part of the touristic center, is a great option. Close to the Castle and the River Taff, it provides visitors with a lovely touch of greenery and constitutes the perfect setting for relaxing strolls in one of the capital’s quieter places.

Possibilities are plentiful when you are looking for accommodation in the heart of the city and there is really something for everyone. Popular is also staying for a night or the weekend in a self catering apartment to rent.

Cardiff Central Railway Station in Wales

The central railway hub is the main station in Cardiff, Wales UK. It is the largest and most important one in Wales, and the primary hub in the city centre for long-distance train services.

Arriva Trains Wales operate services to West Wales, port of Holyhead, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly st., as well as the South Wales Valley Lines. First Great Western runs intercity services to Bristol Temple Meads station and the heart of London, and regional services to Bath in Somerset, Taunton, Port of Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour, whilst CrossCountry operates trains to Gloucester, central Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester city hotel rooms.

It’s situated near the Millennium Stadium in the city centre, and adjacent to the Central bus and coach station on Central Square.

The other railway station in the city center is Queen Street.

To the International Airport ?

There is a rail link from CWL international airport which connects Rhoose Cardiff International station with Cardiff Central and Bridgend in Wales.

Some facts, address and location

Name : Cardiff Central Railway Station

Location : in the city centre located in a grade II listed building near the Millennium Stadium and not far from the Motorpoint Arena (see accommodation).

The airport is approx. 12 miles away from the city center hotels.

Address : Central Square, CF10 1EP, United Kingdom

Train Line : lies on the South Wales Main Line, Valley Lines urban rail networks.

Mainly Served by : Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western and CrossCountry.

Operated and Managed : by Arriva Trains

Ticket Office : Available

Ticket Machines : Available

Public Wi-Fi : is available

Sat Nav Postcode : CF10 1EP

Region : South Wales

Ceremonial County : South Glamorgan

Country : Wales

Nearest Hotels : in the city center on Tudor Street, Saunders Road, St Mary Street, Mill Lane, and Barry Lane.

Nearby Wood Street and St Mary Street

Bay Barrage (Cardiff Wales): dam located between Queen Alexandra Dock and Penarth Head, great for a lovely stroll.

Millennium Stadium ( Westgate St, South Glamorgan CF10 1NS, United Kingdom): national stadium of Wales, home of the Wales national rugby union team and also frequently for the Wales national football team. The stadium hosts also many other large-scale events such as music concerts.

Jacob’s Antique Market (West Canal Wharf, Wales): several floors full of bizarre antiques, including furniture, ceramics, lighting, clocks, militaria, postcards, coins, books, old movie-posters and comics.