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Everything you need to know about car parks in Cardiff. Information includes parking locations and prices in the city centre and Cardiff Bay, plus park and ride services.
PAYING OR PRE-BOOKING YOUR PARKING
You can pay or pre-book your parking online for Cardiff Council car parks (up to 7 days in advance) or through the MiPermit Android app or iPhone app. You can also pre-book NCP car parks online, or through their NCP ParkPass app. Principality Parking offer pre-bookable spaces for selected big stadium events in the city.
PARK CARDIFF APP
If you’re driving around the city, looking for the best place to park – then you can use the Park Cardiff app, available for both Android and iPhone – to find live updates of on-street parking and car parking availability. Then just park up and buy your ticket – either on a ticket machine, or through the MiPermit app.
You can also use the Park Cardiff app to find disabled parking spaces, just bring your Blue Badge to park in these for free.
TRAVELLING TO A MAJOR EVENT?
If you’re looking for parking you can pre-book, take a look at NCP’s Rapports (12 mins walking distance from Principality Stadium), Greyfriars (13 mins), Pellet Street (15 mins), Dumfries Place (17 mins) and Knox Road (19 mins). If you’re looking to pay on the day, why not try St David’s Dewi Sant (10 mins) or Castle Mews (17 mins). None of these car parks are affected by event day road closures.
If you’re looking for park & ride, road closures and other information, keep a look out for the specific travel advice blog piece, released the week of (or week before) a major event.
DISCOUNTED NCP PARKING WITH VISIT CARDIFF
Get cheaper NCP parking in the city with Visit Cardiff! Book via the NCP ParkPass App and enter the Saver ID, VISITCARDIFF for a great discount (not available during major events). Check out the NCP car park pages below for more information.
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PARKING A LARGER OR WIDER VEHICLE?
Sophia Gardens (9 mins walking distance from Principality Stadium) is ideal for parking cars, motorhomes, coaches and vans.
PARK & RIDE
If you’re looking for our park and ride service, this currently operates for the east of Cardiff, just 5 minutes drive from J30 of the M4 motorway. During major events, there may be another different park and ride service running to accommodate event-goers.
STAYING IN THE CITY?
If you’re staying in one of our many centrally located hotels, they may be able to offer parking onsite, or discounted parking nearby.
If you’re bringing an electric car, then NCP’s Greyfrairs, Pellet Street and Dumfries Place also have charging facilities. If you’re staying at Marriott Hotel, they have charging points for guests. Additional costs might apply for this.