Postcode: CF10 5BZ. If you’re coming from outside Cardiff it’s easy to reach Mermaid Quay from the M4 motorway.
- Exit the M4 at Junction 29 taking the A48 (M) signposted Cardiff (E&S)/ Caerdydd (Dn a D)
- Continue onto A48
- Take exit toward Cardiff (E)/ Caerdydd (Dn)/ Docks/A4232
- Follow signs to Cardiff Bay
- Exit M4 at Junction 33 onto A4232 signposted Cardiff W/Barry/Penarth/A4232
- Follow A4232 over the River Taff Bridge
- Take the first exit over the bridge (signed Techniquest)
- Follow signs to Mermaid Quay car park.
Mermaid Quay has a 380-space, two-level visitor car park located immediately next door (entrance on Stuart Street). The car park operates on a ticketless parking system which uses the latest automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.
As you drive into the car park, the ANPR equipment will record your registration number. On your way back to your vehicle, go to one of the pay stations and type in your registration number. You will automatically be charged on the basis of the number of hours you have been parked in the car park (rounded up to the nearest hour).
At the exit, the ANPR equipment will recognise your number plate and, if you have paid, the barrier will rise automatically. If you have not paid, you will not be able to leave the car park.
DISABLED & PARENT/CHILD PARKING
The Mermaid Quay car park has 16 designated bays for disabled users and 10 ‘Parent & Child’ bays, all of which are located on the ground floor of the car park, between the exit barrier and pay stations 3-6. Full parking rates apply to these spaces, as detailed below.
Please be aware that the Mermaid Quay car park has a maximum height restriction of 2 metres.
Details of alternative disabled and other parking in Cardiff Bay can be found using the parkopedia.co.uk website.
CAR PARK TARIFF
Up to 2 hours – £3.50
Up to 3 hours – £4.50
Up to 4 hours – £5.50
Up to 5 hours – £7.00
Up to 6 hours – £8.00
Up to 8 hours – £10.00
Up to 9 hours – £11.00
Up to 12 hours – £15.00
12 – 24 hours – £20.00
Aquabus provides a waterbus service travelling from Mermaid Quay to Cardiff Castle via Penarth. The waterbus runs from the City to Mermaid Quay every hour at half past, and from Penarth to Mermaid Quay every hour at twenty minutes past. The bus has full wheelchair access, as well as level access for infirm or elderly passengers, with no steps to negotiate.
Mermaid Quay is located adjacent to the Roald Dahl Plass visitor moorings. For further information and other marine facilities please visit www.cardiffharbour.com
Cardiff Bus operates regular services to the Bay. Timetables & services are subject to alteration in line with current Covid-19 restrictions. For more information visit www.cardiffbus.com
The Baycar Bendybus operates every 30 minutes during the day Monday to Friday, and every 15 to 20 minutes on Sundays and during the evening. The service links Cardiff Bay with the city centre.
Buses operate every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays. The service runs via Queen Street Station to Cardiff Bay.
There is a frequent rail service to Cardiff Bay Station from Cardiff Queen Street Station, which is served by services throughout the South Wales Valleys and local Cardiff routes. More details here https://tfwrail.wales/destinations/cardiff-bay
There are services from across the UK to Cardiff Central Station – more details here https://tfwrail.wales/stations/cardiff-central. It is a short bus (see above) or taxi ride (see below) from Cardiff Central to Mermaid Quay, or you could pick up a Nextbike (see below) or take a 25/30 minute stroll.
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OVO BIKES (POWERED BY NEXTBIKE)
Cardiff’s Nextbike bike share scheme with pick up points across the city. Details here: https://www.nextbike.co.uk/en/cardiff/
There are a number of taxi companies serving Cardiff Bay, please see list below.
Tel: 02920 777 777
Tel: 02920 400 400
Tel: 02920 350 350