The post code for the site is CF10 5AL
The 2019 Urdd Eisteddfod is held in Cardiff Bay with the Maes situated around the Roald Dahl Plass which includes Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd.
Many people are already familiar with travelling to the city using trains, buses and a network of roads, with the M4, A470, and the A48 (M) being the main routes into Cardiff.
Driving to the Bay
There are a number of public car parks available in Cardiff Bay with specific places for the disabled and Blue Badge Holders:
- Q Park Car Park (places available to charge electric cars)
Some of the roads surrounding the Millennium Centre will be closed during the week of the Eisteddfod therefore please take note of all road signs regarding closures.
Please note that dogs and other animals are not allowed on the Eisteddfod Maes, except for assistance dogs.
Travelling from the City Centre to Cardiff Bay
Please note that the Urdd will not be have specific car parking facilities at this year’s Eisteddfod, therefore we encourage our visitors to use public transport and to share cars whenever possible.
The good news is there are more ways than ever to reach the Eisteddfod this year!
Bicycles are available for hire through the Nextbike scheme with a site to collect or return bicycles on the Eisteddfod Maes. Further details on how the scheme works and prices are available on their website.
From Cardiff Central station
Take the train from Platform 6 to Queen Street station. You'll need to switch trains here to reach the Bay. The whole journey will take less than 15 minutes!
From Queen Street station
Transport for Wales trains run every 12 minutes between Queen Street Station and Cardiff Bay station from Platform 1, which is within easy walking distance from the Eisteddfod Maes. The first train leaves Queen’s Street Station at 06:36 a.m. and the last train leaves Cardiff Bay at 23:54 p.m. All timetables can be found on the Transport for Wales website or on the App.
Cardiff Bus provide a number of services from the City to Cardiff Bay including:
6 – Cardiff Bay, Central Station, Queen’s Street Station, Cathays Park (about every 10 minutes)
8 – Cardiff Bay, Dumfries Place, Crwys Street, Heath Hospital
Full details and timetables are available on their website.
NAT runs services to the Bay including:
X8 – Cardiff Bay, Westgate Street, Caerphilly Road, Thornhill
Full details and timetables can be located on their website.
(Please note: possible limited public services during weekends and bank holidays)
For further information regarding public transport in the area, contact Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 00 00
The Cardiff Boat company travel regularly from the city centre to the bay and back, starting from Bute Park next to Pettigrew Tea Shop (CF10 1BJ) and ending the route by the Eisteddfod Maes in the Bay. Further details including timetables and prices can be found on their website.
AquaBus company also travel regularly from the city centre to the bay and back, starting from the Castle Gardens and ending the route by the Eisteddfod Maes in the bay. The boat is suitable for wheelchair users. Further details including timetables and prices can be found on the company website.