Ireland v Wales: Match Day Info
– Compiled by Adrian Harmon & Noel Byrne, AA Roadwatch
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 2.30pm 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 accesses via J29 (Pentwyn P&R (White)) & J33 (Cardiff City Stadium P&R(Yellow)) on the M4. The cost is €8 (£6) per car. The car parks will open at 9:30am, with the first bus at the same time. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 6:00pm, and the car park will close at 6:30pm.
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 that works on both Apple and Android operating systems, which you can use to pay for day tickets. Normal fare prices can be found here.
On the match-day, a full road closure will be in place from 12:30pm – 5:30pm, including:
- North Rd, from Boulevard de Nantes to Kingsway.
- Kingsway, from North Rd to Duke St.
- Cowbridge Road East from Cathedral Rd to Westgate St.
- Tudor St from Clare Rd to Wood St.
- Plantagenet St & Beauchamp St from Despenser Place to Tudor St.