• Welsh Rugby Union

    The national sport of Wales is played at the Principality Stadium

Welsh Rugby Union

Is there anything better than the atmosphere in Cardiff on an international rugby day?


The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship against rivals England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy and won the competition last in 2019.  Their home ground is the Principality Stadium, previously called the Millennium Stadium which was built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.  

Rugby is Wales' national sport and it holds an important part in Welsh culture.  Rugby is as characteristically Welsh as coal mining and male voice choirs and has become important in building Wales' modern identity.  Players are seen as local heroes.

Supporters are known for singing before, during and after the matches.  Popular songs include Max Boyce's 'Hymns and Arias', Tom Jones' 'Bread of Heaven' and The Stereophonics 'Local Boy in the Photograph' which has the lyrics "There's no mistake, I smell that smell, it's that time of year again." The perfect anthem for rugby season.

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WRU Home Fixture List

Please note, we do try to update fixture changes but we would encourage you to double-check before making travel plans. 

2024 Guinness Six Nations

At the Principality Stadium 

Wales vs Scotland

Saturday 3 February 2024

Kick off at 4.45pm

Wales vs France

Sunday 10 March 2024

Kick off at 3pm

Wales vs Italy

Saturday 16 March 2024

Kick off at 2.15pm

Judgement Day 2024

At the Cardiff City Stadium

Scarlets vs Dragons

Saturday 1 June 2024

Kick off at 3pm

Cardiff vs Ospreys

Saturday 1 June 2024

Kick off at 5.15pm

Autumn Internationals

To be confirmed

Getting to The Principality Stadium from Future Inn Cardiff

By Car

The Principality Stadium is a 6-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. Parking is available in the city centre as pay and display or by the hour multi-story car parks.  

By Bus

The number 6 Bay Car bus goes from in front of County Hall a 3-minute walk from the hotel and takes you directly to Cardiff Central Bus Station, it is a further 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium.

If you'd like to explore Cardiff, the hop-on, hop-off Cardiff City Sightseeing red bus also goes from the Wales Millennium Centre

By Train

Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 15-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. Alternatively, you could change lines for Cardiff Central followed by a 5-minute walk.

By Bike

Nextbike operates in Cardiff, and a station is at the end of Hemmingway Road, near Cardiff Bay train station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. It would then take approximately 14-minutes to cycle to the Nextbike station on St Mary's Street.  It would be a 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. Future Inn Cardiff is a cycle-friendly hotel, and we allow guests to keep bikes in your room with cycle mats supplied. 

By Water

The Aquabus (water taxi) goes from Cardiff Bay to Bute Park, opposite the Cardiff Arms Park and Principality Stadium. It runs all year round, weather permitting, between 1030 and 1630. It takes around 25-minutes. 

On Foot

It would take around 30-minutes to walk from the hotel. 

* Please note all times are approximate, but it could take longer on a match day with additional road traffic.

Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized rooms that can sleep up to four adults, including our accessible bedrooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower facilities, a desk with workspace and a laptop safe. Room features include an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and a flat-screen TV.

Perks include free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room. Plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and ice machine, which you can help yourself to. 

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Thomas Restaurant

Welsh Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk or online: 


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