Park & Ride
Cardiff is a terrific city, whether you work there most days, pop in for shopping or like to take advantage of all the great events the city hosts. But more and more cars clogging up the city centre streets can spoil the very place we’ve come in to enjoy. Cardiff has 3 separate Park and Ride sites at:
- Cardiff East (just off the A48 at CF23 8HH) open Mondays to Sundays
- Cardiff West (Cardiff City Stadium CF11 8AZ) currently CLOSED
- Cardiff South (County Hall CF10 4UW) open Saturdays
Customers boarding at the Park & Ride sites in Cardiff will need to pay with either correct change (exact fare), contactless payment or on the app (payment via the Cardiff Bus app available at Park & Ride Cardiff East only). Only Park & Ride tickets can be used for travel to/from Park & Ride sites.
Cardiff East is located just off the A48 and can be easily accessed from either east or west on the M4. From the East, come off at junction 29 of the M4, take second exit and follow signs for Park and Ride car park. From the West, come off at junction 30 of the M4, take third exit on the first roundabout and then the second exit on the next. At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A48 heading towards the city centre. Take the first exit on the A48 and follow signs to the car park.
- Route X59
- Route H59 operates every 10 minutes to UHW Heath Hospital (Mondays to Fridays).
to the city centre
It makes a lot of sense, there's plenty of room to park and the X59 shuttle buses will whisk you in to the city centre in about 18 minutes. We drop you off and pick you up again right in the heart of the city centre at Dumfries Place – what could be easier? Prices for paying by cash (exact fare only) or contactless are:
'Early Bird' Commuter ticket before 08:30 (Monday to Friday only)
- £2.20 per car for one person in a car before 08:30 Mon to Fri
- £3.30 per car for 2 or more people in a car before 08:30 Mon to Fri
After 08:30 (Monday to Friday), all day Saturday & Sunday
- £4.40* per car for one person in a car
- £5.50* per car for 2 or more people in a car
You can also buy tickets on our app - with multi-buy options for commuters.
Fancy visiting Cardiff Bay?
Ask for a 'park, ride and explore the bay' ticket which includes a return trip to Cardiff Bay on the baycar (service 6) as well as your park & ride fare for just £6.
* A special fare and extra buses operate for certain events in the city, see below for more details
to UHW Heath Hospital
Buses run between Park & Ride Cardiff East and UHW Heath Hospital between 06:30 and 23:00 Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). This service is fully supported by Cardiff & Vale NHS Board and is free to use. For staff, please show your ID card to the driver.
The last bus from UHW Heath Hospital is at 23:00. The site is closed and locked after the last bus has arrived, just after 23:10.
Customers travelling from St Edeyrns or Pontprennau to UHW Heath Hospital can purchase a day to go ticket on service X59 to the Park & Ride site, then hop on board the H59 to the hospital and back again.
> Park & Ride West is currently closed due to Covid-19 <
> Park & Ride South will be open on Saturdays throughout November & December, commencing Saturday 14 November 2020 (excluding Boxing Day)<
Cardiff South Park & Ride is located at Cardiff County Hall and is easily located from east or west of the M4. From the East, come off at junction 29 of the M4 onto the A48(M), take the 3rd exit and follow signs for Park and Ride to Cardiff Bay. From the West, come off at junction 33 of the M4 and follow the A4232 to Cardiff Bay. Take a left as you come out under the Butetown Tunnel and another immediate left before turning right into County Hall.
Buses operate from the County Hall to Canal Street (rear of Central Library and next to John Lewis), and will take you into the heart of the city centre in about 8 minutes and operate every 15 minutes on Saturdays. The price for car parking and return bus ticket is:
- £3.00 per car