City Bay Link

Our Aquabus service links the City Centre to the Bay.

city-bay-link river Taff cruise


  • Full wheelchair, pushchair and bicycle access
  • Easy access – No steps
  • Comfortable modern bus seats
  • Very stable and safe construction – aluminum catamaran hull with a total of 8 watertight compartments
  • Modern boats, saving the environment

Easy access for all
Please note payment for this service is by cash only, on board the boat.


From the City – Castle Grounds to Mermaid Quay (on the hour)
10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00 | 17:00
From the Bay – Mermaid Quay to Castle Grounds (half past the hour)
10:30 | 11:30 | 12:30 | 13:30 | 14:30 | 15:30 | 16:30

Request stops available:

  • Channel View
  • The Barrage
  • Taff’s Mead Embankment

Call the boat on 07500 556 556

Prices, Booking and tickets:

Adults£4 | Children under 15£2
Under 3’s go free!
No charge for bicycles or pushchairs
Tickets can only be purchased on board, cash only.

Each way takes 25 minutes or 1 hour if you choose to stay on board for a relaxing 1 hour long, river cruise, back to where you boarded the boat.

See the sights

  • The Wales Millennium Center
  • The Pierhead Building
  • St Davids Hotel
  • The wetlands nature reserve
  • Cardiff Bay Barrage
  • The Cardiff Bay White Water Activity Center
  • River Taff
  • Brains Brewery
  • Principality Stadium
  • Bute Park & Cardiff Castle

We reserve the right to alter services and prices without prior notice.

Board our specially designed, wheelchair friendly Hydro 1 at the Aquabus stop ‘Castle Grounds’ on the river Taff to the west of the Castle. We sail to the Bay on the hour daily between 10am and 5pm weather permitting. It’s rare that a sailing is cancelled, even if the weather forecast looks bleak its often better in the micro-climate of the Cardiff Bay area. Enjoy an excellent trip with unique views of Cardiff the Principality Stadium from the River Taff, and the vistas across the Bay which proves time and again to be an impressive backdrop.

For more information and to check the boat’s current location
Call the boat directly on: 07500 556 556

Find Our Aquabus Stops

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Aquabus Stop