Vitality Blast - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl hosted seven Hampshire Hawks Vitality Blast group stage matches, before the Hawks progressed to the knock-out rounds of the competition and were crowned Vitality Blast champions at T20 Finals Day in July 2022.

Find out all the relevant information about what to expect at Vitality Blast matchdays via the Visitor Guide link below.

Below you can find the information you'll need regarding travel and parking.

Please plan your journey in advance of your trip to The Ageas Bowl to make your journey as smooth and seamless as possible.


Free Buses From Rail Stations

Free buses are available for all fans travelling to and from all of Hampshire Hawks' Vitality Blast fixtures at The Ageas Bowl in 2022.

These free direct buses will be available from both Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and Hedge End Station, running continuously from 4:30pm for weekday fixtures and 12pm for weekend fixtures.

The buses will depart from immediately outside both stations - simply head for the Hampshire Hawks flags upon arrival at the stations!

The buses heading back to the stations from The Ageas Bowl will depart from opposite the West Gate turnstiles and the last bus back to the stations will leave 30 minutes after the end of the match.

You won't need a ticket or any accreditation to use the free buses - simply turn up at the stations and get on board.

Travel times via train from popular destinations to Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End are listed below:

Swaythling 3 minutes     Fratton 31 minutes
St Denys 6 minutes     Portsmouth & Southsea 35 minutes
Winchester 9 minutes     Salisbury 37 minutes
Southampton Central 10 minutes     Bournemouth 38 minutes
Shawford 10 minutes     Portsmouth Harbour 40 minutes
Fareham 11 minutes     Reading 41 minutes
Millbrook 14 minutes     Guildford 59 minutes
Portchester 17 minutes     Swindon 1 hour 15 minutes
Totton 18 minutes     Oxford 1 hour 17 minutes
Redbridge 18 minutes     Dorcester 1 hour 30 minutes
Cosham 22 minutes     Brighton 1 hour 35 minutes
Ashurst 23 minutes     Weymouth 1 hour 42 minutes
Romsey 25 minutes        
Find and book a train to either Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End station via the link below:

Rail Replacement Bus Service: Hampshire Hawks v Gloucestershire (Fri 1st July)

Please note, engineering work will take place on South Western Railway lines between Eastleigh and Fareham from 25th June - 3rd July. This means no trains will run to Hedge End Railway Station for Hampshire Hawks v Gloucestershire on Friday 1st July, however a Rail Replacement Bus service will be running between these two stations, calling at Hedge End and Botley.

If you plan on attending Hawks v Gloucestershire, click here to plan your journey accordingly.


Car Parking

On-Site Parking - Sold out

Seasonal car park pass holders, disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on-site.

On-site parking was available to be purchased as a bundle for all seven T20s at The Ageas Bowl as a Car Parking Passport for £49 per car. These Parking Passports were only available to purchase until Friday 27th May 2022.

If you have pre-booked parking, please be aware that on-site car parking may be located a short walk away from the gate and the surface may be grass.

To book accessible parking, please email tickets@ageasbowl.com. On the matchday, pre-booked accessible parking passes should arrive with a valid Blue Badge to display to stewards at The Ageas Bowl, who will then direct you to park in relevant accessible areas.

If you have pre-booked car parking, drive to: The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Hampshire, SO30 3XH.

Pre-booked cars parking on-site will be directed to the appropriate car parks by stewards on T20 matchdays upon arrival. Take a look at the venue map below to find out where the car parks are located.

 On-site car parks will open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time of the fixture, and will close 90 minutes after the match. Cars are not permitted to stay overnight.

Please note, all on-site parking is subject to availability.


Alternative Car Parking Options

Another car parking option is to pay for car parking at Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station's multi-story car park and then board the free rail shuttle. To find out more information about the rail shuttle service, please see the rail shuttle section above.

Please note, car parking spaces at this car park are subject to availability.


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.


Public Bus

First Bus No. 8

Southampton City Centre – Bitterne – West End – 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.


Taxis

A Taxi Rank will operate from The Ageas 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.


Drop-Off & Pick-Up Area

All private vehicle drop-offs and pick-ups will be directed from traffic stewards towards the Holiday Inn & David Lloyd Car Parks.

If you're being picked up, please meet at one of these allocated car parks.

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