Vitality Blast - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl will be hosting seven huge Hampshire Hawks Vitality Blast matchdays in 2023.

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

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

The hassle-free, environmentally friendly bus services have quickly became a firm favourite with event-goers, delivering over 20,000 supporter journeys in 2022, and thus these buses will be back for the 2023 season as well.

Free buses will be available for all fans travelling to and from all of Hampshire Hawks' Vitality Blast fixtures at The Ageas Bowl in 2023.

These free direct buses will be available from both Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and Hedge End Station, running continuously for all fixtures.

The buses will depart immediately from 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 after 30 minutes after the end of the match.

Fans will not need a ticket or any accreditation to use the free buses - they could 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 7 minutes   Bournemouth 38 minutes
Shawford 9 minutes   Portsmouth Harbour 40 minutes
Southampton Central 10 minutes   Reading 43 minutes
Fareham 11 minutes   Guildford 51 minutes
Millbrook 14 minutes   Salisbury 52 minutes
Portchester 17 minutes   Chichester 62 minutes
Romsey 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
Basingstoke 24 minutes      

Find and book a train to either Southampton Airport Parkway or Hedge End station via the link below:

Car Parking

On-Site Parking

Car Parking Passport - £60

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

On-site parking is available to be purchased as a bundle for all seven T20s at The Ageas Bowl as a Vitality Blast Car Parking Passport for £60 per car, which will give you access to the parking for each of the seven T20s at The Ageas Bowl.

On-site car parking will be parked on a grass surface and located a short walk (roughly 10 minutes on a tarmac path) away from the gate. Please note, this walk contains hills and will not be suitable for those with mobility requirements.

To book accessible parking, please email 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.

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.

Click here to read The Ageas Bowl's Car Parking terms & conditions.

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

Bluestar Bus No.14

Southampton City Centre – Northam - Bitterne – West End – Chartwell Green – THE AGEAS BOWL – Hedge End Super Store and Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 14 Bluestar 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 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.