Fireworks Travel

2018 Fireworks Party - Travel Information

The Ageas Bowl's annual Fireworks Party returns for 2018, for information on the travelling and parking arrangements for this event, please see below.

In an attempt to preserve the environment please consider walking or cycling to the Ageas Bowl. If you cannot do so please use one of the following options: 

By Car:

Please note onsite car parking is now sold out, with only limited Accessible Parking spaces remaining.

A limited number of accessible parking spaces are also available for £5.00. For more information or to book your space, please phone 02380 472 002.

If you haven’t pre-booked please note that there is no ‘pay-on-the-day’ car parking and you are advised to use one of the options detailed below.

By Bus:

First Bus

The no. 8 service connects the Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station, Southampton Civic Centre and Southampton City Centre. The bus stop is located on Marshall Drive. For timetable information please visit call 0871 2002 233 or visit

An extended service has been arranged at the following times:

Marshall Drive > Southampton City Centre: 8:00pm, 8:10pm, 8:20pm, 8:28pm and 8:43pm

Marshall Drive > Hedge End Station: 8:10pm and 8:25pm


The X4 service links Southampton Airport Parkway train station, Eastleigh, West End and Hedge End to The Ageas Bowl. The bus stop is located on Botley Road. For timetable information please visit or call 0238 0644 715. 

First Bus will be providing a free bus service back to Southampton Airport Parkway after the event from the Marshall Drive bus stop at the following times:

8:00pm and 8:30pm.

By Train:

For all rail enquiries please contact National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50 or visit: . Plus Bus is a national company offering discounted bus fares when purchased at the same time as a train ticket. For more information visit or call 08457 000 125.

By Taxi:

A taxi rank will be operation after the event from outside the West Gate.

By Dropping Off & Picking Up:

Dropping Off - All drops offs will take place in the gravel car park near the West Gate. Please follow the AA signage and direction from the traffic marshals.

Picking Up – A pick up facility will be available within the Holiday Inn Express car park. Please follow direction from the traffic marshals. 

By Motorbike or 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.