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

Please plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at The Oval during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Plan your journey to and from the match and purchase your tickets in advance where possible.

Allow enough time for your journey and get to the venue early, the surrounding area can get extremely busy near the start of the match.

*Please note, the following info is for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 matches only, not applicable for warm up matches.


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


Walking is a great option to get to the ground, the Oval is within walking distance from both Kennington and Vauxhall park and is just over 15 minutes’ walk from the River Thames and the Thames Clipper St George Wharf Pier. Whether you walk for all or part of your trip, why not soak up the atmosphere and make the journey on foot? 


There a number of docking stations in the area surrounding the venue as well as some permanent bike racks.

The Oval is also well served in terms of London cycle infrastructure, with Cycle Superhighways 5 & 7 as well as Quietway 5 all providing convenient & safe routes within an easy ride to the ground. Cyclist-friendly Cycle Super Highways & Quietways, provide protected space for cyclists along some of London’s busiest roads, (CSH) as well as routes through quieter backstreets (Quietways).

See for more information on walking and cycling.                                


Vauxhall rail station is the main rail station for the Oval, with good links to Waterloo and the Southwest. From the station it is a 10-minute walk to the ground. Our World Cup Cricketeers will be there to welcome you, help answer any questions and guide you to the ground!

A queueing system will be in place on the way back to the station.  Please follow the signs and listen out for information from the stewards.

For information about train times please visit


The Oval is close to the centre of London and easy to reach by Tube, Train, Bus and Bike. See for more information.

The underground is a popular way to get to the Oval with a network that reaches all of London ( There are two stations a short walk away from the ground on the following lines:

Oval – 2 minutes (Northern line)

Vauxhall – 10 minutes (Victoria line)

World Cup Cricketeers will be at both these underground stations to help answer any questions and point you in the right direction!

A queueing system will be in place on the way back to the station.  Please follow the signs and listen out for information from the stewards.


London Bus routes 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and several other services have stops within a 5-minute walk of the venue. For more information on buses and the underground visit  Please note, there may be temporary changes to some bus stops at peak times, in order to help with crowd movement.


There is no spectator parking or coach parking around The Oval and spectators are advised to use public transport.

Please be aware that for major match days there are road closures in place on roads surrounding The Oval which may affect access to some side streets.

Match day parking for Blue badge holders will be available on or near the site.  For more details please contact Therese Peters on or by calling 0203 946 0100


There are no designated drop off and pick up areas for private vehicles or taxis.  For Private Hire Vehicles including Uber, there is a designated pick up area located a short walk away from the Alec Stewart Gate.