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Football directions and parking

Coming to Middlesbrough to watch the Football? Find out all the details of how to get here and where to park

How to get here

You can use the Connect Tees Valley journey planner to plan a journey from anywhere in England to Middlesbrough. The free tool shows both driving directions and public transport (rail, coach, and bus) routes.

Train

Middlesbrough rail station is a 20 minute walk from the Riverside Stadium, and just 10 minutes from the bustling restaurants, pubs, and shops in the heart of the town centre.

The station is served by hourly services from Yorkshire and the north west, with stops including York, Leeds, and Manchester, and hourly services from the north, with stops including Darlington, Sunderland, and Newcastle. You can use the National Rail website to plan a rail journey to Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough rail station has a cafe and toilets, and is fully wheelchair accessible.

There’s a taxi rank directly outside the station; exit via the accessible entrance from the station underpass. The journey to the stadium is around five minutes in normal traffic.

How to reach the Riverside Stadium on foot from the station:

Exiting the station onto Bridge Street West (via the accessible entrance from the station underpass), turn right and cross Albert Road. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way (with the black and orange Boho Five building on the right). Stay on Windward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.

Bus

Middlesbrough bus station is a 25 minute walk from the Riverside Stadium. It’s served by coach services departing to and from many major cities throughout England. Visit megabus or National Express to view routes and book journeys.

Middlesbrough bus station has toilets, and is fully wheelchair accessible.

There’s a taxi rank outside the bus station, exit via either of the entrances onto Newport Road and turn left. The journey to the stadium is around 10 minutes in normal traffic.

Please note, there is no bus service to the Riverside Stadium.

How to reach the Riverside Stadium on foot from the bus station:

Leave the bus station via the Middlesbrough Cycle Centre exit onto Newport Road. Turning right, walk down Newport Road and turn left at Debenhams onto Linthorpe Road. Continue to the end of the road (Halifax/Yorkshire Bank), cross over Wilson Street, and continue straight on. Walk through the railway underpass and up (via steps or the ramp) onto Bridge Street West. Turn right and walk down the road, crossing Albert Road onto Bridge Street East. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way (with the black and orange Boho Five building on the right). Stay on Windward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.

Car

Middlesbrough is well connected to other cities with the A1 (M), A19, and A66 running through the region from north to south, and east to west. For online maps and sat-nav systems, the Riverside Stadium postcode is TS3 6RS.

Please note, there are restrictions on where cars can be parked in the area around the stadium, and these restrictions will be enforced on matchdays. Matchday parking at the stadium is only available to permit holders. Both home and away fans are able to purchase permits by calling the Ticket Office on 0844 499 1234. We want your time in Middlesbrough to be enjoyable and free of parking fines, so please use the map below to find somewhere suitable to park!

How to reach the Riverside Stadium by road:
From the north: Approaching Middlesbrough on the A19, cross over the River Tees and take the A66 eastbound towards Middlesbrough town centre. Stay on the A66 past the town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.

From the south: Leave the A1(M) at junction 49, signposted to Teesside, and join the A168, which after approximately 11 miles will become the A19. Approximately 19 miles later take the A66 eastbound towards Middlesbrough town centre. Stay on A66 past the town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.

From the west: Leave the A1(M) at Junction 57 onto the A66(M). Follow signs to Teesside on the A66. In approximately 18 miles you will pass Middlesbrough town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.

Where to park

The town has 3681 long stay parking spaces, giving you plenty of options for where to leave your car while you’re cheering your team on.

Home fans and visitors are requested to use the parking facilities listed below. Enforcement action may be taken against cars parked illegally or unsafely in areas around the stadium. Please park responsibly.

Parking restrictions

The following roads close to the stadium are restricted and cannot be used for parking at any time:

  • Cargo Fleet Road
  • Dockside Road
  • Heath Road
  • Marsh Road (section near the Navigation public house)
  • Moor Road
  • Shepherdson Way
  • The Halyard
  • The Leeway
  • Windward Way

Restrictions are also in place on parts of the A66 and A172.

Please be aware that the empty supermarket building, near to KFC and Costa Coffee off Shepherdson Way, is private property, and the owner has determined that it will not make the car park available for use on match days. Please don’t try to park in this area.

To avoid enforcement action being taken against your vehicle for parking in a restricted zone, please use the car parking locations given above.

Taxi

Middlesbrough has a number of taxi ranks in the town centre. The ones outside the railway and bus stations operate both day and night. You can use the map above to find all the daytime taxi ranks.

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