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Vitality Blast - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl hosts seven Vitality Blast matches in 2019 and, here you can find all the information you'll need regarding travel and parking!

Car Parking

On-site

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

All parking is on a first come first served basis. Once on-site car parks are full you may be directed to use our Park and Walk facility.

Please note, advanced parking is available to purchase until 7 days prior to the appropriate match.

 

Park & Walk

Pre-booked parking will also be available on-site on the Golf Course (grass surface) located just a short walk from the venue entrances for £10 per car.

Please note that parking is likely to become full, so we encourage you to book early. Car Parks will close 90 minutes after the match, cars are not permitted to stay overnight. 

You can book Park & Walk for Hampshire's Vitality Blast fixtures via the link below and is available to purchase until 7 days prior to the appropriate match.

Pay on the day Park & Walk is available for cars to park at, located on Botley Road - please note, spaces will be limited.

If both onsite parking and park & walk become full, there may be space to park your car at the multi-storey car park at Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station for a fee.

 

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 Ageas Bowl stadium on Marshall Drive, please take the third exit off the mini roundabout to enter the Holiday Inn Car Park and follow direction from our traffic operatives. 

 

Public Bus

First Bus No. 8

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

First Bus No.8 service connects the Ageas Bowl with Southampton City Centre. A later bus service will run on all evening floodlit T20 games, picking up from the Marshall Drive bus stop at approximately 9.45pm, 9:59pm & 10:09pm.

Times will be brought forward for games that start at 2.30pm to pick up from the Marshall Drive bus stop at 5.15pm, 5.29pm & 5.44pm.

Timings are approximate and for further timetable information please visit www.firstgroup.com.

 

Xelabus X4

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

The Xelabus X4 service links the Ageas Bowl with Southampton Airport Parkway train station, Eastleigh, West End and Hedge End.

For further timetable information please call 02380 644 715 or visit www.xelabus.info

 

Rail Shuttle

Our T20 Rail Shuttle will operate from Southampton Airport Parkway railway station for every home Vitality Blast fixture.

Buses to the Ageas Bowl will run every 20 minutes, starting two hours before the start of the game and leaving from the bus stop by the main station entrance on Platform 1.

For evening games: from 5pm for every 20 minutes until 6.40pm

For afternoon games: from 12.30pm for every 20 minutes until 2.10pm

After the game, buses back to the station will leave at frequent intervals from Car Park 1 with the last one leaving 30 minutes after the end of play.

Fare: £3 single, £5 return, £15 group return (up to four people). English National Concessionary passes are valid for free travel.

 

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 hop onto the T20 Rail Shuttle as explained above, or look out for the Xelabus X4 (more details listed above).

 

Motorcycle/Bicycle

Motorbikes are permitted to park free of charge at the Ageas Bowl. Parking is located opposite the West Gate and all parking is subject to availability.

The Ageas Bowl also provides a free bicycle storage facility. Please be aware this is now located opposite the East Gate.

 

Private Coaches

Private coaches can park at the Ageas Bowl for a fee of £50 and mini-buses for £15. Please pay upon arrival and follow the direction from our traffic marshals

 

Taxi Rank

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

Pre-booked vehicles will pick up individuals from Holiday Inn Car Park.