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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:

From Sunday 31st of March, our Park & Ride services will not give change.  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)

Park & Ride East logoCardiff East - CF23 8HH

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 X59to 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 and depart every 15 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.

Click here to see the Park & Ride East X59 timetable.

* A special fare and extra buses operate for certain events in the city, see below for more details

Route H59to UHW Heath Hospital

Buses run between Park & Ride Cardiff East and UHW Heath Hospital between 06:30 and 22:50 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 22:50. The site is closed and locked after the last bus has arrived, just after 23:00.

Click here to see the Heath Hospital H59 timetable.

Principality Stadium logoEvent days at Principality Stadium

Any additional Park & Ride services from East Park & Ride to the city centre for events at the Principality Stadium will be listed here, nearer the time of the event. 

Cardiff University logoCardiff University Open Days

Parking around Cardiff University is limited, so why not park and ride instead? On University Open Days we run additional, frequent buses from 08:00 until 16:30, which will take you from East Park & Ride to the University entrance at Park Place, and back again. The price to park your car and for return bus ticket is only £7. The dates for University Open Days in 2019 are:

  • Saturday 14th September
  • Saturday 26th October

Last bus from the University to East Park & Ride is at 16:30, however if you want to stay longer and enjoy a visit to the city centre and its attractions, you can also use your ticket to catch the X59 Park & Ride bus from Dumfries Place HV to East Park & Ride. The last X59 bus from Dumfries Place is at 19:30, Monday to Friday, and 19:00 on Saturday.

Park & Ride West Logo Cardiff West - CF11 8AZ

Cardiff West Park & Ride is located at the Cardiff City Stadium and is easily found from junction 33 of the M4 take the A4232 - head for the city centre and follow the Park and Ride signs.

Routes 95A & 95B operate from the Cardiff City Stadium to Wood Street. Buses will drop you into the heart of the city centre in about 10 minutes and operate 4 times per hour. The price for car parking and return bus ticket is:

  • £4.40 per car for one person in a car
  • £5.50 per car for 2 or more people in a car

Click here to see the Park & Ride West 95A/95B bus timetable

Park & Ride South LogoCardiff South - CF10 4UW

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:

  • £4.40 per car for one person in a car
  • £5.50 per car for 2 or more people in a car

 Click here to see the Park & Ride South bus timetable (Saturday only)

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