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TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT - APRIL UPDATE
It’s important to plan your journey into and around Cardiff well in advance as capacity on public transport will be reduced. Ensure you visit the transport provider’s website and double check the timetable for any changes before setting off.
Please read over the statements from individual transport providers below.
Planning to use public transport to travel in and around the city centre? As Coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, please double check Traveline Cymru’s dedicated Coronavirus page for all the latest changes to bus and rail timetables. You can also give the Traveline Cymru team a ring on 0800 464 00 00 from 7am to 8pm daily to ask any of your public transport related questions.
Please be a responsible traveller by following all travel safety guidelines, wearing a face covering (unless exempt) and respecting your fellow passengers and transport staff.
Cardiff Bus are ready to get you back on the move with clean and frequent buses. Additional measures have been put in place on board including a rigorous cleaning regime and reduced capacity, but please do your bit by wearing a face covering for the duration of your journey, unless you’re exempt.
Use the journey planner tool or the Cardiff Bus app to find the route and times to suit you.
Following the announcement that non-essential retail can open we’ve increasing the frequency of our services from 28 March 2021. All services will return to the same timetables that were in place before the last lockdown. Please see all the timetables here.
From 12th April, all school and college journeys will resume, please see here for all the details. We still have limited capacity on buses in South Wales to allow for social distancing. Please see here for all the details.
If you’re travelling in or out of Cardiff on Transport for Wales services, you must wear a face covering at all times when travelling (unless exempt) and stick to the social distancing guidelines on train and at station.
For contactless travel, book your tickets in advance either on the website of the TFW Rail app. You can also plan your journey around how busy your train usually is. The Transport for Wales Capacity Checker helps give an indication of the trains that are often full and the ones with plenty of seats available, so you can decide the best time for your journey.
Travel with confidence – wear a face covering, wash your hands and travel at quieter times. To find out more visit the website.
TRAVELLING IN BY CAR?
All visitors travelling by car from the east of the city and want to park in the city centre are advised to access the multi-storey car parks via Dumphries Place, Fitzalan Place, Adam Street and Bute Terrace. Visitors are advised that Station Terrace cannot be used by private cars, as only buses and taxis are allowed to use this route.
Visitors accessing the city centre from the west are advised to travel via the Link Road (A4232) and then onto Central Link and follow the same route to the multi-storey car parks as explained above.
Park & Ride facility
The Park & Ride facility at Pentwyn will be open to the public from Monday April 12th. To access the facility from the east, come off the M4 at Junction 28, take the second exit and follow the road signs to the Park & Ride car park. The directions to the facility can be viewed here.
Those travelling from the west are able to use the Park & Stride facility at County Hall. Just park your car in the car park free and walk up Lloyd George Avenue to the city centre.
Parking in the city centre:
All the multi-storey car parks in the city centre will be opened on Monday, April 12th, but there may be a reduced capacity to ensure compliance with COVID regulations.
All council on-street pay & display parking are also available for the public to use, and visitors are encouraged to find an on-street car parking space by using the Smart Parking app, which can be downloaded from Google Play here.