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Travel advice and road closures for Monster Jam at Principality Stadium

This Saturday May 18th, there will be a partial road closure in the city centre from 1.00pm until 7.00pm for the Monster Jam event at Principality Stadium. The main show will start at 3pm and will end at 5pm.

[aoa id=”1″]All ticket holders are being advised that there will be enhanced security checks when entering the stadium.Fans are strongly advised toleave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listedat principalitystadium.wales  before they travel into the city.[/aoa]

Road closures

  • 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.)
  • Dispenser Street from its junction with Clare Street.
  • Fitzhamon Embankment – access to buses and residents will be maintained.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: 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.

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.

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.

Fans are therefore urged to plan to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time, leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed via www.principalitystadium.wales


Network Rail is advising customers that there will be no significant engineering work affecting the mainline services to Cardiff.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance a to 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 are expected to be busy all day. Those travelling into the city to watch the event are advised to travel as early as possible.

There will be a full crowd management system at Cardiff Central.

Cardiff Queen Street Station will remain open during this event. For more information on Transport for Wales’ services, please visit www.tfwrail.wales/events

Event Park & Ride

Event Park & Ride is available at Leckwith and can be accessed from junction 33 off the M4 and then follow signs to the site.

To pre-book Park & Ride visit –https://zeelo.co/rides/Wales-Rugby/coaches-park-ride-and-premium-parking-for-monster-jam-16306

The drop off point is Fitzhamon Embankment.

The Park & Ride is 1.5 miles from the city centre which take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

If you pre-book, the cost is £8 or £10 payable on the day (cash only.)

Staff will arrive at the car park at 8.30am, with the site opening at 9am and the first bus leaving at 9.30am. The last bus will leave the pick up at the pick-up point at 7pm with the car park closing at 7.30pm.

Motorways and trunk roads

As with all major events, ticket holders are encouraged to plan well ahead and make allowances for busy motorways and trunk roads. The M4 corridor and Cardiff is 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 of M4.

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only.)

Parking time: Car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 6.30pm, 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 (cash only) or £12 if you pre-book. To pre-book your parking, click on to: https://zeelo.co/rides/Wales-Rugby/cars-park-ride-and-premium-parking-for-monster-jam-16305

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (coaches)

Cost: £25 payable on the day (cash only) or £25 pre-book –https://zeelo.co/rides/Wales-Rugby/coaches-park-ride-and-premium-parking-for-monster-jam-16306

Parking time: The car park opens at 7.30am and will open at 8am and all cars must be either removed or have a pay and display ticket displayed by 8am on Sunday May 19th.

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.

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.


St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 1pm, and will re-open from 7pm.


Cardiff Bus is advising all customers that services will be diverted out of the central city bus stops from 1pm until 7pm. 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.

All of the information about Cardiff Bus services can be read here –https://www.cardiffbus.com/principality-stadium

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