Maps & Directions to the Centre:
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay
From the West (Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 33. Join the A4232 and continue for about 9.3 miles. Leave the A4232 just before the Butetown Tunnel, signposted Techniquest. Continue along Stuart Street and turn right at the first set of lights. Wales Millennium Centre is in front of you.
From the North (Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon, Mid Wales, North West Wales)
Follow the A470 towards Cardiff until it turns into North Road/A470. Stay on North Road for about 4 miles, passing the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on your right, until you come to a major junction, by the civic buildings, on your left. Turn left here onto A4161 (Boulevard de Nantes), go through the lights and follow the road around into Dumfries Place, continue in the centre lane, following the road around to the left , until you go under a railway bridge, then turn right at the first traffic lights onto Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next traffic lights onto Adam Street, stay in the left lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane, keeping left at the next roundabout. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park just cross the road to the Centre.
From the East (Newport, Bristol, Midlands, London etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 29. and join A48 M. Stay on this road until the exit marked Docks. Follow road markings for city centre. As you approach city centre turn left at traffic lights into Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next junction onto Adam Street, stay in the left hand lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park just cross the road to the Centre.
Car Sharing - a greener way to get to the Centre
Sewta Car Share (part of the lift share network) is a free, user-friendly service for organising shared journeys online. Sewta (The South East Wales Transport Alliance), is a consortium established by the 10 local authorities in South East Wales to improve public transport links in the region. www.sewtacarshare.com
Capital Cabs - 02920 777 777
Arriving by bus
For information contact Traveline Cymru | traveline-cymru.org.uk
Tel 0871 200 22 33 (*Calls cost 10p per minutes plus any charges your network provider makes)
Arriving by train
Great Western Railway (GWR) run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central.
There is a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar, service No 6) running from Cardiff Central station, which takes just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 mins. Exit to the rear of the station, and cross the car park to the bus stop, in front of by the British Gas building. Please note exact change is required for this bus service. cardiffbus.com
Alternatively, if you prefer to book your train ticket through to Cardiff Bay, please change in Cardiff Central, going to Platform 6 for any train to Cardiff Queen St, crossing to Platform 1 for train to Cardiff Bay (every 12 minutes) which takes 4 minutes max.
Arriva Trains Wales
Tel 0845 606 1660
CrossCountry runs services to Cardiff from the Midlands, the South West, Manchester and the North East.
National Rail Enquires
Tel 08457 48 49 50
Arriving by Bicycle
Cardiff Bay is well equipped for accommodating bicycles with 3 cycle-parks around Wales Millennium Centre and more dotted throughout the Bay. The main cycle route in Cardiff is known as the Taff Trail and it links Cardiff Bay with Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Central Railway Station - look out for Taff Trail signs running along side the river from opposite the Millennium Stadium. The Taff Trail also continues northwards providing a cycle friendly route all the way to Brecon. There is also a cycle lane and footpath, running along the A4232 from the Cardiff Bay Retail Park.