Plan your trip to Edgbaston

The following information will help you plan your travel to Edgbaston for our Go Green Game 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 and give plenty of time to arrive.
  • Leave the car at home and use public transport. Free transport is available from National Express West Midlands.
  • If you live nearby, consider walking or cycling. There’s lots of safe cycling paths and walking routes from the city centre.
  • Have your e-tickets ready via the Edgbaston app.
  • Gates open from 12.30pm, please arrive early.

Get to the ground

Free Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus service, provided by National Express West Midlands, from Birmingham City Centre to Edgbaston Stadium will be available free of charge for the Go Green Game, running from 12.30pm.

The 501 Shuttle Bus pick-up point is located from right outside New Street Station on Smallbrook Queensway (opposite TK Maxx and close to the Bullring). The service is convenient for users of both New Street and Moor Street Train Stations.

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


Free Public Buses

For our Go Green Game, National Express West Midlands will be offering free travel on their buses to and from Edgbaston for all ticket holders. Simply show your ticket to the driver on the day.

The main bus routes serving Edgbaston are the National Express services 45 and 47, which stop at Pershore Road. National Express services 61 and 63 also operate within walking distance of Edgbaston, please board at Bristol Road. In addition, National Express services 1 and 35 run near the ground, on Edgbaston Road.

To check bus timetable information for these routes, please click here.

All buses have accessible access.



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

The two nearest stations to Edgbaston Stadium are Birmingham New Street and also University (which offers a direct connection to Birmingham New Street). Many train stations offer car parking facilities.

Please note that rail stations will be busy so please be patient. Advance rail fares and super off-peak fares are available to book.

We recommend you plan your journey using the Transport for West Midlands Journey Planner, via the West Midlands Railway website or by using National Rail Enquiries where all station accessibility requirements can be found.

Due to the extra demand to London, two extra services will be provided by Chiltern Trains in the evening at 7.17pm and 7.37pm from Birmingham Moor Street via Warwickshire to London Marylebone.

Please be aware of engineering works on the following routes. Rail replacement bus services will be in use.

  • Northampton to Milton Keynes
  • Kidderminster to Droitwich
  • Redditch to Birmingham New Street

If you are intending to use the Cross City South bus replacement, please allow more time for your journey.

Rail Industrial Action

ASLEF is carrying out industrial action on the trains on Saturday 2 September.  This may have a knock-on impact on a small number of early morning trains the day after the strike (on 3 September).  You are advised to check your services and Live Departure times on National Rail Enquiries at


Walking and Cycling

The walking route from Birmingham city centre to Edgbaston Stadium takes approximately 45 minutes and is well signposted. For our Go Green Game, additional volunteers will be stationed along the designated walking route to assist.

The short walk from Moor Street is signposted towards Birmingham New Station to pick up the shuttle service.

West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme is offering 200 free rides for bikes and e-scooters to and from the city centre to the stadium. To qualify for a free ride you must unlock from Hill Street or Smallbrook Queensway. These link easily to the segregated blue route where a virtual dock will be available for you to leave your free ride at. The designated area is on the plaza right opposite the entrance to the stadium and available for your return journey to Hill Street or Smallbrook Queensway. Riders will need to dismount cycles, e-bikes and e-scooters on Edgbaston Road before terminating their 30 minute free ride at the virtual dock. For more information on how to use and further locations of the West Midlands Cycle Hire docks please click here. Assistance will be available at Hill Street and Edgbaston Stadium should you require it.

If you are local to the area, a limited number of secure cycle parking racks are available at the ground and a great way to beat the queues. Direct access is available from cycle routes from the city centre.  More information on cycle routes can be found here.


By Metro

If you live in the Black Country, you may wish to consider using West Midlands Metro to the Grand Central Metro stop and then walk to the dedicated Shuttle Bus service at Birmingham New Street on Smallbrook Queensway.

As an alternative to this, the Edgbaston Village Metro stop is 1.7 miles away, which is a 38-minute walk.  For more information please go to Plan Your Journey with West Midlands Metro.


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.


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.


By Rail

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


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.


By Car

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