If you were lucky enough to get your hands on tickets for the Rugby World Cup, that’s great news! We thought we’d make the trip a little less stressful by comparing easiest ways to get to the stadium on match days, including travel time and costs.
The Fixtures to be held at Kingsholm Stadium will be;
19th September - Tonga v Georgia
23rd September - Scotland v Japan
25th September - Argentina v Georgia
11th October - USA v Japan
Bristol Airport is ideally located and relatively cheap to fly to; a return flight from Scotland will cost from £120 direct. A range of public transport is also available, making Kingsholm easily accessible.
Bristol Airport Address:
Distance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium:
50 miles, 60 mins
Although not the quickest route, taking a train is the most convenient option;
Take the train from Bristol Airport to Bristol Temple Meades.
Depart the train here and jump on the connecting train to Gloucester. An off peak return ticket will cost around £28.
It is then a short, sign posted walk to the Stadium.
Your quickest option may be to hire a car from the Airport and drive to Gloucester. Prices start around £28 and gives you the option to go and explore the beautiful city and surroundings.
Sat-Nav Postcode: GL4 3RS (for park and Ride)
Leave the airport and join the M5
Leave the motorway at Junction 11A and merge onto the A417
You will see the EDF Energy Building in front of you. follow signs for the Overflow / park and Ride Car park.
For Match Days, the price for Park and Ride is £6.
National Express Coaches run a convenient service into Gloucester, their quickest journey takes just over 2 hours and prices for a return ticket are around £25, depending on the times of travel.
You’ll then need to get a 15 minute taxi journey to the stadium.
An average price for a return journey comes in at £167! We would suggest the train with a short taxi journey at the other end!
If you plan to stay for a few matches, or want to explore Bristol further, be sure to compare hotel prices to make the most of your stay.