Whether it’s attending a conference, holding a wedding, watching an incredible game of cricket, or playing a round at Boundary Lakes Golf Club, the Utilita Bowl attracts thousands of visitors every year. As such, parking at Utilita Bowl is a frequently searched for topic. So, whether you’re staying at the Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl, or looking for main car park information, we’ve got all the details you need below.
Utilita Bowl parking options
The good news is if you’re attending an event at the Utilita Bowl, then parking is completely free, something not many major venues can boast about! There are two main car parks, that are well signposted on the way into the venue, as well as additional lay-bys as needed.
Parking can get very busy on match days, so make sure you set off with plenty of time as the roads nearby can also be very congested.
Many events have stewards who will direct you to the best available parking space, so you’ll never be confused about where to go.
We strongly advise you do not park at Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer, Homebase, or other shops in Hedge End, as these are for store customers only.
Does Utilita Bowl have disabled parking?
Yes, there are dedicated disabled bays available located behind the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stand. These are only for those with blue badges so make sure you bring yours with you. If in doubt on the location of these spaces, speak to a steward on the day.
Parking and staying in the Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl
If you’re staying in the Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl, then you may be wondering about parking. The hotel has its own car park for guests with free parking. As Utilita Bowl does not have overnight parking, the hotel is your best bet if you’ll be staying until the morning.
Alternatives to parking at the Utilita Bowl
Don’t want to park at the Utilita Bowl, or have access to a car? No problem! There are plenty of other ways to get to the venue, including:
- Cycling: Utilita Bowl are keen to encourage cycling and even have a free bicycle storage facility on site. This is located by the East Gate. We recommend putting Utilita Bowl into a route planner to find the best route for you.
- Rail: The closest train station, via South Western Railway, is Hedge End which is under 2 miles (around a 30-40 minute walk). From there you can get a taxi, a bus (see below), or directly walk to the venue.
- Bus: The main bus services that stop at the Utilita Bowl are Xelabus and First Bus. Please view their websites for up-to-date timetables.
- Walking: If travelling by foot, follow Botley Road to Marshall Drive. From there walk past the giant cricket stumps and head left at Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl.
- Plane: Flying to the UK to see a match at the Utilita Bowl? No problem. For flights to Southampton Airport, you can then take the No 8 First Bus or a taxi. For other airports we recommend getting a train to Southampton or Hedge End train station and then using one of the above options.
More details on Utilita Bowl
To see the latest events and even find special offers on tickets, view our full page of information on Utilita Bowl.