England v Sri Lanka - On The Day Travel

England v Sri Lanka - On The Day Travel

Getting to Emirates Riverside

Getting to Emirates Riverside is easy – there are lots of ways to get here. The following information is provided in order to help you plan your journey to and from Emirates Riverside and to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Please take some time to study the information and plan your journey.

Travel Guide

Click here to download our Emirates Durham Investec Test Match international travel guide.

General Information

Consider if there is a sustainable form of transport you can use for your journey to Emirates Riverside. Plan your journey well before the day including the purchase of any advance tickets or permits. Allow enough time for your journey and get there early as the site can become very busy near the start of a game.

The only way to secure your parking space at the ground is to purchase a parking permit in advance.  Pre-paid permits, which are limited in numbers and sold on a first come first served basis, are available from the Box Office on 0844 4994466 or online by clicking here for £10.00.

Please do not park on the roads or in residential areas in the vicinity of the ground. Any vehicle found to be in contravention of the ‘No Waiting’ regulations may be dealt with by the Police. Blue badge holders - please follow instructions given by stewards.

By Car - Permit Holders

All customers, including Blue Badge holders, wishing to secure their parking space at Emirates Riverside should purchase a parking permit in advance.  These are priced at £10.00 are available from the Box Office on 0844 4994466 or online by clicking here.

Download the relevant car parking guide that relates to your coloured pass here:








Walking time to Emirates Riverside from red and black car parks is approximately 2 minutes. Walking time to Emirates Riverside from the yellow car park is approximately 3-5 minutes depending on if you are at the front or back of the car park.

By Car - Park & Ride

Durham CCC is operating a Park & Ride service for days 1-3 of this match, located at LAMBTON ESTATES (DH3 4PQ).

The cost of the Park and Ride service is £4.00 per car. Park and Ride passes are available on the day at the park and ride site or can be booked in advance through the Box Office on 0844 499 4466 or online by clicking here.

Please follow the yellow and black signs:
• From A1(M) leave at junction 64.
• From A19 leave at A183 junction.
• From A167 follow signs via A183.
The Park & Ride will run from at 8.15am until 11.15am. The service will resume 30 minutes prior to close or abandonment of play.



Chester-le-Street can be accessed via a number of bus routes such as:
• From Newcastle and Gateshead every 10 minutes on Angel services 21 and 22
• From Bishop Auckland and Durham every 30 minutes on Angel service 21
For further routes and timetable information visit www.simplygo.com  or contact Traveline on 0871 2002233.


A number of trains stop at Chester-le-Street station. This is the closest station to the ground and is around a fifteen minute walk from Emirates Riverside via a clearly signposted route.

For a detailed train timetable please click HERE.

A limited number of trains stop at Chester-le-Street station, a fifteen minute walk from Emirates Riverside. A more extensive service operates to Durham station from where Durham CCC will operate a shuttle bus service. The shuttle bus service will operate from 8.15am to 11.15am in the morning, with a return service operating 30 minutes prior the close of play or abandonment of the game. The cost of this service is £2.00 per person per journey (£4 return) and is paid on the shuttle bus.

For general rail timetable information visit:
www.chester-le-track.co.uk or

Other modes of transport

Drop-off and Pick-up Point

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 mins before close of play. All vehicles must turn left when exiting from the pick-up point.


There is a signed pedestrian route from Chester-le-Street town centre and railway station to Emirates Riverside. Walking time from Chester-le-Street town centre to Emirates Riverside is approximately 15 minutes, and from the railway station is approximately 20 minutes.


Dedicated cycle racks are available free of charge at the ground. Stewards at the gate will direct any cyclists wishing to use these on the day.