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6 Nations Championship 2024 

The 25th annual 6 Nations is here! Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Italy will battle it out over 5 weeks of hotly contested matches in a bid to be crowned 2024 champions. 

On 6 Nations game days, a full city centre road closure will be in place ahead of and after the game for crowd safety.  

With tens of thousands expected to attend the games in Cardiff, public transport services will be busier than usual. During this time bus services will follow diversions and use different to normal stops. A queuing system will also be in place at Cardiff Central Station.  

 The fixtures are as follows: 

Game 

Date 

Wales vs France 

Sunday 10th March (Kick-off: 15.00pm) 

Wales vs Italy 

Saturday 16th March (Kick off: 14.15pm) 

 

Travelling to the games? 

By bus 

If you’re travelling to the games by bus, please be aware that (for safety reasons) there will be a full city centre road closure in place. This means bus services will need to divert and use different stops.  

Please check the below arrangements by operators before traveling. We will continue updating this page with more information as we receive it from operators: 

For any further help with planning your journey, you can ring our Freephone number on 0800 464 00 00 from 7am to 8pm daily. 

 

By train 

Large events at the Principality Stadium mean tens of thousands of more customers will be travelling on rail services. All services to and from Cardiff on these days will be extremely busy and, often, standing room only.  

Please check the below arrangements by operators before traveling. We will continue updating this page with more information as we receive it from operators: 

 

Transport for Wales Rail 

Cardiff Queen Street

  • Saturday 10 March - Cardiff Queen Street will close at 15:30 except for accessible access and passengers that wish to travel to Cardiff Bay

  • Saturday 16 March - Cardiff Queen Street will close at 14:45 except for accessible access and passengers that wish to travel to Cardiff Bay

Please use Cardiff Central station after this time where a post-event queue system will be in operation.

 

Adventure Travel  

Services 304 and 305 will operate via Bute Street inbound terminating at North Church Street before using Callaghan Square to access Herbert Street/Tyndall Street as normal outbound.

304 will return to Custom House Street after the closure is lifted.

Service 320 will terminate at Sophia Gardens (Cathedral Road) before turning at the bottom of Lower Cathedral Road for outbound stops from Cathedral Road.

Service C1 (inbound towards Culverhouse Cross)will serve Churchill Way as normal and also call at Bute Terrace (for Customhouse Street), before diverting via Bute Street, Callaghan Square, Penarth Road, Clare Road, Clare Street and Lower Cathedral Road then returning to route at St. David’s Hospital.

Service C1 (outbound towards Pontprennau) will serve the same route but will not service St. Davids Hospital – it will operate via Neville Street instead.

 

Cardiff Bus 

Event Date Diversion Times 
Wales Vs France

Sunday 10th March (Kick-off: 15.00pm) 

10:45 to 19:15
Wales Vs Italy 

Saturday 16th March (Kick off: 14.15pm) 

10:00 to 18:30

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1 & 2 

Canal Street

3 Canal Street
4

Tudor Street (first shelter). The bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

6 (baycar) 

Canal Street

7

Canal Street

  • Buses towards Grangetown will run from the city centre to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Philharmonic, Wood Street, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served
  • Buses towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and Mill Lane to Canal Street
8

Canal Street

  • Buses towards Grangetown will run from the city centre to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Philharmonic, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served
  • Buses towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and Mill Lane to Canal Street. Bus stops at Clare Road, Tudor Street and Wyndham Arcade will not be served

9 to/from Sports Village

Hayes Bridge Road (JH)

  • Buses from the Sports Village towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square, Lower St. Mary's Street, Mill Lane and Canal Street, terminating at Hayes Bridge Road. For connecting buses towards Heath Hospital, please go to Churchill Way. Bus stops along Clare Road, Tudor Street, Wyndham Arcade & Bute Terrace will not be served
  • Buses from the city centre towards the Sports Village will run from Hayes Bridge Road to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Wood Street, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served.

9 to/from Heath Hospital *

Churchill Way

  • Buses from Heath Hospital towards the city centre will terminate at Churchill Way. For connecting buses to the Sports Village, please go to Hayes Bridge Road (stop JH) at the side of John Lewis. Bus stops along Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street will not be served
  • Buses from the city centre towards Heath Hospital will start from Churchill Way and then follow normal route
11 *

Churchill Way (stop HL)

  • The bus stop at Hayes Bridge Road will not be served by route 11
  • Buses on their inbound journeys will not call at bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway or Hayes Bridge Road
  • Buses will start their outbound journeys from Churchill Way and then follow normal route

13

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Canton & Drope will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Wood Street, Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

17 & 18

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Canton & Ely will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

21, 23 & 24

Greyfriars Road (stop GN)

  • Route 24 inbound will enter the city centre via Lower Cathedral Road and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment. Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served

25

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via North Road and Kingsway, terminating at Greyfriars Road. Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served
  • Buses will exit the city via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Lower Cathedral Road. The outbound bus stops at Wood Street, Westgate Street and Cardiff Bridge will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or Cathedral Road instead

27

Kingsway (temporary stop at side of castle, last stop before subway)

  • Bus stops at Kingsway (inbound) and Westgate Street will not be served

28 & 29 *

Kingsway (temporary stop at side of castle, last stop before subway)

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Dumfries Place, Stuttgarter Strasse, Park Place and Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops on Kingsway, Westgate Street, Hayes Bridge Road and Lower Westgate Street will not be served

30 *

Kingsway (temporary stop at side of castle, last stop before subway)

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Dumfries Place, Stuttgarter Strasse, Park Place and Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops on Kingsway, Westgate Street, Customhouse Street and Lower Churchill Way will not be served

35

Greyfriars Road (stop GN)

  • Buses will terminate at Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served 

44 & 45 *

Churchill Way (stop HM)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Castle Street, Wyndham Arcade and Bute Terrace will not be served

49 & 50 *

Churchill Way (stop HL)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Castle Street, Wyndham Arcade and Bute Terrace will not be served

52 *

Churchill Way (stop HP)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street and Customhouse Street will not be served

57 & 58 *

Churchill Way (stop HN)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street and Customhouse Street will not be served
 
59

Churchill Way 

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street , Wyndham Arcade and Customhouse Street will not be served

61 

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Pentrebane will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

62 & 63

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Lower Cathedral Road and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses will exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street.
  • Bus stops on Wood Street, Westgate Street and Cardiff Bridge will not be served

92, 92B, 93 & 94

Tudor Street

  • Buses will start/end at Tudor Street
  • Bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

95

Tudor Street

  • Buses will start/end at Tudor Street
  • Bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

96

Tudor Street

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street and Fitzhamon Embankment, terminating at Tudor Street
  • Buses towards Barry will start from Tudor Street and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street.
  • Bus stops at Wood Street JA, Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Tudor Street or at top of Neville Street instead

* Lower St. Mary Street will remain closed after 21:00, therefore buses on services 9 (towards Heath Hospital), 11, 28, 30, 44, 45, 49, 50, 52, 57, 58 will follow their usual Saturday night diversions in the city centre from 21:00 to last bus.

 

Newport Bus 

Due to the Six Nations Wales v. Scotland rugby match at the Principality Stadium, the 30 services will operate via Dumfries Place to finish and start at Kingsway (opposite Friary Gardens/Hilton Hotel).

Bus stops on Kingsway, (o/s Hilton), Westgate Street, Customhouse Street and Lower Churchill Way will not be served

 

Stagecoach South Wales 

Wales Vs France Sunday 10 March All Day  The 26, 86X, 132 and T4 will start and finish at Greyfriars Road. The 122 will start and finish at Lower Cathedral Road.
Wales Vs Italy Saturday 16 March All Day The 26, 86X, 124, 132, 136, T4 and X3 will start and finish at Greyfriars Road. The 122 will start and finish at Lower Cathedral Road. The 124 will run via Western Avenue to/from Greyfriars Road all day and will not serve between Llandaff and Castle Street. 

   

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