Buy Train Tickets and Travel Advice for National Eisteddfod at Cardiff Bay, 3 – 11 August 2018


Travelling by Train to the Maes

Search and buy train tickets from any UK station to Cardiff Bay station by visiting the Arriva Trains Wales website www.buytickets.arrivatrainswales.co.uk* or by downloading the ATW App* app.arrivatrainswales.co.uk.

Arriva Trains Wales do not charge booking fees, credit card free and offer free delivery by post or you can pick up at your local station with a Ticket Vending Machine, eTicket or mTicket.


Which Ticket Should I Buy?

Arriva Trains Wales have a range of train tickets from your local station to Cardiff Bay that will suit your needs:


Visiting the Maes for the day

Arriva Trains Wales have a range of Advance Purchase and Anytime Day return tickets available from your local station to Cardiff Bay. With regular connecting services between Cardiff Central station to Cardiff Bay station, you can travel door to door by train.

The best value tickets are our Advance purchase tickets if you are travelling long distance to Cardiff. Find out more about Arriva Trains Wales Advance Tickets here: https://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/advance/.

Search train times and buy train tickets to Cardiff Bay by visiting https://www.buytickets.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/ or by downloading the ATW App app.arrivatrainswales.co.uk


Visiting the Maes for multiple days

If you plan to visit the Maes by train for multiple days, you can save 16% by buying Arriva Trains Wales’ Mobile Multiflex product. A Mobile Multiflex is a reduced cost pack of 12 mTickets that enable you to select six train journeys each way between two applicable stations.

For more details, visit https://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/mobile-multiflex/

Search and buy Mobile Multiflex to Cardiff Bay by downloading the ATW App app.arrivatrainswales.co.uk.


Exploring Cardiff and Penarth

If you’re staying in Cardiff for the duration of the Eisteddfod and plan to explore Cardiff and Penarth, the Explore the Capital ticket gives you unlimited train travel for the day.

More details can be found here: https://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/explore-the-capital/


Check Your Journey Before You Travel

There are no planned service changes to Arriva Trains Wales services between 3 – 11 August however Arriva Trains Wales advise all passengers to check their journey before they travel. All live service information is available on their website and at stations.

Visit the Arriva Trains Wales Journey Check website* www.journeycheck.com/atw before you start and during your journey to check the status of your service.

You can also set up an email alert about your service by registering for our Journey Check Alerts service* www.journeycheck.com/atw

Passenger Assistance on train

If you require assistance, please call Arriva Trains Wales Passenger Assist Team on 033 300 50 501. Further information on Arriva Trains Wales Passenger Assistance is available here: www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/assisted-travel.


Contacting Arriva Trains Wales

If you need to contact Arriva Trains Wales about your train journey to Cardiff Bay / Maes, please visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/contactus/


*Online Booking Engine, ATW App, Journey Check and Journey Check Alerts is only available in English.