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How to find us

How to get here

Getting to Emirates Riverside is easy – there are lots of ways to get here. We have provided useful links and telephone numbers and car parking information below.

Address:
Durham County Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

Reaching Emirates Riverside

Car

Emirates Riverside is located just one mile outside Chester le Street, four 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. These arrangements will be made readily available on the website from around 2-3 weeks before the event.

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 & is subject to availability.

Rail

Chester-le-Street station is served by three train operating companies. Northern Rail, CrossCountry & First TransPennine all run regular services from local & regional destinations. On busy match days, additional stops are made by trains at Chester-le-Street.

Please note East Coast services from Edinburgh and London are unable to call at Chester-le-Street: the nearest stop for East Coast is Durham.

There is a shuttle bus service available from Durham Railway Station to and from DCCC for larger matches & events – information on available shuttle services will be posted on the website around 2-3 weeks before the event, should they be in use.

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).

Use Go North East’s Journey Planner via their website to plan your bus route to Emirates Riverside.

Walking

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

From Chester le Street Market Place to DCCC is a 15 – 20-minute walk, while the walk from Chester le Street Railway Station is around a 15 – 20-minute walk.

The pedestrian route is well signposted.

Metro

Metro can provide transport for part of a journey for those who are travelling from Tyne and Wear. Visit Nexus’ website for more information.

Taxi

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 around 2-3 weeks before the event.

Car Sharing

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

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.

Details regarding road closures for major events will be made available on the website around 2-3 weeks prior to the event taking place.