Perhaps not the oldest rugby venue, the Millennium Stadium is however one that has fast secured its place within the sport. Located centrally in the Welsh city of Cardiff, it also has a fully retractable roof to defend the game from the unpredictability of the English weather!
The upcoming fixtures at the Millennium Stadium are:
19th September – Ireland v Canada 20th September – Wales v Uruguay 23rd September – Australia v Fiji1st October – Wales v Fiji2nd October – New Zealand v Georgia 11th October – France v Ireland
Getting to the Millennium Stadium from Cardiff Airport
Address: Westgate St, Cardiff, CF10 1NS
Cardiff International Airport serves over 50 direct routes and handles over a million passengers every year, and it is very conveniently located for the Millennium Stadium.
If you are heading to the UK to support your team at one of the fixtures at the Stadium, you will be pleased to know that you can fly direct from several locations. It takes just over an hour to fly direct from Dublin to Cardiff Airport, so in no time at all you can be in your seat, waiting for the game to start. You can also arrive in very little time on a direct flight from Paris!
Once you arrive at the airport, you have several choices on how to proceed:
TrainThe Stadium is only a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station, which is pretty convenient if you don’t want to drive. The Airport run regular shuttle buses from the Airport to the train station (Cardiff Airport Rhoose Station) for £1. From there you can catch a train to Cardiff Central which should take around half an hour.
BusCardiff Airport Express Bus runs from the Airport to the centre of Cardiff every 20 minutes. During the works at the Cardiff Central Station the bus stops behind the station on Penarth Road/Saunders Road. It costs from £5. Look out for T9!
DriveIf you are getting picked up at the airport or are grabbing a rental car, driving to the Stadium is easy. It should take around half an hour, but do be aware that on match days there will be much more congestion, so leave ample time to get there!
TaxiA taxi should cost you around £30, however this will often depend on how long it takes to get into Cardiff. The journey will take around 30 – 40 minutes, but do check in advance for timings and demand may vary due to congestion on match days.
HotelsArriving at the airport the day before the match? There are several hotels nearby that are affordable for your night away! Check out our list here, with useful information about each one.