UEFA Road Closures


Cardiff will play host to the eagerly anticipated UEFA Champions League Finals this June.

Paired with the UEFA Champions Festival from 1-4 June the event is expected to attract the largest crowd the city has ever seen.

As to be expected, Cardiff has put in place precautions to manage crowd control and minimise security risks. This includes the closure of certain roads throughout the city centre over the duration of the event.

The map below shows the extent of the road closures within the city and the dates that the closures will be in effect.

As a result of the road closures parking arrangements will be different from 1st-4th June. There will be some restrictions in the amount of parking available so it’s advised that you plan ahead.

Car Parking on Saturday 3rd June 2017

  • Cardiff West (Leckwith) Park & Ride site, which is usually open on a Saturday, will be closed on Saturday 3 June due to the Event.

  • Cardiff East (Pentwyn) Park & Ride will be open, however it is expected to be exceptionally busy with football fans.

  • County Hall (Cardiff Bay) will be open as usual, however it is expected to be exceptionally busy with football fans.

  • Additional parking is being made available for event goers in Cardiff Bay (South) but again this is expected to be exceptionally on the day of the match.

Public Transport

Public transport services are expected to be at their busiest over this period and timetables could be impacted due to the sheer volume of people attending the event.

Full details regarding timetables and route changes will be available closer to the date from your transport operator.

There will be a number of changes to the way in which Cardiff train stations operate over the course of the event.

On Saturday 3rd June Cardiff Central Station will be open for mainline services towards London, the Midlands and West Wales only. Customers for Local Cardiff and South Wales Valleys services are to use Queen Street Station as local services will not stop at Cardiff Central Station after 19:00.

There will be a post-match crowd management arrangement in place at Cardiff Central Station once the UEFA Champions League Final has finished to avoid queues. There will be signs as you approach the station advising you which queue to join for your destination.

Cardiff Bay Station will be open throughout the duration of the event, however, services will be exceptionally busy with visitors travelling to the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay, so it is recommended to walk if possible.

Ninian Park and Grangetown Stations will both be open on Thursday 1st June. However, these stations are also expected to be exceptionally busy due to the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final taking place at Cardiff City Stadium.

The coach station at Sophia Gardens will be closed on Saturday 3rd June. National Express will drop off and pick up at Cathedral Road instead.

Cardiff Airport will be open, however as expected it will be much busier than usual on Saturday 3rd June.

As Dumballs Road will be closed on Saturday 3rd June it is advised that guests staying in Cardiff Bay take the opportunity over the period to walk or cycle those shorter journeys to experience the UEFA Champions League atmosphere.

In preparation for your arrival over the UEFA weekend make sure to plan ahead and check if your journey will be affected.

If it is essential that you travel on the Saturday, please allow plenty of extra time for your journey and ensure you travel earlier in the day, especially if you are planning to travel by car as roads coming in and out of Cardiff will be extremely busy.