How to get to Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

If you are planning on heading to Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter to catch Italy, Namibia, Tonga, Georgia or Romania battle it out for the World Cup Trophy, you may find our travel information useful!

The Fixtures to be held at Sandy park will be;

29th September – Tonga v Namibia7th October – Namibia v Georgia11th October – Italy v Romania

The UK is expecting a surge of international supporters throughout the World Cup, so we detailed the various ways to travel to the stadium from Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport Address:

Bristol Airport, Bristol, BS48 3DY

Distance to Sandy Park Stadium:

65 miles, 1 hour 10 mins

By Car:

Driving direct is probably the easiest option if this is available to you. You can hire a car at Bristol Airport with prices starting at just £27!

1) Sat-Nav Postcode: EX2 7NN2) Leave the airport and follow signs for the M5 (South)3) Continue on M5 and exit at Junction 304) Follow signs for the A3052 / West Point Arena (Park and Ride) 5) Shuttle Bus will take you to the Stadium Car park so will require a 2 minute walk to the stadium.


An average price for a return journey comes in at £235. We think you’d be better off hiring your own car!!

By Coach

If you choose a National Express Coach, the journey will take around 3 ½ hours, and a return journey will cost from £18.40 depending on the times you choose to travel!

The Coach will take you to Exeter Bus and Coach Station, from which you can catch the Service 52 A, B or C (Exeter to Sidmouth) bus which takes approx. 30mins, or jump in a taxi direct in just half the time.

By Train

1) Grab a Taxi or Bus to Bristol Temple Meads Station2) You’ll need the Cross Country service Towards Plymouth3) Exit the Train at Exeter St Davids4) From this station, you’ll need the First Great Western service towards Exmouth5) Depart the train at Digby and Sowton. Your train journey cost is approx. £45 for an open return (return within one month)6) Sandy Park is a 10 minute walk from here.


Thinking of extending your stay, or simply getting a bit of rest in before you head home? With plenty of local hotels to choose from, comparing prices couldn’t be easier when using our guide here. Pick from a wide selection of hotels, including those on the Airport itself.

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