How to find us

How to find us

Getting to Emirates Riverside is easy – there are lots of ways to get here.  If you are going there for one of the big matches or events then remember to get there early as the site can become very busy near the start of a game.


How to find us

Plan your journey well before the day to ensure you arrive before the start of the match.  It is a good idea to plan your travel and book the necessary tickets (for travel and/or parking) when you purchase your ticket. 

For the Domestic Travel Guide please click here.


You can reach Emirates Riverside by any of these methods:

By Walking

If you live locally or are arriving at Chester le Street Market Place or the Railway Station you could walk to DCCC. 

• Chester le Street Market Place to DCCC is a 15 - 20 minute walk
• Chester le Street Railway Station to DCCC is a 15 - 20 minute walk.

There is a pedestrian route which avoids busy roads:

• From Chester le Street Market Place – pass Park View School to Roman Avenue, use the foot bridge over the A167 then through Riverside Park to DCCC
• From DCCC - through Riverside Park using the footbridge to reach Roman Avenue, then past Park View School to the Market Place / Rail Stations.

By Cycling

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 cycles at DCCC.

By Bus

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:

• North and south from Newcastle to Gateshead, Chester le Street, Durham and Bishop Auckland

• East and west from Sunderland, Stanley and Consett.

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 and Town 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:

•        Angel 21 service, which operates between Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham to Chester-le-Street. Monday-Saturday daytimes they’re every 7-8 minutes from Newcastle and every 15 minutes from Durham. On a Sunday they’re every 10 minutes from Newcastle and every 30 minutes from Durham.

•        Pronto X21 service, which operates between Bishop Auckland, Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle. It is an express non-stop service between Chester-le-Street and Gateshead Interchange. They operate every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes, hourly on a Sunday.

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 for full timetable information and for ticketing options.


By Rail

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 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.

By Metro

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. 

By Coach

Could you hire a coach and travel with other supporters?  This would save you a tiring drive.

By Taxi

Taxis are available in Chester le Street Market Place, Bus and Railway Station.  There are Taxi telephone numbers in the Reception at DCCC.

By Park and Ride

Park and Ride (P&R) buses run for the big events.  Look out for details on the DCCC website.

By Car Sharing

Don’t travel by yourself – travel with friends!  Only pay for one car parking space.

By Car

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/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.

Drop Off and Pick up Point

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.


Name Phone Website
Durham County Cricket Club 0191 387 1717
Chester le Street District Council 0191 387 1919
Durham County Council 0191 383 4567

Journey planning

Name Website
Transport Direct

Public transport information

Name Phone Website
Traveline 0871 200 22 33
Go North East Buses 0845 60 2 60
Chester le Track 0191 387 1387
The Train Line
Cross Country 0870 0100084
TransPennine Express
National Rail 08457 48 49 50
Northern Rail
Nexus (Metro) 0191 203 3333


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