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A number of City centre roads will be closed on game days throughout the Autumn International Series. Please see below for information provided by each operator.


Cardiff Council: 

In order to facilitate the Wales v South Africa game (KO 17:20) at the Principality Stadium on Saturday 24th November 2018 there will be a full city centre road closure from 13:45 – 20:15 on the following roads:

  • 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 & Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents & 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 into the rear of the Central Train Station

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 


  • From early in the day Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare gate 5 and to protect queuing fans.
  • Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for concert 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 & Gorsedd Gardens Road
  • From 18:30 – until train queues disperse Station Terrace in its entirety will be closed – cars will be able to exit the Capitol Shopping centre car park via North Edward Street / Station Terrace northbound onto Newport Road / Dumfries 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 & 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.



Cardiff Bus:

Your buses will start from different city centre locations. The dates and times of these diversions are as follows:

  • Saturday 3rd November (Wales v Scotland) 11:00 to 18:30
  • Saturday 10th November (Wales v Australia) 13:45 to 21:30
  • Saturday 17th November (Wales v Tonga) 11:00 to 18:30
  • Saturday 24th November (Wales v South Africa) 13:45 to 21:30

Cardiff Bus- Autumn Internationals

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 Taffs Mead Embankment
15 Taffs Mead Embankment
17 and 18 Taffs Mead Embankment
21, 23 and 24 Greyfriars Road
25 Taffs Mead Embankment
27 Greyfriars Road
28, 28A and 28B Greyfriars Road
30 Greyfriars Road
35 Greyfriars Road
44, 45, 45B Churchill Way
49 and 50 Churchill Way
51 Churchill Way
52 Churchill Way
53 Greyfriars Road
54 to Cyncoed Greyfriars Road
54 to Channel View  Hayes Bridge Road (JH)
57 and 58 Churchill Way
61 to Pentrebane  Taffs Mead Embankment
61 to Pengam Green Churchill Way 
63 and 63A Taffs Mead Embankment
64 and 65 Taffs Mead Embankment
66 Taffs Mead Embankment
86 Greyfriars Road
91 Customhouse Street
92, 92B, 93, 94 and 94B Customhouse Street until 19:00 or Taffs Mead Embankment 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 Taffs Mead Embankment
95 to Heath Hospital Greyfriars Road
95A, 95B and 95C Taffs Mead Embankment
96 and 96A Taffs Mead Embankment
X45 towards St Mellons Churchill Way
X45 towards Cardiff Bay Retail Park Hayes Bridge Road (JH)
X59 Dumfries Place HT (all day)
X91 Taffs Mead Embankment
CCFC Shuttle Bus Taffs Mead Embankment


▲ 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.



First Cymru:

Wood Street in Cardiff will be closed for crowd control. The X2 services will divert to Tudor Street to pick up and drop off passengers during the closures.

On the dates shown below, Wood Street may close later and open earlier than scheduled. However, drivers may not be aware of this and will observe the times listed below:

  • November 3rd- 10:10 until 19:35
  • November 10th- 13:10 until 22:00
  • November 17th-10:10 until 19:35
  • November 24th- 13:10 until 22:00



Newport Bus:

The number 30 Newport to Cardiff service will terminate and depart from Greyfriars Road during the dates and times below:

Wales v Scotland Saturday 3 November 11:00 - 18:30
Wales v Australia Saturday 10 November 13:45 - 21:30
Wales v Tonga Saturday 17 November 11:00 - 18:30
Wales v South Africa Saturday 24 November 13:45 - 21:30


The X30 will operate as normal during these times.



New Adventure Travels:



Due to the Wales v South Africa Rugby event several roads will be closed in Cardiff on Saturday 24th November 2018. All Stagecoach buses will finish and start and at Greyfriars Road after 12:30pm for the rest of Saturday. 



Buses 122 and 124 will divert via North Road after 10:00am and NOT serve Cathedral Road



Bus 25 will NOT serve Cardiff Bay after 12:30pm



After 12:30pm:

TrawsCymru T4 and T14, Stagecoach 132 and X4 will leave from Bus Stop GN until 20:00, 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



Transport for Wales:

Trains in the Cardiff area will be busy all day

  • If going to the match, travel into Cardiff as early as possible
  • A post-match queue system will be in place at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen St stations.
  • Revenue Protection Officers will be patrolling the network, please ensure you have a valid ticket to travel before boarding your train.