Major City Centre Events

During large events at the Principality Stadium, surrounding roads will close and buses will use different city centre bus stops.

Please scroll down to the table below which shows where each service will normally start and end when a full city centre closure is in place (i.e. Westgate Street, Wood Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Castle Street and Duke Street are closed to traffic). Some exceptions may occur, particularly as the closures are implemented or when hybrid closures prevent the usual diversion routes. Please always check the timetables once they become available for information specific to your journey.

Event Date Diversion Times  Timetable & Journey Planner Information
Monster Jam Saturday 6th July 11:30 onwards 🟢 Confirmed - timetables & journey planner with reflect this event
Billy Joel Friday 9th August 15:00 onwards 🔴 Please check back later for timetable information

Please note that shown below are all our services, some of which may not operate on all days of the week. Please refer to the Routes and Maps page on our website to check if the service is running on the day of the event.

Route Number

City Centre Terminal Point

1, 1A & 2, 2A 

Canal Street

4 Tudor Street (first shelter). The bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

6 (baycar) 

Canal Street

7

Canal Street

  • Buses towards Grangetown will run from the city centre to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Philharmonic, Wood Street, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served
  • Buses towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and Mill Lane to Canal Street
8

Canal Street

  • Buses towards Grangetown will run from the city centre to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Philharmonic, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served
  • Buses towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and Mill Lane to Canal Street. Bus stops at Clare Road, Tudor Street and Wyndham Arcade will not be served

9 to/from Sports Village

Hayes Bridge Road (JH)

  • Buses from the Sports Village towards the city centre will follow normal route to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction, then run via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square, Lower St. Mary's Street, Mill Lane and Canal Street, terminating at Hayes Bridge Road. For connecting buses towards Heath Hospital, please go to Churchill Way. Bus stops along Clare Road, Tudor Street, Wyndham Arcade & Bute Terrace will not be served
  • Buses from the city centre towards the Sports Village will run from Hayes Bridge Road to Penarth Road/Corporation Road/Clare Road junction via Callaghan Square and Penarth Road. Bus stops at Wood Street, Tudor Street and Clare Road will not be served.

9 to/from Heath Hospital *

Churchill Way

  • Buses from Heath Hospital towards the city centre will terminate at Churchill Way. For connecting buses to the Sports Village, please go to Hayes Bridge Road (stop JH) at the side of John Lewis. Bus stops along Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street will not be served
  • Buses from the city centre towards Heath Hospital will start from Churchill Way and then follow normal route
11 *

Churchill Way (stop HL)

  • The bus stop at Hayes Bridge Road will not be served by route 11
  • Buses on their inbound journeys will not call at bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway or Hayes Bridge Road
  • Buses will start their outbound journeys from Churchill Way and then follow normal route

13

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Canton & Drope will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Wood Street, Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

17 & 18

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Canton & Ely will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

21, 23 & 24

Greyfriars Road (stop GN)

  • Route 24 inbound will enter the city centre via Lower Cathedral Road and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment. Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.
25

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via North Road and Kingsway, terminating at Greyfriars Road. Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served
  • Buses will exit the city via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Lower Cathedral Road. The outbound bus stops at Wood Street, Westgate Street and Cardiff Bridge will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or Cathedral Road instead
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.

27

Kingsway (temporary stop at side of castle, last stop before subway)

  • Bus stops at Kingsway (inbound) and Westgate Street will not be served
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.

28 & 29 *

Kingsway or Hayes Bridge Road  - please check the timetable for the relevant event day

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Dumfries Place, Stuttgarter Strasse, Park Place and Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops on Kingsway, Westgate Street, Hayes Bridge Road and Lower Westgate Street will not be served
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.

30 *

Kingsway or Churchill Way - please check the timetable for the relevant event day

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Queen Street Station
  • Bus stops on Kingsway, Westgate Street, Customhouse Street and Lower Churchill Way will not be served
32

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Lower Cathedral Road and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses will exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street.
  • Bus stops on Wood Street, Westgate Street and Cardiff Bridge will not be served

35

Greyfriars Road (stop GN)

  • Buses will terminate at Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served 
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.

44 & 45 *

Churchill Way (stop HM)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Castle Street, Wyndham Arcade and Bute Terrace will not be served

49 & 50 *

Churchill Way (stop HL)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Castle Street, Wyndham Arcade and Bute Terrace will not be served

52 *

Churchill Way (stop HP)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street and Customhouse Street will not be served

57 & 58 *

Churchill Way (stop HN)

  • Bus stops at Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, Kingsway, Westgate Street and Customhouse Street will not be served
 

61 

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses towards Pentrebane will start from Fitzhamon Embankment and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street. The outbound bus stops at Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Fitzhamon Embankment or at top of Neville Street instead

62 & 63

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Lower Cathedral Road and Despenser Street, terminating at Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Buses will exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street.
  • Bus stops on Wood Street, Westgate Street and Cardiff Bridge will not be served

92, 92B, 93 & 94

Tudor Street

  • Buses will start/end at Tudor Street
  • Bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

95

Tudor Street

  • Buses will start/end at Tudor Street
  • Bus stop at Wood Street JA will not be served

96

Tudor Street

  • Buses will enter the city centre via Neville Street and Despenser Street and Fitzhamon Embankment, terminating at Tudor Street
  • Buses towards Barry will start from Tudor Street and exit the city centre via Tudor Street, Clare Street and Neville Street.
  • Bus stops at Wood Street JA, Westgate Street, Cardiff Bridge and St. David's Hospital will not be served, please use the stops at Tudor Street or at top of Neville Street instead
136

Greyfriars Road (stop GN)

  • Buses will terminate at Greyfriars Road
  • Bus stops at Kingsway and Westgate Street will not be served 
  • For the Taylor Swift closure on the 18th June, there will be an unusual configuration of road closures so approximately 1200 to 1600 these services will instead serve stop GL on Greyfriars Road.
305 Canal Street
Skycar

Fitzhamon Embankment

  • Stops at National Museum, Law Courts, Gorsedd Gardens, Greyfriars, Kingsway, Westgate Street or Wyndham Arcade will not be served during the closure.

* Lower St. Mary Street will closes at 21:00 on Friday and Saturday nights. If an event road closure is reopened before this time, buses may follow the Friday & Saturday night diversion for pedestrian safety.

City Centre Major Events Map