Vitality Blast - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl hosts seven Hampshire Hawks Vitality Blast matches in 2021. Here you can find the information you'll need regarding travel and parking to the fixtures.

The seven home Hawks T20 fixtures will be hosted with reduced capacities. Please plan your journey in advance of your trip to The Ageas Bowl to make your journey as smooth and seamless as possible.

Please note, updated rail shuttle information has been added below for Hampshire Hawks' final two group stage fixtures on Friday 16th & Sunday 18th July.


Car Parking

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

Per Car: £10

On-site parking and Park & Walk can be purchased on the day of the match for £10 per car.

On-site car parks will open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time of the fixture.

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

For accessible parking, please 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.

Please note, all on-site parking and Park & Walk will be available 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.


Rail Shuttle

UPDATED RAIL SHUTTLE INFORMATION BELOW:

Adult Return: £5 | Child Return (5-17 years): £3

Group Return (up to 5 people): £15

Adult Single: £3 | Child Single (5-17 years): £2

A rail shuttle service will be operating between Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and The Ageas Bowl for Hampshire Hawks' home Vitality Blast fixtures this summer.

Tickets are purchased upon boarding the rail shuttle.

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.

Friday 16th July - T20 Double-Header: Hampshire Hawks v Essex Eagles & Sussex Sharks

The rail shuttle service will begin from Southampton Airport Parkway at 11:45, running continuously for every 30 minutes until 18:45 (waiting up to 5 minutes for late running train connections).

Returning buses will start from The Ageas Bowl at 16:00 for every 30 minutes until 30 minutes after the end of the second fixture of the day (Hampshire Hawks v Sussex Sharks).

Sunday 18th July - Hampshire Hawks v Glamorgan

The rail shuttle service will begin from Southampton Airport Parkway for every 30 minutes from 12:15 until 14:15 (waiting up to 5 minutes for late running train connections).

Returning buses will start from The Ageas Bowl from the end of play until 30 minutes after the close of play.


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.


Rail

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 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 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.