Champions League: Travel Changes

31 May 2017, 09:10 | Updated: 31 May 2017, 11:43

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On Saturday 3rd of June, the single biggest sporting event of 2017 is taking place in Wales.

Cardiff's Principality Stadium will host the UEFA Champions League final.

Italian giants Juventus will take on Gareth Bale's Real Madrid for the biggest prize in European club football.

The game takes place at 7:45pm on Saturday with events taking place across Cardiff from Thursday the 1st until Sunday the 4th.

Over 170,000 extra visitors are expected in the city over the weekend.

As well as the showpiece match at the stadium, a four day festival takes place in Cardiff Bay from Thursday until Sunday.

How will it affect travel in Cardiff?

Organisers say there will be more road closures in the centre of the city than ever before.

Cowbridge Road East will be closed to pedestrians between Westgate Street and Cathedral Road on Wednesday from 2.30pm until midnight. The road will also be closed to vehicles  from 2.30pm on Wednesday until 6am on Monday.

Road closures begin around Cardiff Bay, when the Champions Festival opens on Thursday 1st June.

Roads including Lloyd George Avenue and around the Bay will be closed from Thursday to Sunday.

Then a number of roads through Butetown and the centre of Cardiff will also be closed from Saturday until the early hours of Sunday morning.

The M4 is also expected to be busy from 10am until 8pm on Saturday. 

Railway stations including Cardiff Central, Queen Street, Cardiff Bay and Newport are expected to be busy all day.

More information on public transport, including changes to some services running from certain stations can be found here, whilst you can find out how parking is impacted in the city centre by following this link.

Organisers are recommending not travelling into Cardiff unless completely necessary on Saturday and advise those wanting to take in the atmosphere that their journey may take longer than usual.

Roads highlighted in yellow below will be closed from Thursday.

Roads highlighted in black and white will be closed from Saturday.