Vitality Blast - Travel Information

Utilita Bowl will host seven huge Hampshire Hawks Vitality Blast matchdays from Thursday 30th May - Friday 19th July.

Buy tickets and car parking to these fixtures via the link below.

Below you can find the information you'll need regarding travel and parking.

Please plan your journey in advance of your trip to Utilita Bowl to make your journey as smooth and seamless as possible.


Rail & Free Shuttle Buses

Free buses will be available for all fans travelling to and from all of Hampshire Hawks' Vitality Blast fixtures at Utilita Bowl in 2024.

The hassle-free, environmentally friendly bus services have quickly became a firm favourite with event-goers, delivering over 20,000 supporter journeys in 2023, and thus these buses will be back for the 2024 season as well.

These free direct buses will be available to and from both Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station and Hedge End Station, running continuously for all fixtures from 30 minutes before gates open and up to one hour after the Hampshire Hawks match has finished.

The buses will depart from outside both railway stations - simply head for the Hampshire Hawks flags upon arrival at the stations!

The buses heading back to the stations from Utilita Bowl will depart from opposite the West Gate turnstiles and the last bus back to the stations will leave roughly 60 minutes after the end of the match.

Fans will not need a ticket to use the free buses - they can 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
St Denys 6 minutes
Winchester 7 minutes
Shawford 9 minutes
Southampton Central 10 minutes
Fareham 11 minutes
Millbrook 14 minutes
Portchester 17 minutes
Romsey 17 minutes
Totton 18 minutes
Redbridge 18 minutes
Cosham 22 minutes
Ashurst 23 minutes
Basingstoke 24 minutes
Fratton 31 minutes
Portsmouth & Southsea 35 minutes
Bournemouth 38 minutes
Portsmouth Harbour 40 minutes
Reading 43 minutes
Guildford 51 minutes
Salisbury 52 minutes
Chichester 1 hour 2 minutes
London Waterloo 1 hour 6 minutes
Swindon 1 hour 15 minutes
Oxford 1 hour 17 minutes
Dorchester 1 hour 30 minutes
Weymouth 1 hour 34 minutes
Brighton 1 hour 42 minutes

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

 

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


Car Parking

Visitors are urged to not park in local residential areas.

Member Season Pass Holders, disabled guests, hospitality guests and Vitality Blast Parking Passport holders will be parked on-site.

Hampshire Cricket Members and Vitality Blast Passport holders have the opportunity to purchase a Car Parking Passport for £60 per car, which grants access to a on-site car parking for all seven T20s at Utilita Bowl.

Vitality Blast Parking Passport - £60

Park & Walk

Park & Walk Per Fixture - £15

Vitality Blast attendees can pre-book car parking at Utilita Bowl's Park & Walk site for just £15 for all of Hampshire Hawks' T20 matchdays.

Ticket holders for Hampshire Hawks' T20s are encouraged to pre-book Park & Walk, as these spaces usually sell out in advance of the matchday.

The Park & Walk Car Park is open from 30 minutes prior to gates opening.

The vehicle entrance for Park & Walk is from the A27 Moorhill Road, please follow signage for "Car Park 11" and look out for the triangle on signage on local roads.

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Vehicles booked into Park & Walk 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 people with accessible requirements.

Park & Walk will be available via a different entrance at the ground for 2024, so please follow the directions provided on your purchased car parking pass.

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 Utilita Bowl's Car Parking terms & conditions.

Please note, all on-site parking is subject to availability.


Accessible Car Parking

Per Vehicle - £15

To pre-book on-site accessible parking, please email tickets@utilitabowl.com with proof of a valid Blue Badge. On the matchday, spectators with pre-booked accessible parking should arrive with a valid blue badge to display to stewards. You will then be directed to one of the venues car park which is available on the venue map. 

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 Utilita 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

Utilita 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 – 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

Follow the link below to plan your journey with these public buses.

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 Train Station.


Taxis

A Taxi Rank will operate from the Holiday Inn car park.

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.

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