Travel advice for the Justin Bieber concert on Friday (June 30)

Travel advice for the Justin Bieber concert on Friday (June 30)

As part of the Purpose World Tour - Justin Bieber will be at the Principality Stadium on Friday night, with the gates opening to ticketed fans at 5.30pm.

With 40 000 people expected to be in the city, there will be a small road closure pre-event with Westgate Street, Park Street and Scott Road closing at 6pm - with the ability to expand the road closures if deemed necessary on safety grounds.

After the event, as people leave the stadium, the road closures will be extended to cover parts of Cowbridge Road East, Castle Street, Duke Street and Wood Street.

Arriva Trains Wales is advising all customers that Cardiff Queen Street Station will close at 9.45pm and there will be a post event queuing system at Cardiff Central. There will be limited extra services after the concert and customers are advised to return directly to Cardiff Centralafter the concert-

Principality Stadium has issued new policies on bringing bags into the stadium, as well as information on prohibited items and body searches. Only small bags, no larger than 35cm x40cm x19cm will be allowed into the stadium.

Those travelling by car are being strongly advised to use the Event Park & Ride Facility at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith. Given that this event is taking place on a week day, city centre car parks are expected to be busy.

The following roads will be closed between 6pm and 11.30pm

  • Westgate Street

  • Park Street

  • Scott Road

  • On safety grounds, if it is required, the council is able to close Wood Street, Lower St Mary's Street, with a lane closure on Cowbridge Road East adjacent to Gate 1.

After the event between 10.30pm and 11.30pm - the additional road closures will be:

  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.

  • Castle Street, Duke Street and Wood Street.

The Authorities are advising that if there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until these issues are resolved.

Can you cycle or walk?

Those that live locally in Cardiff may want to travel by bicycle or walk.Research shows us that 52% of car trips made in the Welsh Capital are less than 5km. This is a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes. We also know that 28% of Cardiff residents that currently do not cycle would like to do so. When the roads are congested this makes cycling an even more attractive option as travel by bicycle would be quicker than a car during rush hours or during big events.


All customers are being advised to buy a ticket (return if needed) from the first available ticket dispenser/officeor from the Arriva Trains Wales Ticket appbefore you board the train. Revenue Protection Teams will be operating during this event. As with all large events in Cardiff, all customers are advised to plan ahead

Event Park & Ride - Cardiff City Stadium

The Event Park & Ride is at Cardiff City Stadium (Leckwith).

Cost is £8 if you pre-book £10 payable in cash on the day.

Staff will be available at the car park from 12 Noon, will open with the first bus at 12.30pm and the last bus will leave the pick-up point at 11.30pm.

You can access the park & ride facility by exiting the M4 from Junction 32. The drop off point is Tresilian Way North, at the rear of Cardiff Central Train Station.

Event-Day parking

Sophia Gardens- Event-day parking will be available at Sophia Gardens and will cost £15 in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.

The car park will be staffed until 11.30pm. To get to Sophia Gardens exit the M4 via junction 32.

Civic Centre- Access to the Civic Centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for event-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. The roads affected include, King Edward V11 Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road. The cost is £15 payable for each car in cash on the day or £12 if you pre-book through -

Coach parking

Coach parking is available in the Civic Centre and costs £20 per coach, payable in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Additional capacity is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.


Buses will be diverted out of the central city centre bus stops. Bus displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East. Greyfriars Road for the North and Tudor Street for the West. Please visit the various bus operators for changes to their services:

For Cardiff Bus services, please visit

For New Adventure Travel Services, please visit -

For Stagecoach Services, please visit

Shopping Parking

Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall.

Or city centre car parks are also available:

North Road Car Parks

St David's Shopping Centre

John Lewis

Capitol Shopping Centre

NCP - Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road

National Express-National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Taxis-St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 6.00pm and will re-open from 11.30pm.

Mill Lane Taxi Rank will not affected and open throughout the day and night.