– Compiled by Adrian Harmon & Noel Byrne, AA Roadwatch
If you are heading to Wales v Ireland on Friday 10th March, you may have a few questions: Where is the stadium? How long will it take getting there? Where’s best to park? What bus do I take? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Have a quick look below for all the info on how to get to the Millennium Stadium, hassle free.
The encounter gets underway from 8.05pm at the Millennium Stadium, which is located on Westgate St in the city centre, as you can see on the map. The stadium is within a short distance of Cardiff’s main train and bus stations.
Just in case you aren’t able to get a hold of a ticket for the match but instead you’re going to watch it in a pub nearby, check out our recommendations nearby here.
Cardiff is easily reached via the M4 and access to the stadium can be made using Gate 4 on Westgate Street in the city centre. Just keep in mind there will be road closures in place around the stadium on the day of the match which are listed below.
If you don’t fancy driving into the city, there are Park & Ride facilities available on match day which are easily accessed via J29a (Cardiff East) & J33 (Cardiff West/Cardiff City Stadium) on the M4.
The Cardiff East site will follow its normal Friday timetables until 2:30pm, then additional buses will run between the car park and the city centre before and after the match. Buses will run up to every seven minutes between 2:30pm and 7:45pm and again from 9-11pm. The cost is £10 per car.
The Cardiff West site will open at 12noon, with the first bus at 12:30pm. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 11.30pm, with the car park closing at midnight. The cost is £10 per car, or £8 if you pre-book.
The stadium is within a five minute walk of Cardiff Central Railway Station where First Great Western operates main line routes to and from England and West Wales. Local connections, operated by Arriva Trains Wales serve various nearby towns and villages. Extra services are common on match-days where high volumes of passengers are expected so for full details check with the operators by clicking the links.
Near the train station, Cardiff Central Bus Station is also within a five minute walk to the stadium via Wood Street and Westgate St. The station is the start and end of most local Cardiff Bus services. Be sure though to check their website by clicking the link for full details of services on match-day. They also have a handy app for Apple and Android, which you can use to pay for day tickets. Normal fare prices can be found here.
There will be a full city centre road closure from 6pm – 11pm
For a full road closure the following roads are closed
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