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Sports Stadiums by Train

If you’re a sport lover (or just along for the ride), you can travel by train to some of Great Britain’s biggest and best stadiums

Whether you’re going to watch the big match or take a tour of the hallowed grounds, here’s how to find the nearest station to some of the most popular stadiums, and get closer to the action.

If you click the link for the station you need, you will find information about facilities and accessibility, as well as local area maps showing other connecting methods of transport (where available). All stations listed are within a 20-minute walk of the stadium, unless otherwise noted. Some stations will close or have restrictions on entry and exit when large events are taking place, so please check before you travel.

If you take the train to the stadium, you are helping to reduce carbon emissions, and you can also save money if you book ahead and use a Railcard.

Plan your stadium journey here.

National stadiums by train

Wembley Stadium by train

Over 100 years old, England’s national stadium is the largest sports venue in the UK and has hosted Olympic Games, World Cups, Euros, Live Aid and more.

Hampden Park Stadium by train

Scotland’s national stadium is in the south of Glasgow, and is the home of the Scottish national football team, as well as hosting other sports and entertainment events.

Principality Stadium (Stadiwm Principality) by train

The national stadium of Wales (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium) is in the heart of Cardiff and has the UK’s first fully retractable roof. It’s the home of the Welsh national rugby union team.

Football stadiums by train

Stamford Bridge Stadium by train

The home of Chelsea Football Club, in South West London.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by train

The North London club’s ground is also the home of the NFL in Europe.

Emirates Stadium by train

Arsenal’s home since 2006 is this 60,000-seater in North London.

London Stadium by train

The former Olympic Stadium in East London is home to West Ham FC and UK Athletics.

Old Trafford Stadium by train

Manchester United’s ground, “The Theatre of Dreams”, is the UK’s largest club football stadium, and is also the venue for the rugby Super League Grand Final.

Etihad Stadium by train

Manchester City moved into the stadium in 2003, after it was converted from an arena built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The Etihad is part of Sportcity, a sports complex which has squash, athletics and cycling venues, among others.

Anfield Stadium by train

Voted the Premier League’s best stadium for atmosphere, Anfield has been the home of Liverpool FC since 1892.

Goodison Park Stadium by train

Everton have played at Goodison since 1892, but are set to move into a new state of the art stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront in 2024.

St James’ Park Stadium by train

Newcastle United’s stadium is in the centre of the city. Its 150-foot cantilevered roof is one of the largest in Europe.

Ibrox Stadium by train

The home of Rangers is located in the south of Glasgow.

Celtic Park Stadium by train

Celtic play in Scotland’s largest football stadium, nicknamed “Paradise”, in the east of Glasgow.

Tynecastle Park Stadium by train

Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian have played at this ground since 1886.

Easter Road Stadium by train

Hibernian play at this stadium in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

Rugby stadiums by train

Twickenham Stadium by train

The home of England Rugby is where its Six Nations matches are played.

Murrayfield Stadium by train

Located in the west of Edinburgh, the largest stadium in Scotland is the home of Scottish Rugby Union.

Cricket stadiums by train

Lord’s Cricket Ground by train

Known as the “Home of Cricket”, Lord’s hosts national and international matches and is the ground of Middlesex County Cricket Club.

Edgbaston Stadium by train

Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s ground is in the south of Birmingham.

Headingley Stadium by train

Uniquely, Headingley is home to both Yorkshire County Cricket Club in the Headingley Cricket Ground and, in the adjoining Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club.

Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground by train

Lancashire Cricket Club play in this ground, which is just a short walk from Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

Horse racing stadiums by train

Aintree Racecourse by train

The home of the Grand National is found in the north east of Liverpool.

Newbury Racecourse by train

One of the UK’s biggest horse racing courses, this Berkshire venue even has its own train station.

Ascot Racecourse by train

This course is best known for its annual Royal Ascot events, with their formal dress code.

Other sports venues by train

Birmingham Alexander Stadium by train

The UK’s largest athletics stadium hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletics and para athletics events.

Wimbledon by train

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, better known as Wimbledon, hosts the international tennis tournament every year.

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Availability and price of Days Out Guide attractions are correct at time of publication but subject to change.