Travel & Parking
Please be aware that thousands of people will be aiming for the start of the race at the same time as you so we advise allowing plenty of time to travel and park. Barry Island is accessible via the A4232 (off Junction 33 of the M4), where you can follow signs to Barry Island. See more information here.
Due to road closures in the area to facilitate the event, we advise that all 10K runners arrive at the Event Village before 09:00am – especially if traveling by car.
A number of parking options are detailed below.
The race start is a two-minute walk away from the Barry Island train station.
One of the most reliable, stress-free and cost-effective ways to travel and avoid congestion is to travel to Barry by train in advance of the event – why not make a weekend of it?
If you are traveling on the day, there are due to be a few trains that will get into Barry or Barry Island train station before the start of the race from Cardiff. Please note that Barry Town station is a 23-minute walk from the start-line.
There will be disruption on the rail network on race day, with rail replacement buses in operation. The following services will arrive at Barry Island in time for race: Cardiff Central (08:25), Grangetown (08:30), Cogan (08:35), Eastbrook (08:40), Dinas Powys (08:45), Cadoxton (08:55), Barry Docks (09:00) and Barry (09:05). These are subject to change so please check the Transport for Wales website before travelling.
Please note that train times are subject to change, so please check before traveling.
Book train tickets here.
We encourage sustainable transport where possible. An accessible bike park will be available in the Event Village. Please note, bikes are left at the owner’s own risk.
A number of official car parks will be in operation for the ABP Barry Island 10K.
You will need to be parked by 09:00 am at the latest to avoid road closures.
Runners are encouraged to pre-book their parking for a stress free experience on race day. Parking is available to pre-book, but with limited capacity – so early booking is encouraged with spaces due to sell-out prior to race day. All are priced at £6.50.
As you approach Barry Island (set your sat nav for Friars Road or CF62 5TJ), traffic management signage will direct you to the most appropriate car park, depending on your direction of travel. Signage will direct runners to the start line from each car park. You will need your pre-booking confirmation to enter the car park.
Once all spaces have sold out, there are some other car parks available but these are not available to pre-book. They are also priced at £6.50 but please note that the payment machines do not give change and only take coins so you will need the correct monies. If there are queues for the ticket machines on the morning, you can save time by paying with the Phone and Pay app, helpline (01708 209 678) or SMS line (07786 207 708) quoting the car park reference numbers below.
Car parks will be open from 07:00am.
We recommend either pre-booking or downloading the app before you arrive if you are planning to park at a location that is not pre-bookable, to speed up getting to the Event Village.
Please note a small non-refundable booking fee is charged on top of the parking charge by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration platform.
*Height restrictions for parking apply. If you have a tall vehicle, please take notice of height restrictions on signage as you approach Barry Island so you head for a car park without restrictions.