The Ospreys take on the Dragons at 3pm and Scarlets welcome the Cardiff Blues at 5.15pm as the two teams from the West play host for the first time in the eight year history of the event.
JDVIII sees both Ospreys and Scarlets nominated as the ‘home side’ in the climactic, potentially season-defining, clashes for the first time – meaning their players transfer to the more commonly used international dressing rooms on the ‘tunnel’ side of the Stadium.
How to find us
Cardiff Central is the nearest station to the Stadium and operates mainline services from West Wales, the Midlands, the South Coast and London. Cardiff Queen Street Station is a 15 minute walk to the east of the Stadium and offers local rail services across Cardiff and from the South Wales Valleys.
A queuing system is generally in operation at Cardiff Central Station after each event so please check the Transport for Wales website before travelling for further information. When arriving from Cardiff Central station passengers should bear left along Wood Street for Gates 5, 6 and 7 or bear right along Wood Street to Westgate Street for Gates 4, 3, 2 continuing around to Gate 1 on Castle Street.
Travel to the Under Armour series with Zeelo
Zeelo is offering hassle-free matchday coach travel from £10 return. They are running routes from five routes across Wales and the South West to Cardiff City Centre.
Bringing fans from all over Wales directly to Principality Stadium to watch the rugby. Your matchday experience begins as you leave your front door. Zeelo uses ticket data to bring you a pickup location as convenient as possible for you. Enjoy comfortable travel on executive coaches with other like-minded fans as you head direct to the stadium.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your location? You can register interest in a new location and, if the demand is there, we will be sure to put a service on. If you would like a vehicle all to yourself we also offer private coach hire for all your needs.
You can travel to Cardiff by coach from most UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. There are also with regular buses services between most town/cities in Wales if you staying outside of Cardiff.
Cardiff Central Bus Station is a five minute walk from the stadium, passengers exit the bus station and bear left along Wood Street for Gates 5, 6 and 7 or bear right along Wood Street to Westgate Street for Gates 4, 3, 2 continuing around to Gate 1 on Castle Street. Coach parking on event days is usually located at Sophia Gardens which is just a five minute walk away, following the river.
Cardiff’s location on the M4 corridor makes it easily accessible by car and is within two hours drive of London and the East Midlands. There is no dedicated spectator car parking at, or near, the stadium or matches days but there is plenty of parking available in the City Center itself.
We would advise spectators take advantage of the Park and Rides available on events days located at Leckwith. You can book these locations and others in advance by going to the relevant Events page.
If you live in or are staying in Cardiff then walking to the stadium may be your best option as local transport systems can be very busy on event days. If you are staying in Cardiff Bay you can also take a boat taxi to the City Centre.
Principality Stadium is located within 30 minutes’ drive of Cardiff Airport and 45 minutes’ drive of Bristol Airport. An express bus service (T9) operates directly from the terminal to the City Centre.
A short shuttle bus journey connects the Airport to the train station at Rhoose, which is a 30-minute rail journey to Cardiff Central Station.