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The Under Armour Series: Wales v Australia.

The Under Armour Series: Wales v Australia. Saturday 11th November 2017

Image: Principality Stadium website

Cardiff is set to come alive with rugby fever this November, as Wales will play four games as part of the Under Armour Series at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

For more information, please visit the Principality Stadium website here.

Click on the links below to jump to the information you need:

Road Closures

Cardiff Bus

National Express

Stagecoach Bus



Park & Ride

Event Day Parking


Road Closures

Expected crowd: Over 70,000

There will be a full city centre road closure in Cardiff from 13:45 until 20:15.

The gates to the stadium will be open earlier than usual at 14:15 with kick off at 17:15.

All ticket holders are advised to plan their travel in advance and arrive in Wales and Cardiff in ample time. Please note there will be personal security checks in operation at the stadium.

Cardiff Council will re-open the roads when it is safe to do so after the event. Usually this is approximately an hour after the match has finished.

From early in the day (7am), Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare Gate 5 and protect queuing fans.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure:

  • 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 and 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 and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the 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.

Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for event parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks.

Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.

From 5:15pm until the train queues disperse, Station Terrace will be closed to traffic. Cars will be able to leave the Capitol shopping centre car park via North Edward Street/station terrace Northbound onto Newport Road/Dumphries Place.

If there are any safety concerns in connection with crowds queuing to go into the venue prior to gates opening, there may be a need to close Wood Street and Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.

If there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied. 


Cardiff Bus

There will city centre road closures between 14:30 - 21:30.

During the closure, cross-city buses will split in the city centre. 

The X59 Park & Ride will run from Dumfries Place (stop HT) all day.

Please see below the bus terminal points:

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1 and 2 ▲

Canal Street

6 (baycar) ●

Customhouse Street

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

Canal Street

8, 9 and 9A to Heath Hospital

Churchill Way

13 to Cardiff Bay and Sports Village

Canal Street

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


Greyfriars Road

44, 45, 45B

Churchill Way

49 and 50

Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Churchill Way


Greyfriars Road

54 to Cyncoed

Greyfriars Road

54 to Channel View 

Canal Street


Churchill Way 

57 and 58

Churchill Way

61 to Pentrebane 

Tudor Street

61 to Pengam Green

Churchill Way 

63 and 63A

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

X45 towards St Mellons

Churchill Way

X45 towards Cardiff Bay Retail Park

Canal Street


Dumfries Place HT (all day)


Tudor Street

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

  • On event day 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.

Please see Cardiff Bus here for more information. 

National Express

National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Stagecoach Bus

Most Stagecoach buses will start and finish at Greyfriars Road after 14:00 on Saturday.

Buses 122 / 124 after 14:00 will run via Gabalfa and not serve Castle St or Cathedral Rd for the rest of the day.

Bus 132 after 14:00 diverts via Dumfries Place to/from Lloyd George Avenue and Cardiff Bay and will return via Greyfriars Rd.

These diversions also apply to TrawsCymru T4 service.


Arriva Trains Wales

Please click here to see some travel information from Arriva Trains Wales.

Network Rail and Great Western Railway

Customers are advised that due to engineering work there are no trains travelling through or calling at Bristol Parkway on Saturday. All customers are advised to use Filton Abbey Wood station if they are travelling to the game from the Bristol area.

Before Kick off

  • There will be one train every hour from London Paddington to Cardiff Central before kick-off calling at Reading, Swindon, Filton Abbey Wood and Newport – plus an extra train at 10.45pm
  • There will be two trains per hour from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central, with two extra services running before kick-off, at 10.09am and 1.06pm
  • There will be three extra trains to Cardiff Central; one leaving Swansea at 10.41am and two from Port Talbot Parkway at 12.10pm and 2.10pm.

Additional services leaving from Cardiff Central on mainline train services after the match:

  • There will be an additional train service  to London Paddington from Cardiff Central at 7.49pm
  • There will be an additional train to Bristol Temple Meads, leaving Cardiff Central at 8.17pm
  • There will be three more trains to Swansea leaving Cardiff Central at 7.36pm, 11.16pm and 09.41pm.

Park & Ride

Cars - Park and Ride site is accessed from Junction 33 off the M4

Leckwith Park and Ride.

Drop-off point: Tresilian Way North (Rear of the train station)

Distance from city centre: 1.5 miles (10 to 15 mins)

Cost: £10 or £8 if you pre-book

To pre book your park & ride, click on https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

If you pre-book your park & ride parking space, print off the pre-booking confirmation and to staff on arrival.

Event Day Parking

Sophia Gardens (cars)

(Approximately, 0.5 mile walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2).

Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking

Getting there: Exit junction 32 of M4

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only)

Parking time: Car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 11.30pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner's risk. Cardiff Council will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to motor vehicles or personal possessions. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Civic centre (cars, mini buses and coaches)

(Approximately 0.5 miles walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2)

Civic centre Event Day Parking (cars)

Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.

Cost: £12 pre-book online or £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight. The following day is Remembrance Sunday, so road closures will be in place and no parking is allowed.

To pre-book your parking, click on to: https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium (this is available to cars only).

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (coaches and mini buses)

Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.

Cost: £20 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).

Parking time: The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.


St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 1.30pm and will re-open from 8.15pm.


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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