England v South Africa Vitality IT20 - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl hosts international cricket once more in 2022, this time welcoming England and South Africa for a huge IT20 on Sunday 31st July. 

For information on travelling and parking arrangements for this much anticipated fixture, please see below.


Park & Ride - SOLD OUT

Junction 5, M27. University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE.

Per Vehicle – £10 in advance

Please exit at Junction 5, M27 and follow the traffic signage to the University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE.

The shuttle bus is included in your parking fee. 

Please note, we expect the Park & Ride to be busy on Sunday so please arrive to the Park & Ride site in plenty of time and allow at least 30 minutes for the transfer itself.

Park & ride is sold out for England v South Africa.

On-Site Parking - SOLD OUT

On-site car parking is only available to those who require accessible parking who hold a valid blue badge, and Hampshire Cricket Members who have secured international on-site car parking.

All on-site car parking is now sold out.

Please note, pre-booked accessible parking spaces are located near the entrance to the stadium, whilst other on-site pre-booked car parking spaces may be located a short walk from the gates and on a grass surface.

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 Hampshire Wellbeing Centre, located opposite the East Gate.

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


Rail Shuttle (Southampton Airport Parkway & Hedge End Railway Stations)

Adult: £5

Under-17: £3

A rail shuttle service will be available for all fans travelling to and from the England v South Africa IT20 at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 31st July.

These direct buses will be available from immediately outside both Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End Railway Stations, running continuously before, during and after the match on 31st July to transport fans to The Ageas Bowl and back to the railway station.

Tickets for the rail shuttle grant both transport to and from the venue. Secure rail shuttle tickets via the link below.

Once the IT20 finishes, the rail shuttles will depart from The Ageas Bowl's Car Park 2 (opposite the West Gate) continuously up to 30 minutes after the match ends.


The closest railway stations located to The Ageas Bowl are Hedge End and Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Stations.

Find a train to either of these two locations for easiest access to the ground via the link below:

If you are coming from Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station or Hedge End Railway Station, you can pre-book a ticket for the direct rail shuttle as explained above, or look out for the public buses (more details listed below).

Public Bus

First Bus No. 8

Southampton City Centre – Bitterne – West End – THE AGEAS BOWL – Hedge End Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 8 First Bus, please click here.

Xelabus X4

Eastleigh – Airport Parkway – Mansbridge – AGEAS BOWL – Hedge End Town Centre

For further timetable information for the X4 Xelabus, please click here

Follow the link below to plan your journey with these public buses.

The closest bus stops to The Ageas Bowl are Dawson Lodge for buses travelling towards Southampton City Centre, and Moorgreen Hospital for buses travelling towards Hedge End Train Station.


A Taxi Rank will be located in Car Park 2, opposite the venue's West Gate.

To book a local taxi online click here, or call 02380 666666.

Pre-booked taxis will pick up individuals from Holiday Inn & David Lloyd Car Parks.

Please note there are no Taxi booking desks at The Ageas Bowl.