ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 - Travel Information

The Hampshire Bowl hosts the ultimate test this June, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final, played between India and New Zealand from Friday 18th - Tuesday 22nd June.

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

Please note, parking and rail shuttle tickets are only available to be purchased by ticketholders for this fixture or those who have been successful in the latest stage of the ticket ballot with an activated online WTC Final ticketing account. If you have activated your online account but cannot secure travel tickets, please email tickets@wtcfinal21.com.


Parking

Park and Walk

Per Car: £20

Park & Walk spaces are available to purchase for each day of the ICC World Test Championship Final by following the link below and logging into your online ticketing account.

Please note, car parking is only available to be purchased by ticketholders for this fixture or those who have been successful in the latest stage of the ticket ballot with an activated online WTC Final ticketing account.

For those who have secured Park & Walk, please be aware the parking surface may be grass, and car parking may be located a short walk away from the gate.


Accessible Parking

Per Car: £20

A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available at The Hampshire Bowl which are located near the entrance to the stadium.

Please note, this site is only available on a pre-booked basis. It will not be possible to pay on the day.

Car parking is also only available to be purchased by ticketholders for this fixture or those who have been successful in the latest stage of the ticket ballot with an activated online WTC Final ticketing account.

To book, please follow the Buy Car Parking link above.


Motorbikes and Bicycles

The Hampshire 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.


Transport

Rail Shuttle

Per person: £10

Due to government restrictions easing, we are now able to offer a limited rail shuttle service operating between Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and The Hampshire Bowl for the ICC World Test Championship Final 2021.

Tickets for the rail shuttle grant both transport to and from the venue, and are £10 per person.

You can purchase rail shuttle tickets if you're a ticketholder for this fixture or have been successful in the most recent stage of the ticket ballot. Simply follow the link below and log into your online ticketing account.

The rail shuttle service will be available to pre-booked ticket-holders only and will run continuously before the day's play from 8am for every 30 minutes until 10.30am, before departures from the stadium's Car Park 1 (opposite the West Gate) will begin hourly from 1-4pm for those wishing to leave early.

Following each day's end of play, rail shuttles will depart from The Hampshire Bowl's Car Park 1 (opposite the West Gate) at one time, 30 minutes after the end of play.

Please note that transport plans may change subject to government restrictions and guidelines. Masks are a mandatory requirement to be worn on the buses unless you are exempt. Buses will operate with windows open and will load from the back to reduce passengers crossing over with each other, whilst no standing or rear facing seats will be allowed and buses will be cleaned between every trip.


Drop Off/Pick Up Area

There will be a drop off and pick up area at the Holiday Inn Car Park.

As you approach the entrance of The Hampshire Bowl stadium on Marshall Drive, please take the third exit off the mini roundabout to enter the Holiday Inn & David Lloyd car parks and follow direction from our traffic operatives. 


Public Bus

First Bus No. 8

Southampton City Centre – Bitterne – West End – HAMPSHIRE BOWL – Hedge End Train Station

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

Xelabus X4

Eastleigh – Airport Parkway – Mansbridge – HAMPSHIRE  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 Hampshire Bowl are Dawson Lodge for buses travelling towards Southampton City Centre, and Moorgreen Hospital for buses travelling towards Hedge End Train Station.


Rail

The closest railway stations located to The Hampshire 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 coming from Hedge End Station, look out for the No. 8 First Bus Service to bring you to the stadium, alternatively you can get a taxi from the station.

If you are coming from Southampton Airport Parkway Station, you can pre-book a ticket for the rail shuttle as explained above, or look out for the Xelabus X4 (more details listed above).


Taxis

A Taxi Rank will operate from The Hampshire Bowl taxi pick up point, in Car Park 1, located opposite the 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.