Skip to content

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 - 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 X59 operates every 15 minutes to the city centre (Mondays to Saturdays) or every 30 minutes (Mondays to Fridays) to Cardiff Gate Business Park
  • Route H59 operates every 20 minutes to UHW Heath Hospital (Mondays to Fridays)

X59 to the city centre - It makes a lot of sense - plenty of room to park and it only costs £4* if there is one person in a car or £5* if 2 or more people are in the car. The 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 Churchill Way** – what could be easier?  You can also buy tickets on our iff app - with multi-buy options for commuters.  Early birds can Park & Ride for just £2 per car for 1 person or £3 for 2+ people before 08:30 (Monday-Friday).

H59 to UHW Heath Hospital - buses run between the Park & Ride site and UHW Heath Hospital between 06:30 and 19:15 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 site is closed and locked after the last bus has arrived.

* A special fare and extra buses operate for certain events in the city, see below for more details
** On event days buses may operate into Dumfries Place instead of Churchill Way

Event days at Cardiff East

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

Cardiff University Open Day - Saturday 15th September

A dedicated Park & Ride service will operate from Cardiff East Park & Ride direct to Cardiff University (setting down on Park Place) for the September Open day.  Buses commence from 0800 and operate at frequent intervals - only £6.00 car  and can be paid using cash (exact fare helps, please) or contactless bank card, Apple Pay or Android Pay.  Buses return back from Park Place to the Park & Ride site at frequent intervals with the last departure approx. 1630.  If you wish to enjoy what the city has to offer, you can return on the usual X59 Park & Ride service - with the last bus departing Churchill Way at 19:00 - with buses running every 15 minutes throughout the day. 

Click here to find out more about Cardiff University's forthcoming Open day.

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 and 95C operate from the Cardiff City Stadium to Canal Street (rear of Central Library and next to john Lewis) and costs £4* if there is one person in a car or £5* if 2 or more people are in the car. The buses will drop you into the heart of the city centre in about 10 minutes and operate 4 times per hour.  Click here for a full timetable.

Cardiff 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 costs £4* if there is one person in a car or £5* if 2 or more people are in the car. The buses will drop you into the heart of the city centre in about 8 minutes and operate every 15 minutes on Saturdays.  It also operates on Sundays in the approach to Christmas - look out for dates at that time Click here for a full timetable.