Top Tips:

1. Plan and book - transport and accommodation in high demand so book now! Download the Cardiff 2017 Travel Guide App now for travel and accommodation advice.

2. Arrive early - plan to arrive by 10.00 (local time) if travelling by car (and coach) and 13.00 (local time) if travelling by train on Match day and to the Stadium by 17.45 (local time) as additional security checks in place. Visit the UEFA Champions Festival and enjoy everything the City has to offer.

3. Don't rush back - after the Match, transport will be exceptionally busy. Book a later ticket and enjoy the Cardiff night life.

4. Stay up to date - For the latest travel advice and information, follow us on Twitter @cardiff17travel and download and use the handy Travel Guide App.

The spectator guide is available to download in EnglishItalianSpanish and Welsh.

By Coach

A number of coach operators run services to Cardiff. This includes National Express which offer services into Cardiff from all major cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Swansea. It is a short walk between your coach and the Stadium.

Private chartered coaches are encouraged to pre-book a parking space to ensure there is no disappointment on the day!!

Alternatively download the Travel Guide App for information, options and advice on travel and accommodation for the Final.

By Train

There are two main stations in Cardiff. These are Cardiff Central Station which is located 5 minutes from the Stadium, and Cardiff Queen Street Station which is located 15 minutes from the Stadium.

Stations are expected to be very busy on Saturday 3 June so aim to arrive by 13.00 (local time) and visit the UEFA Champions Festival or enjoy the other things the City has to offer before the match. Get your rail tickets now, these can be booked here.

Alternatively download the Travel Guide App for information, options and advice on travel and accommodation for the Final.

After the Match:

  • Cardiff Central Station will be exceptionally busy, book your return time train slot now. Trains will run later to ensure you can travel to your accommodation or onward transport. There will be no services to the South Wales Valleys from Cardiff Central Station on Saturday 3 June.
  • Cardiff Queen Street Station will provide services to Local Cardiff and South Wales Valleys only after the match and is expected to be very busy.
  • Crowd management arrangements will be in place for both station to minimise long queues so allow for extra time at the station. At Cardiff Central Station, look out for the signs as you approach advising which queue to join for your destination.
  • There will be staff on hand at both stations to assist you with your journey.

By Car

Cardiff is accessible via the M4 motorway, which runs from London to South Wales. The Second Severn Crossing, which takes vehicles over the River Severn on the M4 motorway, is a toll crossing for which a fee is payable.

  • The roads into and around Cardiff will be exceptionally busy due to the number of visitors, particularly the M4 motorway. Many of the roads in central Cardiff will also be closed to enable the large number of fans to easily walk around the City.
  • Plan to have parked your car by 10.00 (local time) to ensure you do not miss any of the match.
  • Please note parking is limited, there will be no dedicated spectator parking in the city centre and event specific Park & Ride and Park & Walk facilities will be a great option. Either walk or catch the direct bus service once you have parked. Demand for parking will be very high so book your space now.  
  • After the match many roads will remain closed or be very busy so why not soak up the atmosphere in the City before heading back to the car park.
  • Remember to switch off your SatNav as you approach the City and follow the road signs for the best route to the dedicated Park & Ride and Park & Walk sites.

To book your parking space please click here.

Alternatively download the Travel Guide App for information, options and advice on travel and accommodation for the Final.

Walking & Cycling

As a compact City, Cardiff will be a great place to walk around on the day of the match.

There will be volunteers (known as Champions) on the dedicated walking routes between key points across the City to help direct you to where you want to go. Also have a look at the spectator map here.

Walking times between key points in the City include:

  • National Stadium of Wales-Cardiff Central Rail Station: About 5 minutes
  • UEFA Champions Festival-Cardiff Central Rail Station: About 25 minutes
  • Fan Meeting Points-National Stadium of Wales: About 10 minutes
  • Park & Walk Sites-Fan Meeting Points: About 25 minutes

Remember, Saturday 3 June is anticipated to be extremely busy in the city centre, even when you are walking.

Cycling will be a great way to get around throughout the Event period. However, due to the number of people in the City, cycling will be very difficult on match day itself.

Accessibility

There is accessible parking close to the Stadium. Please book this in advance here to ensure you have a space.

Alternatively there is accessible parking at Llanwern Park & Ride site. Cardiff Bay (South) Park & Walk has an accessible shuttle running into the city, book your parking space now.

If you are travelling by other public transport please check arrangements with the individual transport operator.

Information for Hospitality Guests

In addition to the Hospitality areas within the Stadium there are two main hospitality areas outside of the Stadium. The UEFA Champions Village is north of the Stadium in Coopers field, and the UEFA Football Village is within the grounds of Cardiff Castle. The hospitality areas are less than a 5 minute walk to the Stadium, a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station and a 25 minute walk from the UEFA Champions Festival at Cardiff Bay.

Information for those fans travelling through London

Transport for London is your best source of travel advice and information.

Information on late night public transport services in London for those returning to the City after the UEFA Champions League Final:

  • Local bus information is available here. Enter ‘London Paddington’ when prompted to get local information on buses to and from the Station.
  • Central London Night Bus Map is available here.
  • Information on the late night London Underground services available here including map showing what lines run on Friday and Saturday nights (Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)

Alternatively download the Travel Guide App for information, options and advice on travel and accommodation for the Final.

 

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