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England v India Test Match - Travel Information

Day 4 (Gates open at 9.00am)


Pay on the Day

Southampton Airport Parkway, Wide Lane, Southampton, SO18 2HW

Please exit at Junction 5, M27 and follow the yellow and black AA signs. 

Please use the multi-storey and upside car parks, spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking will be charged at the normal car park rate from the ticket machines.

Please park within the bays. 

Shuttle buses picking up from outside Platform 1. 

Please follow direction from our Volunteers and Traffic Management Team once near the shuttle bus pick up area. 

The shuttle bus is free.

Day 5

The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3XH

There are a limited number of parking spaces at the Ageas Bowl on Day 5.

Please pre-book to avoid disappointment.


Rail Shuttle

Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station and Hedge End Train Station

A rail shuttle will be available for this event on ALL 5 days free of charge.

Bus services will begin at 8:00am and run continuously until 12:00 noon when they will run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. 

Bus services will run continuously once the game has finished.

Please be aware even with rail strikes taking place on Friday 31st August, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, trains will be running to Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End stations from all directions. Please allow plenty of time when planning your journey, as trains will be busy.

A free shuttle service will transport you from the train station to the ground as normal.

Isle of Wight Shuttle (Red Funnel and Red Jet)

A free bus will operate between the Southampton Red Jet terminal, Town Quay to the Ageas Bowl on all days, at the following times:



Please be aware spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

The return journey will leave approximately 20 minutes after the close or abandonment of play from the same location as you were dropped off. 


Pre-Booked Taxis  

A pre-booked taxi booking desk will be available at the Ageas Bowl giving you the option to arrange your return journey throughout the day. 

All Radio Taxi vehicles will be picking up on site. 

Taxi Rank

A Taxi Rank will operate outside the West Gate after the game. Please follow the signage and direction from our stewards.

Drop Off Area

There is a drop off area adjacent to the Ground outside the West Gate. Please speak to a traffic marshal if you are disabled and would like dropping off at the East Gate.

Pick Up Area

Private Pick Ups (friends, family etc.)

There will be a pickup area situated in the Holiday Inn Express Hotel car park, located opposite the Ground. Please follow direction from the traffic marshal.

Pre-booked Taxis (excluding Radio Taxis)

The pre-booked taxi pick up area situated in the David Lloyd Health Club car park, located opposite the Ground. 

Public Bus Service

First Bus No. 8

First Bus no.8 service connect the Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station and Southampton City Centre.

A later service will run from the Marshall Drive bus stop (100 yards from west gate) at the following times:

6.20pm, 6.35pm, 6.50pm and 7.05pm. 

Please be aware these timings are approximate. For further timetable information please visit

Xelabus X4

The Xelabus X4 service links the Ageas Bowl with Southampton Airport Parkway train station, Eastleigh, West End and Hedge End. Please be aware this service will drop off and pick up from Botley Road.

For further timetable information please call 02380 644 715 or visit

Coach Parking

Please call 02380 472 002 for further information.

Motorbikes and Bicycles

The Ageas Bowl provides a FREE motorbike and bicycle storage facility. Please head towards the roundabout and follow directions from our traffic operatives. Please be aware motorbikes will be parked near the Hilton Hotel, only a short walk from the West Gate,

All parking is subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.