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

3651 reviews 8

£ 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

2006 reviews 7.9

£ 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

3712 reviews 7.6

£ 55.25

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Jurys Inn Cardiff

CF10 3UD, Cardiff, 1 Park Place

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

4192 reviews 8.2

£ 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

2253 reviews 8.2

£ 1.00

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Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

CF10 1RH, Cardiff, Station Approach, Saunders Road

This design-led hotel has an excellent location in central Cardiff, and gives views across the city. Stylish rooms offer free Wi-Fi, just 100 metres from Cardiff Central Railway and Bus Station. Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff has... read more

3233 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

2279 reviews 8.2

£ 37.62

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ibis Cardiff Centre

CF10 2HA, Cardiff, Churchill Way

Set in Cardiff’s vibrant centre, this hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Arena. It offers modern rooms with satellite TV, and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Free fibre WiFi is available. The property... read more

4329 reviews 7.6

£ 35.00

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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

5017 reviews 7.7

£ 1.00

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Cardiff Sandringham Hotel

CF10 1PL, Cardiff, 21 St Mary Street

In the heart of Cardiff city centre, this family-run hotel offers free high-speed Wi-Fi. Cardiff Central Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away. Each room at Cardiff Sandringham Hotel has an LCD flat-screen TV with... read more

2198 reviews 8.3

£ 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

4096 reviews 7.7

£ 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

4662 reviews 7.7

£ 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

3283 reviews 7.7

£ 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

4216 reviews 8.4

£ 71.20

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The Riverhouse

CF11 6AN, Cardiff, 59 Fitzhamon Embankment

With free Wi-Fi and breakfast, The Riverhouse sits on the banks of the River Taff, with views of the Millennium Stadium in the centre of Cardiff. The eco-friendly bed and breakfast offers continental breakfasts and... read more

896 reviews 9.1

£ 34.00

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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

5946 reviews 8.5

£ 52.73

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Austins Guest House

CF11 6LJ, Cardiff, 11, Coldstream Terrace

Situated 300 metres from Cardiff Castle, this guest house is a 10-minute walk along the river from the bus and train stations. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and Cardiff International Airport is 14... read more

1114 reviews 8.2

£ 28.45

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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

6652 reviews 7.7

£ 26.00

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Dray Court

CF10 1FG, Cardiff, 2 Dray Court

Featuring a balcony with city views, a restaurant and a bar, Dray Court can be found in Cardiff, close to Principality Stadium and less than 1 km from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. The property, housed in... read more

26 reviews 6

£ 70.00

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Situated in Cardiff and only 400 metres from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Stunning Spacious City Apartment with free parking features accommodation with city views, free WiFi and free private parking. It is located 1.8 km from... read more

132 reviews 9.8

£ 1.00

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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

4155 reviews 9.1

£ 56.00

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Sky Night Serviced Apartments


Located in Cardiff, Sky Night Serviced Apartments provides city views and free WiFi, 100 metres from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff and 300 metres from University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus. Each unit comes with a... read more

368 reviews 8.5

£ 98.10

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Castell Haven Studio

CF10 1PU, Cardiff, Flat 2 28 High Street 1st Floor

Situated in the centre of Cardiff, just 200 metres from Principality Stadium and 400 metres from St David's Hall, Castell Haven Studio features accommodation with city views and free WiFi. Housed in a building dating... read more

81 reviews 9.2

£ 85.50

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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

157 reviews 8.4

£ 1.00

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Staybridge Suites - Cardiff, an IHG Hotel

CF10 4EE, Cardiff, Longueil Close

Set in Cardiff, less than 1 km from University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus, Staybridge Suites - Cardiff, an IHG Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge and a... read more

192 reviews 9.2

£ 1.00

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Convenient 1 Bedroom Apartment

CF11 6JU, Cardiff, 119 Penarth Road

Set less than 1 km from Principality Stadium, a 14-minute walk from St David's Hall and 1.1 km from Cardiff Castle, Convenient 1 Bedroom Apartment provides accommodation situated in Cardiff. This property is 1.2 km... read more

24 reviews 6.8

£ 1.00

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The Overstone At Cardiff Bay

CF10 5NT, Cardiff, 80 Overstone Court

Offering free WiFi and free private parking, The Overstone At Cardiff Bay is set in Cardiff, just less than 1 km from Cardiff Bay. The property is 1.4 km from St David's Hall and 1.5... read more

7 reviews 9.4

£ 1.00

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Luxury 2bed Apartment in City Centre

CF11 6JT, Cardiff, 103 Penarth Road Flat 1

Offering a garden and garden view, Luxury 2bed Apartment in City Centre is situated in Cardiff, 800 metres from Principality Stadium and 1.1 km from St David's Hall. The property is 1.1 km from Cardiff... read more

2 reviews 7.5

£ 1.00

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MillView - Luxury 4 Bedroom Penthouse in Cardiff

CF11 6AR, Cardiff, 21 Fitzhamon Embankment

MillView - Luxury 4 Bedroom Penthouse in Cardiff has a balcony and is located in Cardiff, within just 300 metres of Principality Stadium and 600 metres of Cardiff Castle. The accommodation is 700 metres from... read more

0 reviews 0

£ 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.