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Six Nations Wales Rugby

RBS Six Nations. Wales v Ireland, 10th March 2017

Kick off: 20:05

Always a highlight on the sports calendar, Wales will be taking on Ireland as part of the RBS Six Nations Championship at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff!

The city is sure to be busy, so make sure you have your tickets and head to the Capital to soak up the atmosphere during the match.

For more information on this year's Six Nations Championship, please visit the RBS Six Nations website here.

Please see details below from operators for their arrangements on match day, along with details on road closures.

Road closures

There will be a full city centre road closure in place from 6pm - 11pm to facilitate the event.

Road will be busy with rush hour traffic causing additional congestion - so everyone is being advised to plan their journey in and out of the city in advance.

Full City Centre road closure from 6pm until 11pm:

  • Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street
  • Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents & traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents & traders will be permitted)
  • Saunders Road from the junction with St Mary Street
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length
  • Penarth Road from the junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the back of the Cardiff Central Train station
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: - Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road
  • Sophia Gardens is available for event day parking and spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Access to the Civic centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for match-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. The roads affected include, King Edward V11 Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.

Please click here to see further details and arrangements.


Arriva Trains Wales

Please see the Arriva Trains Wales website here for full information.

  • All services into Cardiff will be extremely busy throughout the day.
  • Plan your journey to arrive at least 3 hours in advance of kick-off.
  • Buy your ticket (a return if needed) before you board where ticket purchasing facilities are available.  Revenue Protection Teams will be patrolling the network both before and after the game.
  • All available trains will be in service and thousands of extra spaces will be provided. However, train services will be extremely limited after 22:00 and customers are advised to check their travel plans home and to return directly to Cardiff Central station after the game where a post-match queuing system will be in place.
  • Cardiff Queen Street entrance will be closed at 21:20
  • Due to extra capacity being added to late night services on Friday, early morning local Cardiff and Valley services on Saturday 11th March will be affected. Please check your journey plans for travel before 08:00  A summary of the first morning services can be found here.

Please click here for the Wales v Ireland Queuing Map.

A queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central station after the game. Please see Arriva Trains Wales' video below for advice on their post-event queuing system:

Cardiff Bus

Cardiff Bus services will divert and use different stops from 18:00 until the end of service.

Customers wishing to catch the bus during these times can do so from the bus stops below:

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1 and 2

Canal Street

6 (baycar)

Customhouse Street


Canal Street

8, 9 and 9A to Cardiff Bay or Sports Village

Canal Street

9C towards Channel View

Tudor Street

8, 9 and 9A to Heath Hospital

Churchill Way


Tudor Street


Churchill Way

13 to Cyncoed

Greyfriars Road

13 to Drope

Tudor Street


Tudor Street

17 and 18

Tudor Street

21, 23 and 24

Greyfriars Road


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

28, 28A and 28B

Greyfriars Road


Greyfriars Road

35 and 36

Greyfriars Road

44, 45, 45B and X45

Churchill Way

49 and 50

Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Greyfriars Road


Churchill Way

57 and 58

Churchill Way


Tudor Street

62 and 63

Tudor Street

64 and 65

Tudor Street


Tudor Street


Greyfriars Road

92, 92B, 93, 94 and 94B

Customhouse Street or Tudor Street after 19:00.

95 to Barry

Tudor Street

95 to Heath Hospital

Greyfriars Road

95A, 95B and 95C

Tudor Street

96 and 96A

Tudor Street


Tudor Street

On event days services 1 and 2 do not serve the rear of Central Railway Station (Stop JM & JN) from the time roads are closed.

On event days, the baycar runs between City Centre (Customhouse Street – JG) and Cardiff Bay only and does not serve the city centre loop or rear of Central Railway Station (stop JM) from the time roads are closed.

Cardiff East Park & Ride

The Park & Ride site will follow its normal Friday timetables until 14:30, then additional buses will run between the Park & Ride site and the city centre before and after the match.  Buses will run up to every 7 minutes between 14:30 and 19:45 and again between 21:00 – 23:00.

Last bus from the city centre (Churchill Way): 23:00
Fare: £10 per car

The site will be closed and locked after the last bus.

Stagecoach Bus

Stagecoach buses will start and terminate at Greyfriars Road after 16:00

Buses 122 and 124 after 16:00 will not serve Cathedral Road, but will run via North Road to and from Greyfriars Road.



Want to travel to this event?

Please see below some helpful links to get you started in planning your journey to the event. Using public transport services in the area can be a great way to make your way there and save the worry of bringing your car.

Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.

Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.

Car Share

If you’re thinking of taking your car to an event, you can share your journey with others by logging onto Share Cymru. Here, you will have the option to offer a lift or request one, and find a match for your journey.

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