There will be a full city centre closure in place across Cardiff when Wales play England (February 23rd) and Ireland (March 16th) at the Principality Stadium.
Please see below for a full list of road closures and details of service diversions. We will update this information as and when we receive it from operators.
Wales vs Ireland- Saturday 16th March: Full city centre road closure from 11:15 - 17:45 (KO-14:45)
For a full road closure the following roads are closed:
The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle Street, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street & Scott Road
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 & Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.
If there are any safety concerns in connection with the Central Station & Queen Street Station queuing systems, then in Station Terrace, Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Custom House Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied.
Please also note that following the removal of the event closure the night-time closure of the Lower end of St Mary St, from its junction with Wood St / Westgate St to the junction with Mill Lane will remain in place, meaning that it will be implemented earlier than normal at 17:45 (16th)
Park & Ride Cardiff West, Leckwith – Post code: CF11 8EG
Getting there: Access from Junction 33 of the M4, then follow signage to site on Leckwith Road
Distance from City centre / Principality Stadium: 1.5miles (10-15mins)
Cost: £10 payable on the day at the car park (cash only) or £8 pre-book – If you pre-book you will be required to PRINT AND HAND TO THE SELLER YOUR PRE-BOOKING CONFIRMATION, without this printed confirmation you will be required to pay cash on the day.
Drop-off Point: Tresillian Way North, rear of Railway Station
The car park will have a staff presence from 8:30am, will open at 9:00am, with the first bus at 9:00am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 9:00pm, with the car park closing at 9:30pm.
Your buses will start from different city centre locations. The dates and times of these diversions are as follows:
Wales vs Ireland (Saturday 16th March)- 11:00-18:30*
*please note that the Fri/Sat night diversions will come into place from 18:30 on this date (normally 22:00)
|Route Number||City Centre Terminal Point|
|1 and 2 ▲||Hayed Bridge Road (JH)|
|6 (baycar) ●||Customhouse Street|
|8, 9 and 9A to Cardiff Bay or Sports Village||Hayes Bridge Road (JH)|
|8, 9 and 9A to Heath Hospital||Churchill Way|
|13 to Cardiff Bay and Sports Village||Hayes Bridge Road (JH)|
|13 to Drope||Tudor Street|
|17 and 18||Tudor Street|
|21, 23 and 24||Greyfriars Road|
|28, 28A and 28B||Greyfriars Road|
|44, 45, 45B||Churchill Way|
|49 and 50||Churchill Way|
|54 to Cyncoed||Greyfriars Road|
|54 to Channel View||Hayes Bridge Road (JH)|
|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|
|91*||Customhouse Street (*runs during summer months only)|
|92, 92B, 93, 94 and 94B||Customhouse Street until 19:00 or Tudor Street after 19:00 until end of closure Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays buses arrive and depart from Tudor Street all day.|
|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||Hayes Bridge Road (JH)|
|X59||Dumfries Place HT (all day)|
|CCFC Shuttle Bus||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.
Wales vs Ireland (Saturday 16th March)- 10:45-18:15
The X2 services will divert to Tudor Street to pick up and drop off passengers during the closures.
The 30 Newport to Cardiff service will terminate and depart from Greyfriars Road from 13:15-20:00
After 20:00 the services will follow the normal Friday and Saturday night diversions through the City Centre (normally from 22:00).
On Saturday the 16th of March 2019, Wales will be taking on Ireland in the 6 nations tournament. As as result, services will be diverted all day until the end of service.
The services will stop at any official stop along the diversion route. For more detail about which routes the services will take, please click here.
Wales vs Ireland- Saturday 16th March
All Stagecoach buses will finish and start and at Greyfriars Road all day.
Buses 122 and 124 will run via Gabalfa and NOT serve Cathedral Road or Castle Street for the rest of the day.
Buses 25 and 132 will NOT serve Lloyd George Avenue and Cardiff Bay.
TrawsCymru T4 and T14, Stagecoach 132 and X4 will leave from Bus Stop GN until 20:00 hrs, Bus Stop GJ thereafter.
Stagecoach 25, 26 and X3 will leave from Bus Stop GH
Stagecoach 122, 124, 136 will continue to leave from Bus Stop GE
Wales vs Ireland- Saturday 16th March
Please click here to see the ‘Cardiff Central Queue Map’ In place for the game.
Please click here to see the ‘Cardiff Central to Cardiff Queen Street Station Walking Map’.