Menu Close
/ Register

UEFA Champions League Final & Festival

Cardiff 1-4 June

Journey details

  • Under 5s travel free

  • Add another railcard

Why CrossCountry trains?

Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.

Choose date & time

Going
departing after

Looking for dates further in the future?

Train operators can only release tickets for sale up to 90 days in advance.

But don't worry, you don’t have to miss out - Be the first to hear when tickets are available with our FREE ticket alert.

E-mail me when tickets become available Back to calendar

Station Finder

 

Cardiff plays host to the world’s largest single sporting event of 2017 as over 200,000 people from across the UK, Europe and beyond descend on the City for the UEFA Champions League Final and Festival from Thursday 1 June to Sunday 4 June.

The event includes:

  • The UEFA Women’s Champions League Final – Olympique Lyonnais v Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday 1 June at Cardiff City Stadium.
  • The UEFA Champions League Final – Juventus v Real Madrid on Saturday 3 June at the National Stadium of Wales (The Principality Stadium has been temporarily renamed for the match).
  • The UEFA Champions Festival from Thursday 1 June – Sunday 4 June at Cardiff Bay.

Additional train services

With many more people than usual flocking to Cardiff, particularly on Saturday 3 June, train services are expected to be exceptionally busy through to the early hours of Sunday morning.

We will be providing three additional late-night train services from Cardiff Central on Saturday 3 June:

  • 23:20 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, calling at Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa
  • 23:50 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, calling at Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa
  • 00:24 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, calling at Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa

These train services will only call at Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa and Birmingham New Street to let customers alight; you will not be able to join the train at these stations.  Reservations for travel on these trains are compulsory and will only be taken for Standard.  Please note you will not be provided with a specific seat reservation for these trains, only a place on-board the train.   

Travel advice 

If you have reserved a place on any of the three trains, please allow plenty of extra time for your journey as a queuing system will be in operation at Cardiff Central train station.

If you do not have a ticket for the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3 June you are advised to travel on an alternative day unless your journey is essential, as services into Cardiff will be exceptionally busy all day with football fans. If your journey is essential then please travel early and allow plenty of extra time for your journey.  If you are returning from Cardiff on the same day, it is expected to be exceptionally busy after 22:00 with crowd management in place at the station, as football fans leave the match.

If you do have a ticket for either of the UEFA Champions League Finals then please book your train travel in advance.  This can be done online or through our Train Tickets app now. 

If you are interested in visiting the free UEFA Champions Festival you are encouraged to attend on the less busy days - Thursday 1 June, Friday 2 June or Sunday 4 June, as it is expected to be exceptionally busy on Saturday 3 June. 

For more information about this event, and for details of what is on at the festival please visit the Champions League Final Cardiff website. 

Did you find this page useful?