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Cardiff Bay Barrage has created an attractive destination for work and leisure, and its link with the River Taff and River Ely has provided another way to travel in Cardiff.

Three services run in Cardiff. Both provide regular services from Mermaid Quay. Water services include:

Cardiff Aquabus

Cardiff Aquabus runs a scheduled service from Mermaid Quay to the city centre 7 days a week with the first service leaving Mermaid Quay at 10:30 then ½ past the hour until 4.30pm.

Services depart the city centre (castle grounds) on the hour with the first leaving at 11.00 am and the last at 5pm.

Services are subject to change dependent upon river levels, flows and weather conditions.

For more information on services and routes see: T (0)29 2034 5163 or 07500 556556

Cardiff Waterbus

Cardiff Waterbus operates from Mermaid Quay to the Penarth end of the barrage only.

For more information on services, routes and fares see: T 07940 142409

Cardiff Boat Cardiff Boat waterbus offers a regular service between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff City Centre. The service departs on the hour from Cardiff Bay and on the half hour from Bute Park. The first timetabled service is at 10:00 from Cardiff Bay and the last at 16:30 from Bute Park. There is one trip from Cardiff Bay to Penarth at 17:00.

See for more details and regular service updates.