With 82,000 fans arriving within a 2 hour period for every game, travel can be a little challenging if you don't plan well. And that's where this page steps in!
The best way to get to Twickenham Stadium is to arrive by train. The nearest station is Twickenham, approximately a 10-15 minute walk away - with hot dog and burger stands along the way. However most people can easily walk from either Whitton, St Margarets or Strawberry Hill stations (approx 30 mins) - and those trains tend to come from London Waterloo or Reading. On match days the crowds from Twickenham Station are shepherded by barriers, police horses and official event marshalls, but it's generally a decent atmosphere.
More information can be found at South West Trains.
Richmond is both on the train line and the Underground, so a very popular landing point for rugby fans. Because of this, the RFU lays on special buses to and from Richmond Station to Twickenham Stadium for matches and concerts throughout the year.
The bus fare is currently only 50p - leaving plenty of cash for a pint at one of Twickenham's best pubs!
On match days South West Trains usually increase the frequency and capacity of trains to and from Twickenham, but it still gets very busy.
As we mentioned above, the RFU lays on a special shuttle bus service from Richmond to the Stadium. But you can also take a number of normal service buses. At our last check you could take the 281, 267, 481, 681 and H20 (or, if you just want to get to Twickenham town and walk the last bit you can take the R68, R70, 33, 110, 290, H22 or 490). It's a good idea to check TFL's website to get accurate info for the day.
The Stadium is just a few hundred yards from the A316, which becomes the M3... which connects to the M25. The good news is that the M3 is one of the quietest motorways in the South of England. The bad news is that the A316 gets totally snarled up due to the weight of traffic.
On match and concert days the main road to the stadium is closed to traffic at key times, as are some of the main roads around the town of Twickenham. Even for locals it can be hard to get around the area before and after a game.
It's a much better idea to take the train and bus than trying to find parking near Twickenham Stadium, but if you insist, have a look at our Twickers parking page and be wary of the additional street parking restrictions.
If you're arriving from abroad, Heathrow is the closest Airport. Only six miles away it should take around 30 minutes to get to the Twickenham area by taxi - but probably best to walk/bus the last bit!
Getting from Heathrow to Twickenham Stadium by train is a little more complicated as you either need to take a bus to Feltham and get the train from there, or head to Hammersmith on the Picadilly Line (the blue Underground line) and then back out to Richmond on the District Line (the green Underground line).
We have seen companies advertise helicopter charter to Twickenham Stadium, but we're not sure where they would land?
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