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Sat 03 Nov, 14:45
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Wales v Scotland

Wales and Scotland will make history by facing each other in an autumn Test in 2018.

Price: from £25-75

Information

The Doddie Weir Cup will be at stake in honour of the former Scotland and British & Irish Lion second row who has Motor Neurone Disease.

The two celtic rivals have played each other only once before outside a tournament - a 2003 World Cup warm-up clash which Wales won 23-9.

Gates will open at 11.45am, with a full city centre road closure between 11.15am and 5.45pm.

Enhanced security measures will be in place at Principality Stadium so all those that are coming to Cardiff to watch the game are strongly advised to leave plenty of time to get into the city and into the stadium.

Rugby fans are strongly advised to leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed at principalitystadium.wales  before they travel into the city.

Road closures
From early in the day, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare Gate 5 and protect queuing fans.
The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure:
· Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
· Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
· Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
· Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
· Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
· Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
· Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
· The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.

Additions: 
Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for event parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks.

Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.
From 5pm, Station Terrace will be closed. Cars will be able to exit the Capitol Shopping Centre car park via North Edward Street/Station terrace – northbound onto Newport Road/Dumphries place.

Please note: 
If there are any safety concerns in connection with crowds queuing to go into the venue prior to gates opening, there may be a need to close Wood Street and Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.

If there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied.

Trains
Network Rail are advising customers that there are no planned engineering works in Wales, so there are no planned interruptions on the London to Cardiff rail line.

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol area, so passengers travelling from the South of England to Wales via Bristol Temple Meads will have to get a replacement bus to Bristol Parkway to continue their travel to Cardiff.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance at www.nationalrail.co.uk or by calling Travel Line Cymru on 0800 464 0000.

Transport for Wales is advising all customers that trains in the Cardiff area will be busy all day. Those travelling into the city to watch the match are advised to travel as early as possible. There will be a post-match queue system in place at both Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street. For more information on Transport for Wales’ services, please visit www.tfwrail.wales/events 

After the match, fans wanting to travel home on local Cardiff and Valleys services are asked to use Cardiff Queen Street. Customers for main line services including Ebbw Vale and Maesteg services are to use Cardiff Central.

Event Park & Ride – Wilcox House off Ferry Rd Interchange on Dunleavy Drive (CF11 0BA)
The Event Park & Ride for Wales vs Scotland is at Wilcox House on Dunleavy Dr (Cardiff Bay) which is 3.5 miles from the stadium.
Getting there – Exit Junction 32 off the M4
Cost - £10 payable on the day at the car park (cash only)
Drop off point – Tresillian Way North, rear of Central Train Station.
Opening times – Car park opens at 8.30am with the first bus at 9:00am and closes at 7.00pm with the last bus leaving the City Centre at 6:30pm.

Motorways and trunk roads
As with all major events, ticket holders are encouraged to plan their travel well ahead and make allowances for busy motorways and trunk roads. The M4 corridor and approaches to Cardiff are expected to be very busy.

Event Day Parking
Sophia Gardens (cars)
(Approximately, 0.5 mile walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2).

Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking
Getting there: Exit junction 32 off the M4
Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only)
Parking time: Car park opens at 8am and closes at 12 midnight.
Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 5.30pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner's risk. Cardiff Council will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to motor vehicles or personal possessions. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (cars)
Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.
Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only).
Parking time: The car park opens at 8am and either have to be removed or a pay and display ticket has to be put on the vehicle from 8am on Sunday November 4th.

Can you cycle or walk?
Those who live locally in Cardiff may want to travel by bicycle or walk. Research shows us that 52% of car trips made in the Welsh capital are less than 5km. This is a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes.
We also know that 28% of Cardiff residents who currently do not cycle would like to do so.
When the roads are congested this makes cycling an even more attractive option as travel by bicycle would be quicker than a car during rush hours or during big events.

Shopping Parking

Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall. Or city centre car parks are also available: North Road Car Parks, St David's Shopping Centre, John Lewis, Capitol Shopping Centre, and NCP (Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road)

Disabled parking
Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks.
Please check individual websites for availability.

Taxis
St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will close at 11.15 am and will re-open from 5.45pm

Bus
Local buses:
 
Buses will be diverted out of the central city bus stops. Buses displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the east, Greyfriars Road for the north or Tudor Street for the west. 
Please visit the relevant bus operator's website for more information about your specific bus route.

National Express:
 
National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Hospitality

Official Hospitality Packages are available from 02920 822 413
Event hospitality

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Tickets

On Sale Now
Public Sale
Tickets available, including in the non-alcohol zone
£25- £75

How to find us

Rail Coach Road Walking Air

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 Arriva Trains 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.

Find out more.

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.