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The Riverside Durham


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It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!

Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at The Riverside Durham during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Riverside Durham is located just one mile outside Chester-le-Street, four miles outside Durham and ten miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. There are plenty of public transport options as well as a Park & Ride service and pre-bookable parking at the venue. Walking and cycling are good choices for those staying close by.


To download the Travel Guide for The Riverside Durham click here. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day.


There is plenty of parking at The Riverside Durham.

The venue has two parking areas available for spectators: Yellow and Red car park. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PARKING PERMITS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits will not be available to purchase on the day.


Both car parks are a short walk from the ground and will be controlled by stewards on match day.

There is a dedicated section for blue badge holders in the Red car park directly adjacent to ground - approximately 50m to the Gate 3 entrance. Blue badge parking must be pre-booked. To book your blue badge parking please click here.


Rainton Meadows Arena (post code: DH4 5PH) is the dedicated Park & Ride site. The car park will open with shuttles running to The Riverside Durham three hours prior to the start of the match. The return service will resume 30 minutes before close of play.

The shuttle will cost £3 return and will be payable on the day (contactless payment will be accepted). You do not need to book in advance.  All shuttle buses will be accessible.


Chester-le-Street station operates regular services from local and regional destinations including Newcastle, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland. It is the closest station to the ground - approximately 20-minute walk. On CWC19 match days extra services will be stopping at Chester-le-Street including an hourly service from and to Newcastle.

The East Coast services from Edinburgh and London are unable to call at Chester-le-Street therefore the nearest stop for East Coast trains is Durham Station. There is a shuttle bus service operating from the station for all CWC19 matches.

The shuttle bus service will start at Durham Train Station three hours prior to the start of the match and a return service will commence 30 minutes before the last ball or at the abandonment of the match.

The shuttle will cost £6 return (£3 one-way) and will be payable on the bus on the day and contactless payment will be accepted. You do not need to book in advance. All shuttle buses will be accessible.

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There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester-le-Street. Routes north/south from Newcastle to several destinations (Durham, Bishop Auckland), and east/west (Sunderland, Consett). The Riverside Durham can be accessed via several local bus routes including:

  • Bus no.71 from Houghton-le-Spring, direct to the Riverside
  • Bus no.78 from Sunderland, Consett & Stanley, direct to the Riverside
  • Angel no.21 from Newcastle and Gateshead or Durham, to Chester-le-Street Front Street
  • Castles Express no.X21 from Newcastle or Bishop Auckland, to Chester-le-Street Front Street

The majority of the public transport buses in Durham are accessible and will continue to service the venue.

Go North East’s Journey Planner is a great way to plan your local bus journey to The Riverside Durham:


The Riverside Durham has designated and clearly signposted drop-off and pick-up points for all cars and taxis/private hire/Uber located just off Ropery Lane, next to the Riverside Park. An area map with detailed car parks is available here.


There is a signposted walking route from Chester-le-Street town centre, bus stops and Chester-le-Street railway station which will take approximately 20 minutes (one mile). There will be World Cup Cricketeers along the route to help answer any questions and guide you to the ground.

Cycle racks are also available free of charge at the venue. Stewards at the gate will direct any cyclists wishing to use these on the day to Gate 3.


The Riverside Durham
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