Non-Matchday - Travel Information

Parking at Utilita Bowl

All guests and visitors to Utilita Bowl on a non-matchday should park in car parks 1 and 2 or make use of the lay-bys.

Blue badge holders should park behind the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stand in our disabled parking bays. The Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stand can be accessed via the East Gate.

Click here to read the venue's car parking terms & conditions.

Parking at Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl

Guests heading to Hilton at Utilita Bowl should, once on Marshall Drive, take the first exit off the roundabout into the Hilton Hotel. The car park entrance is located on your left roughly 50 meters off the roundabout. 

Accessing The Venue

On non-matchdays, the venue remains open for multi-purposes.

Utilita Bowl Store is open from 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, and can be accessed via the West Gate Entrance. All in-person retail, ticket and Membership queries can be made there.

If you are need to access the venue for any other purpose - such as a corporate event or cricket coaching - then please enter via the West Gate Entrance.

If you're travelling to Utilita Bowl for cricket, you can find information regarding the dates and times of the cricket fixture via the link below. 

Please note, car parks open 30 minutes before the scheduled gates opening time for all ticketed events (including concerts) at Utilita Bowl, unless the fixture/event's dedicated travel page states otherwise.

Ensure the smoothest journey possible by planning ahead. See details below about public transport access to Utilita Bowl.

Travelling by Train

Hedge End train station is less than 2 miles away, approximately a 35 minute walk from Utilita Bowl and Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl. Please click here for the station website. 

Hedge End station is located on the South Western Railway Portsmouth Solent Line.

Southampton Airport Parkway train station is approximately 3.5 miles from Utilita Bowl and Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl and services the Waterloo to Weymouth South Western Railway Main Line.

Find a train to either of these two train stations for easiest access to the ground via the portal below:


Follow the link below if you can't see the train search portal above.

If coming from Hedge End Station, look out for the Bluestar no.14 bus to bring you to the stadium, alternatively you can get a taxi from the station.

Public Bus Service

Bluestar Bus No.14

Southampton City Centre – Northam - Bitterne – West End – Chartwell Green – Utilita Bowl – Hedge End Super Store and Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 14 Bluestar Bus, please click here.

Bluestar Bus No.24

Eastleigh Bus Station - Southampton Airport Parkway Station - Mansbridge - West End - Utilita Bowl - Hedge End Super Stores - Hedge End Village

For further timetable information for the No. 24 Bluestar Bus, please click here.

The closest bus stops to Utilita Bowl are Dawson Lodge for buses travelling towards Southampton City Centre, and Moorgreen Hospital for buses travelling towards Hedge End Station.

By Air

Southampton Airport is the closest airport to Utilita Bowl and Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl, situated just 3.5 miles away. Upon arrival you can take the short trip on the Bluestar Bus 24 or take a taxi.

Gatwick Airport is situated 90 miles from Utilita Bowl and Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl and is the closest airport for long haul flights. Once landed there are a number of ways to travel to the venue, please visit for more information.