Players & Staff
Home > About us > How to find us
Getting to Emirates Riverside is easy – there are lots of ways to get here. Whether you are travelling to us by car or by public transport all the information you need to find us is available on a downloadable PDF, please click here for our visitor guide. We have also provided useful links and telephone numbers and car parking information below.
Address: Durham County Cricket Club Emirates Riverside Riverside Chester-le-Street County Durham DH3 3QR
Useful Telephone Numbers:
You can reach Emirates Riverside by any of these methods:
If you live locally or are arriving at Chester le Street Market Place or the Railway Station you could walk to DCCC.
There is a pedestrian route which avoids busy roads:
For the best cycle routes see Cycling Map “County Durham North – Skirting the Cities, Routes to Roam” available from Durham County Council.
There are a limited number of secure cycle racks to park bicycles at DCCC.
There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester le Street. Routes north / south from Newcastle to several destinations (e.g. Durham, Bishop Auckland), and east / west (e.g. Sunderland, Consett).
The nearest Chester le Street has to a Bus Station is the Market Place where the bus stops have real time information (10 – 15 minute walk to DCCC). However, the Market Place is not the nearest bus stop to DCCC. The closest stops to DCCC are two stops further south of the Market Place – at the Black Horse (for buses in both directions, north and south, a 5 – 10 minute walk to DCCC).
There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester le Street. Routes:
The Market Place is the focal point for bus travel in Chester le Street (15 – 20 minute walk to DCCC) where the bus stops have real time information. However, the Market Place is not the nearest bus stop to DCCC. The closest stops to DCCC (for buses to Durham and Bishop Auckland and Newcastle) are further south of the Market Place – at the Black Horse pub which is a 10 – 15 minute walk to DCCC.
Go North East 78 Coast & Country service stops nearby DCCC and can be caught from Sunderland, Stanley, Consett, Great Lumley, Fence Houses and Chester-le-Street. The service operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, daytime. On a Sunday service 78 operates every hour, as does the 78A.
Go North East 36 service also stops nearby DCCC and serves Chester-le-Street, Great Lumley, Fence Houses, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, Castletown andTown End Farm. This service operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, daytime.
In addition to the above services, Go North East also operate an extensive range of frequent buses that serve Chester-le-Street Front Street, which is approximately a 10 minute walk away from DCCC. These include:
Other services from areas such as Langley Park, Sacriston, Washington Galleries, Concord, Wrekenton and South Shields: 8, 28/28A, 34/34A, 50/50A and X25.
Visit www.simplygo.com for full timetable information and www.simplygo.com/tickets for ticketing options.
Chester-le-Street station is a 15-20 minute walk to DCCC, and is served by three train operating companies. Northern Rail, CrossCountry and First TransPennine all serve Chester-le-Street from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. Northern Rail services run to and from Thornaby, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Saltburn, sometimes requiring a change at Darlington. CrossCountry serve York, Doncaster, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and points beyond, and TransPennine serve York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester. On busy match days, additional stops are made by trains at Chester-le-Street.
East Coast services from Edinburgh and London are unable to call at Chester-le-Street: the nearest stop for East Coast is Durham which is served regularly. There is a shuttle bus service available from Durham Railway Station to and from DCCC for larger matches and events.
Chester-le-Street station is run as an independent business by Chester-le-Track Ltd whose staff will be happy to arrange reservations for rail travel to Chester-le-Street or elsewhere. They can be contacted on 0191 387 1387 office hours or on the website www.nationalrail.com where tickets can be booked online and latest timetable information obtained.
There is a shuttle bus service from Durham Railway Station to and from DCCC for larger matches and events.
Although there is no Metro outside Tyne and Wear, Metro can provide transport for part of a journey for those who are travelling from Tyne and Wear to DCCC.
Could you hire a coach and travel with other supporters? This would save you a tiring drive.
Taxis are available in Chester le Street Market Place, Bus and Railway Station. There are Taxi telephone numbers in the Reception at DCCC.
Park and Ride
Park and Ride (P&R) buses run for the big events. Look out for details on the DCCC website.
Don’t travel by yourself – travel with friends! Only pay for one car parking space.
Emirates Riverside is located just 1 mile outside Chester le Street, 4 miles outside Durham and 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.
There will be extra parking arrangements for games and events which are expected to draw particularly large crowds.
It is not recommended that you try to park in the residential areas around DCCC.
All vehicle parking is on the understanding that DCCC accept no responsibility in respect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or any injury to the occupant/srespect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or any injury to the occupant/s or any person visiting the car park. All vehicle parking is subject to DCCC’s terms and conditions. All parking is subject to availability.
Provision for Blue Badge Holders
For big events, Blue Badge Holders (BBH) can purchase a Blue Badge Parking Permit in advance, which enables them to park in the red spectator spaces nearest DCCC.
The Emirates Riverside has a designated drop-off and pick-up point for all cars and taxis. A road closure may be in place on B1284 Rotary Way immediately play finishes. It is advisable for vehicles to be at the pick-up point approximately 15 minutes before close of play. All vehicles must turn left when exiting from the pick-up point.