Understanding your travel options if you’re a visiting supporter
Getting to Southampton Football Club is easy and can be done by a variety of different types of transport. We ask that you consider all of the travel options available to you when planning your journey to the Stadium.
Our key message though is to think twice before travelling by car if you can and to use either your Home Club’s Official supporter transport or alternative to use public transport wherever possible. If you must drive then consider car sharing!!
The plan of the Stadium here
shows just how close we are to a range of public transport options.
Before setting off, please be aware that Southampton Football Club’s ticket selling policy does not permit ‘babes in arms’ on matchdays and will therefore, not admit supporters with children below the age of 18 months in any section of the ground.
Please note: The Park and Ride service that functioned in previous seasons is no longer in operation.
Travelling by Rail
Use the journey planner to understand the best way for you to get to the Stadium by train or alternatively visit national rail enquiries
The nearest train station to St Mary’s Stadium is Southampton Central Railway Station (SO15 1AL) and is only a 20 minute walk away. The journey planner also shows you the easiest way to walk from the Station to the Stadium.
On the cross roads where Civic Centre Road and New Road meet (see here
), if you take right onto Above Bar Street you will find Yates (public house) where visiting supporters are accepted entry.
Follow the walking man on a Brown Sign with a football symbol which are situated in different locations around the City Centre to reach St Mary’s Stadium.
There is an option to use the bus stop and taxi rank outside the train station. If you are catching a bus you will require either the 8A (First Buses
) or 18 (BlueStar Buses
) which will pick you up at Bus Stop SA.
Travelling by Coach or Minibus
There is free parking for away supporters who are travelling either by official supporters coaches, private coaches or minibus on Britannia Road (SO14 5FP). Please note although Britannia Road is restricted by a Road Closure 1 hour 30 minutes before kick-off you can still gain access to this area. We advise that coaches/minibuses enter via the roundabout where Marine Parade meets Britannia Road.
We advise all away supporters to board their coach or minibus immediately after the final whistle. This will assist Southampton Football Club in releasing the Road Closure as soon as deemed safe to get you on your way home as quickly and safely as possible.
Travelling by Motorcycle or Cycle
Cycling is a quick and reliable way to get around Southampton on match days. Most of the city is less than a 20 minute ride from St. Mary’s stadium. For some, arriving by motorcycle is also a good option.
The Football Club also has FREE parking facilities at the Stadium for those who motorcycle or cycle. This can be found alongside the Kingsland Stand that is situated at the rear of the Stadium.
Please note that if you are travelling by motorcycle you should enter via the Stadium South Car Park and liaise with Security on entry. If arriving by motorcycle please do so no later than 40 minutes prior to kick-off due to closures. These closures will remain in place until approximately 20 minutes after the final whistle.
Southampton Football Club accepts no liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of parking on this site. Riders are advised to exercise all due precautions whilst leaving cycles unattended and to remove all values. Please secure your bike using a good quality cycle lock.
Disabled Parking for Away Supporters
Southampton Football Club reserve 5 disabled car parking spaces for away supporters adjacent to the turnstile you enter. You must be a Blue Badge holder and there will be NO admission to the car park within 40 minutes of kick off due to closures put in place. Please call the Operations Department on 02380 711966 in advance to secure a parking space.
Travelling by Car
Southampton Football Club advises all supporters not to travel by private car into the surrounding areas of the Stadium. Due to parking restrictions operating on a match day we recommend all supporters to use local City Council Car Parks.
The Club recommends that you make use of the following City Council Car Parks:
1. Bedford Place Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 2QW
2. Grosvenor Square Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 2GR
3. West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 1AP
4. Marlands Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 1BA
5. Eastgate Multi-storey Car Park – SO14 3HH
Please click the link below to see where the car parks are located:
Southampton Football Club would appreciate that all supporters who do choose to travel by car to help reduce congestion before and after the match by car sharing.
For latest traffic updates of incidents, road works and disruptions please click any of the links below!!!