Arriva Trains Wales Special Train Service - Wales v Republic of Ireland

Despite small increases in the allocation, this service has now completely sold out and there will be no further tickets available. updated 02/10/2017

The Football Association of Wales, Arriva Trains Wales and the Football Supporters' Federation Cymru are pleased to announce that a special train service has been put on for Welsh fans in North Wales to get to and from Cardiff for the Wales v Republic of Ireland match on Monday 9th October 2017.

The return service will be operated by Arriva Trains Wales, with tickets only on sale to Wales Supporters Club Gold and Junior members through this website.

These train tickets will go on sale at 2pm on Tuesday 12th September and will be sold on a first come first served basis. All tickets are subject to availability.

Route Information

The following departure/arrival times apply at present. Any updates will be published here and communicated to the lead applicants once confirmed.

  • Southbound
  • A return ticket purchased through this website will be valid on any southbound Arriva Trains Wales service on 9th October 2017, when joining at Holyhead, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint or Wrexham General.
  • To reserve seats on a southbound service, please contact Arriva Trains Wales' Customer Service Centre on 03333 211 202. The Customer Service Centre is open 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-8pm on Sundays.
  • Northbound
  • Ninian Park dep. 22:40
  • Cardiff Central dep. 22:48
  • Shrewsbury arr. 00:42
  • Wrexham General arr. 01:10
  • Chester arr. 01:30
  • Flint arr. 01:47
  • Rhyl arr. 02:05
  • Colwyn Bay arr. 02:17
  • Llandudno Junction arr. 02:23
  • Bangor arr. 02:43
  • Holyhead arr. 03:14
  • Pricing

    There will be 190 standard class tickets available on this service, with a maximum of 140 adult and a maximum of 50 junior concessions. Please note concessions are for children age 15 and under, according to Arriva Trains Wales' ticketing policy.

  • Standard Class Adult (age 16 and over) - £45.00
  • Standard Class Junior (age 15 and under) - £22.50
  • FAW booking fees of £1 per return ticket and a 50p transaction fee will apply. A Special Delivery postage charge of £6.50 will also be added at the checkout as train tickets lost in the post cannot be replaced.
  • Tickets will be sent by Special Delivery approximately one week before the match date.

    General Information

  • Ticket sales are managed by the FAW, so any enquiries relating to the posting of tickets or booking details should be emailed to
  • Tickets are sold as a return ticket only and not one way.
  • Sales are restricted to Gold and Junior members of the 1876 Wales Supporters Club, based on a limit of 2 tickets assigned to a member and an overall limit of 10 tickets on a booking.
  • Tickets are sold as unreserved seating, however Arriva Trains Wales have confirmed that all passengers with a valid ticket, purchased in advance, will be allocated a seat for the duration of the journey.
  • Arriva Trains Wales' Passenger Code of Conduct can be found HERE
  • Arriva Trains Wales' Passenger Charter can be found HERE
  • All tickets are sold subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel, details of which can be found HERE

  • Event is no longer in event list