Plan your trip to Edgbaston

The following information will help you plan your travel to Edgbaston and offer transport tips to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

But first, here are some top tips:

  • Plan your journey to and from Edgbaston in advance.
  • Allow enough time for your journey and getting into the stadium, the surrounding area can be busy near the start of the match.
  • Birmingham Pride is taking place on Saturday 25 May, so the City Centre and roads will be busier than usual.
  • Leave the car and use public transport. Use the Transport for West Midlands route planner.
  • Due to road closures in the City Centre, Shuttle Bus will only run until 2pm.
  • Have your match ticket ready on the Edgbaston app before you leave.
  • Gates open at 12.30pm, arrive early.
  • Accessibility drop-off is available via the Pershore Road entrance by the Edgbaston Cricket Centre.

Please note, traffic around Edgbaston on match days is extremely busy so give plenty of time to arrive.

Get to the ground

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus service from Birmingham City Centre to Edgbaston Stadium will be available for this match, running from 12.30pm.

Due to road closures for Birmingham Price, the Shuttle Bus will only run until 2pm. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that the 501 Shuttle Buss pick-up point will be different for this match, located on Pershore Street:

– Leave New Street Station and head for Dudley Street.
– Turn left down Dudley Street and go under Smallbrook Queensway (it will be closed in preparation for the Birmingham Pride parade).
– You will then be on Pershore Street.
– Go down Pershore Street for 200 metres to the pick-up point. Our Cricketeers will be at the pick-up point to help fans.

Click here to view map for pick-up point for this fixture.

The service is convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations. All buses are accessible by wheelchairs.

Buses will be running back from the stadium to the city centre after the close of play.

A return ticket is £5 for adults and £3.50 for children (aged 5-15). Tickets are available to purchase in advance from the National Express mTicket app or from staff on the bus. Cash and card payments will be accepted.

 

Rail

Birmingham has great public transport links and we strongly recommend that you consider these so that you can make the most of your day with us.

Birmingham New Street Station is the main rail hub for the city with connections from all over the country. There are regular trains to Manchester and London, with a journey time under 90 minutes. We recommend that you book your tickets in advance.

Unsure how to travel to Edgbaston? Use the Transport for West Midlands public transport route planner.

 

Public Buses

There are regular local buses to the ground from south-west Birmingham and the city centre. National Express buses 45 and 47 have services between the city centre and Pershore Road which is a two-minute walk to the ground.

More information on local buses can be found online at nxbus.co.uk.

 

By Bike

If you live locally, Edgbaston easy to get to by bike with both the Rea Valley and the A38 (Bristol Road) cycle route close by, offering a safe way to travel to the stadium. Bike stands are available near the Main Reception.

 

E-Bike Hire

Try a fun, healthy and sustainable way to travel. Cycle hire makes travelling from the City Centre to Edgbaston super flexible just for you. There is a clear and safe cycle route and cycle lanes to/from the City Centre and there will be a temporary docking station at the stadium.

The station will be active from 12.30pm and a cycle hire team member and cricketeers will be at Edgbaston and New Street station to help people to the dock.

For this match, the first 10 minutes of all journeys either starting or ending at Edgbaston dock will be free, normal rates apply following 10 minutes. Download the Beryl cycle hire app to get the discount.

To find out more about E-Bike hire, click here.

 

Walking

Many attendees enjoy the 40-minute walk to Edgbaston from the city centre.

The walking route between Birmingham New Street Station and Edgbaston is straightforward with comprehensive signs and on selected match days our Cricketeers will be on hand to help you find your way.

 

Taxi Drop Off & Pickup

We kindly ask all spectator to arrange taxi drop off and pickup away from Edgbaston to avoid unnecessary traffic and to adhere to local parking restrictions.

 

Birmingham Clean Air Zone

Birmingham City Council has introduced a Clean Air Zone within the A4540 Middleway (Inner City Ring Road).

Edgbaston is not within the Clean Air Zone, however, if you drive through the Clean Air Zone area  in a car or van, you could be charged £8 per day if your vehicle does not meet the required standards. Driving on the A4540 Middleway itself will not incur charges.

You can check if you will be charged using the Government vehicle checker and view a map of the Clean Air Zone, on the Brum Breathes website.

Hotel

Edgbaston Park Hotel is a contemporary, four-star hotel just a five-minute drive away from Edgbaston Stadium.

It is the nearest hotel to the stadium and only two miles away from Birmingham city centre, with plenty of free parking – making them the ideal choice if you’re travelling via Birmingham’s main transport links.

The hotel has its own train station – University – which is a short stroll from the hotel and runs a high-frequency service to and from New Street Station in just seven minutes. Check out their rooms and latest offers online or call 0121 414 8888 to book your stay.

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By Rail

Birmingham New Street Station is the main rail hub for the city with connections from all over the country.

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By Bike

Edgbaston Stadium is easy to get to by bike with both the Rea Valley Route and the brand A38 (Bristol Road) cycle route close by.

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By Car

Car parking is available on a pay and display basis at sites near Edgbaston.