The Rugby Groud Guide



Air: Bristol Airport is around 50 miles away. Take the bus from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads rail station to catch a train to Gloucester. Journey time is around 90 minutes

Birmingham Airport is about 60 miles from Gloucester, and is one of the busiest in the U.K. The airport is around 90 minutes by rail from Gloucester-take the train from the airport’s own station to Birmingham New Street, and change there for a direct service to Gloucester.

Cardiff Airport is 80 miles from Gloucester. Direct train services operate from the airport to Cardiff Central where connecting services operate to Gloucester. Total journey time is about 2 hours


Rail: Gloucester is served by First Great Western Trains from London, Aviva from South Wales and Cross-Country from the West Midlands.

Directions from Station: The station is less than a 10 minute walk from the ground. Come out of the station, turn right and follow the road towards Kingsholm, from where signposts will direct you to the ground.


Road: From London & the South: Leave the M4 at Junction15, signposted Swindon.

Take the A419/417 to Gloucester. At Zoons Court Roundabout follow the signs A40 to Ross and go along Northern Bypass. At Longford roundabout (where A40 crosses A38) turn left towards City Centre. This route takes approx.90 minutes from the M4 now that the A419/417has been upgraded to motorway standard.

An alternative route is to take the M40 out of London and the A40 from east of Oxford to the Longford road roundabout on the Gloucester Northern Bypass


Parking: Kingsholm Stadium is situated in the middle of a residential area, and the club encourages supporters to use Park and Ride:

Waterwells at Quedgley: From M5 south, take exit 12 and follow signs to the Waterwells Park and Ride. Buses run every 12 minutes to the city centre.

The cost is £1.50 to the city centre St. Oswald's Business Park, from where the stadium is only a 5 minute walk. Be aware that this car park is closed at 19.15, Monday-Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.

British Energy at Barnwood: British Energy overflow car parks are located on the eastern side of Gloucester, about two and a half miles from the city centre, just off the A417 bypass.

The Kingsholm Stadium Park and Ride runs every 15 minutes from Barnwood to Kingsholm Club 2 hours before kick-off.

The return journey runs every 15 minutes for 2 hours after the final whistle from Skinner Street.

Cost is £1.00 per adult and 50p per child

To get to Barnwood: From the North: Leave the M5 at Junction 11, and follow the A40 in the direction of Gloucester. At the first roundabout, take the second turning on  the left (A417 Southbound).

At the second roundabout, go straight across, and enter Barnett Way (with the Cheltenham & Gloucester building on your left). British Energy is now directly in front of you, so continue to follow the road round and past the main entrance to British Energy towards the over-flow car park.

From the South: Take Junction 11a off the M5, and follow the A427 in the direction of Gloucester.

Then, as From the North.

The postcode for the Park and Ride site for GPS/Sat Nat is: GL4 3RS


Disabled Supporters: A drop off/pick up point is located at the front of the main car park.

If you insist on driving to the Stadium, Take exit 11 off the M5, and proceed on the A40 towards the city centre. At the Elmbridge Roundabout take the third exit and stay on the A40. At the next roundabout take the first left into the Tewkesbury Road. Go over the next roundabout, and the Stadium is on your right hand side after approximately 500 metres.

Gloucester Rugby Club operates one secure car parking facility at a nearby school. Kings School is between the rugby club and the City Centre.

Also, opposite Kingsholm Primary School (which is directly opposite the main club car park) is the YMCA car park, which is also available to supporters on match days. Both these car parks cost £3 and are manned during match hours.


Bus: Many bus routes are available into the main bus station from where it is a 5-minute walk to the stadium




Last Updated July 2016



Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016


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