South Wales derby | Important travel information

24th October 2019
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Swansea City supporters are advised to plan their day in advance ahead of the South Wales derby this Sunday (12pm KO).

This Sunday is shaping up to be a big day of sport with Wales' Rugby World Cup semi-final fixture (9am) also taking place, which means a busy day for supporters ahead of the Swansea City vs Cardiff City derby.

Supporters attending the sold-out fixture at the Liberty Stadium will need to be aware of the following information to make their journey as seamless as possible. The club are opening all hospitality lounges and the Riverside Lounge to allow fans to beat the traffic and watch the rugby.

To further ease supporters journeys to the stadium, all public turnstiles will open at 9:45am which is 45 minutes earlier than usual. This will allow supporters to watch the second half of the rugby in the concourses, before taking their seats for the big game.

Supporters who usually access the stadium using the North side of the stadium will have to be aware of some changes to access which may impact their journey. Details of these changes are provided below.


HOSPITALITY: All hospitality areas will be open from 8:30am to allow hospitality guests to arrive with plenty of time to catch the full rugby game as well. The bar will be open but, if you have drinks included in your package, they will start from 10am.

RIVERSIDE LOUNGE: The Riverside Lounge will also be open from 8:30am to give all supporters with a ticket a chance to catch the rugby too, if they wish. Capacity in this lounge is limited to 300 so it will be on a first come first served basis. The bar will be open.

GENERAL: All public turnstiles will open at 9:45am. The food and drink kiosks will be open from then.

CLUB SHOP: The Club Shop will be open between 9am and 3pm, rather than the usual matchday hours of 10am to 4pm.


In preparation for a sold-out fixture, supporters need to be aware of changes around the stadium. For supporters who usually walk down the ramp from the North side of the stadium and walk past the North Stand to access the East and North-East stands, this route will not be permitted for this fixture. This is because access to the North Stand, either via the red tarmac or the car park, will be closed.

The club recommends that once supporters cross the road from Rossi’s, those wishing to get to the East Stand turn left and follow the path to the left of the North car park to join the path by the river to the East Stand.

Again, coming from the North down the ramp, supporters wishing to access the West, South and East stands can walk as normal towards the West Stand and around.

Cardiff travel guidelines


Supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible to collect their tickets. An extra collection booth will be opened outside the ticket office from 10am where supporters can collect any tickets purchased via the “Collection” option. Please note, if you have purchased an e-ticket, you will not need to pick up your ticket here.

Using the e-ticket option, supporters will need to print off the PDF tickets or display the tickets via the Official Swans App. Supporters who have purchased e-tickets need to make sure that their ticket is showing in the app before they leave the house and to bring the paper copy as well.

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult that is 18 or over.


Supporters are reminded of the risks of persistently standing at the Liberty Stadium. By standing, supporters may risk serious injury to themselves and fellow fans as well as blocking the view of those who wish not to stand.

Our football is exciting and supporters aren’t expected to sit down all the time, but please consider sitting down when possible for your own safety and the comfort of those around you.

To view a visitor guide that will tell you everything about your Liberty experience, please click HERE.


All Liberty Stadium on-site car parks will close from 11:45am and any entry after this time will not be permitted. There is no availability on-site for match day sales. There will be significant delays post-match when re-opening the car parks.

Landore Park and Walk (Postcode: SA1 2JT) is a three-minute walk to the stadium and spaces can be purchased on the day at £6 per vehicle, subject to availability. The Park and Walk site opens four hours prior to kick-off and closes up to two hours after the final whistle. Visitors are advised that spaces are available on a first come, first served basis and some of this car park's surface is gravel.

The Recreational Ground Park and Ride (Postcode: SA2 0AU) is another parking option. Supporters can park in the Park and Ride (The Rec). The Park and Ride opens two-and-a-half hours prior to kick-off and closes up to two hours after the final whistle. The bus will leave at 11am. Felindre Park and Ride - located off Junction 46 of the M4 - is closed for this fixture.


Supporters are reminded of the road closure that is still in place for this season after the game of up to 40 minutes.  The Liberty Stadium car parks will close 15 minutes prior to kick-off, as normal. The South Wales Police reserve the right to close the A4067 leading up to the North side of the stadium pre-match, if needed, so supporters are advised to plan in advance.

We hope you enjoy the game.