Coach Travel - £25
Please note an adapted vehicle for supporters with wheelchairs is available.
Executive Tabled Coach - SOLD OUT
- Hot breakfast en route to Cardiff
- Three course dinner on the return to London
- Tea, Coffee and soft drinks
- Hostess Service
All coaches will depart from Queensland Road at 7am SHARP!
Due to large volumes of traffic returning from Cardiff we can not give a return time.
If meeting the coaches by car please check that no Residential Parking schemes are in place before leaving your vehicle. For further information please visit www.islington.gov.uk or www.islington.gov.uk/arsenal.
VIP Day Trip - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
- Travel by private jet
- Return flight from Stansted (Inflite Executive Terminal)
- Transfers to and from the airport (cardiff only)
- Three course champagne lunch at the Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS BY ROAD
If you are arranging your own coach, minibus or limousine, please contact Marc Davies :- firstname.lastname@example.org (02920 822145) he will arrange your parking pass and directions to the official parking area.
Travelling by car? Where possible please try and car share, and give yourselves plenty of time. The park ark and ride scheme (£10) will be in operation from 8am. At time of going to print we had not been given the information as to which junction of the M4 this would be at. For further information please refer to the Millennium stadium website printed below or follow clearly designated parking signs on the day to 'park and ride' area for Arsenal supporters. Please note ALL roads leading to the stadium close 2 hours before Kick Off.
The Travel Club will not be running any trains for this fixture.
First Great Western will be providing services to Cardiff Central Station - these trains become fully booked very quickly! For availability details please check with First Great Western on 08457 000125. Please note: ALL trains are ALCOHOL FREE on advice from the British Transport Police.
For safety reasons, a queuing system will be in operation after the match, limiting the number of people into Cardiff Central Station - seat reservations will NOT be available on return services but will operate on a first come, first served basis.
How to book your coach travel with us
Once you have been successful in obtaining your match ticket, please follow these procedures:
*make sure you are a current Travel club member
*if you have not joined, you will need to complete a form (available on our website or by calling us on 0207 704 4160) and provide us with a passport photo, a personal signature and payment of:
£10 - adults
£6 - Under 16s and over 65's
Complimentary - Gold, Platinum and Diamond Club (the form still needs to be completed).
Memberships CANNOT be taken by telephone.
*travel can then be booked!
*In person at the Supporter Service Centre in All Arsenal, Drayton Park
*by telephone on 0207 704 4160 or by post - please head your envelopes Carling Cup Final - Travel Club
**When booking travel please quote your Travel Club numbers. Travel cannot be held without FULL payment.
*All travel once booked is NON transferable and NON refundable. If you would like to travel together book together! No alcohol can be carried on any organised trip and all transport is NON smoking.
Arsenal Travel Club cannot be held responsible for any delays to your travel arrangements.
Wednesday 7th February - Friday 9th - 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 10th February - 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 11th February (Wigan home) - 9.30am - 3.45pm (at the Drayton Park Box Office), 12 - 3.45pm (at the Matchday Ticket Office next to the Armoury)
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th - 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 17th February - TBA
Sunday 18th February - 10am - 4pm
Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd - 9.30am - 5pm
Please note that telephone lines are not operational on Saturdays / Sundays.
Below are the arrangements for the Traffic Management of the visiting supporters from Chelsea and Arsenal for the Carling Cup Final to be held at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday 25th February 2007, Kick-off 15:00.
As both teams are from London, and will travel along the M4 into Wales, splitting them at the Severn Bridges should shorten the queues at the tolls, and hasten their journey to the stadium. This has been done in the past with a certain amount of success.
M4 into Wales - CHELSEA supporters should be advised by
signage and media to use M4 BRIDGE (SSC) into Wales
M48 into Wales - ARSENAL supporters should be advised by signage and media to use M48 BRIDGE (Old Severn Bridge) into Wales
The Highways Agency press release - Advice for road users travelling to the Carling Cup Final - Please click here
CAR PARKING INFORMATION
Arsenal will sit in the north of the stadium and use the following car parks-
Coach parking - signed to exit M4 at J32 - Civic centre
Car park & ride sites - signed to exit M4 at J29 - North Rd car parks, Cathays High School (BLUE CAR PARK), Knox Rd multi-storey (WHITE CAR PARK), David St & Rapport St car parks (GREY CAR PARK) & UHW (RED CAR PARK).
Drop off points will be-
North Rd car parks - this is a park & walk
Cathays High School - The Friary lay-by opposite the Hilton Hotel.
Knox Rd - this is a park & walk
David St & Rapport St - these are park & walk
UHW - Lay-by on North Rd adj. to rear entrance to Castle
Chelsea will sit in the south of the stadium and use the
following car parks-
Coach parking - signed to exit M4 at J28 - Lloyd George Ave
Car park & ride sites - signed to exit M4 at J33 - Leckwith (YELLOW CAR PARK), Bessemer Fruit.
Market (BROWN CAR PARK), Queensgate & Pierhead (PURPLE CAR PARK), Wilcox House (ORANGE CAR PARK) & County Hall (GREEN CAR PARK)
Drop off points will be-
Leckwith - Tresillian Way at rear of train station
Bessemer - Lay-by on south side of Callaghan Sq
Queensgate & Pierhead - Herbert St
County Hall - Eversheds lay-by on north side of Callaghan Sq
Wilcox House - Taff Embankment
All car parks will have a staff presence from 7:00am; will open at 7:30am with the first bus at 8:00am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 7:00pm, with car parks closing at 7:30pm.
COACHES / MINIBUSES - Passes must be applied for to ensure free parking on tel. 029 20 822145 or e-mail email@example.com.
Useful numbers and Websites
Arsenal Travel Club: 0207 704 4160
Highways Agency: 08457 504030
Traffic Wales info line: 0845 6026020
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950
Millennium Stadium: www.millenniumstadium.com
Traffic Wales: www.traffic-wales.com