How Do I Get To The Wimbledon Championships?

Located in the heart of Wimbledon, the Championships are held annually at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE.

With numerous travel options available to Wimbledon attendees, you can get to The Championships via car, bus, taxi, bike, train and tube.

The Championships, Wimbledon attract crowds of over 42,000 spectators each day of the tournament, so it’s best to plan your journey well in advance to avoid the congestion.

In this guide, we’ll be providing you with a comprehensive run-down of all the transport links you can use to get to Wimbledon.

Transport for London’s Journey Planner will provide you with a detailed journey plan and public transport service updates to help you get to The Tournament on time.

Getting to The Championships via train or tube

The most popular and arguably the most convenient way to get to Wimbledon is by mainline train or on the London Underground.

The closest stations to the grounds are Southfields Station (on the Underground’s District Line) and Wimbledon Station (District Line and above-ground South West Train Lines).

Southfields station is the closest to the Grounds and is just two stops away from Wimbledon Station.

The walk from Southfields station is mostly downhill and takes around 15 minutes to get to the grounds. Exit the station, cross over the road and walk straight down Wimbledon Park Road to reach the AELTC.

It takes around 25 minutes to walk from Wimbledon Station. Be warned, this walk is mostly uphill but will allow you to walk through Wimbledon Village, where there are many excellent restaurants, bars and cafes to sample.

Wimbledon Station is serviced by multiple train lines, including London Underground and mainline rail services, which will take you to London Waterloo in about 20 minutes. The Station is also serviced by the Croydon Tramlink, which leaves approximately every five minutes.

Buses to Wimbledon

A shuttle bus service also operates from Wimbledon Station on each day of The Championships and will take you to and from the grounds. You can also catch the 493 bus, which for around £1.55 will drop you off close to The Championships.

Buses and trains service Wimbledon’s stations regularly. Check for delays and service updates with your journey planner to ensure you don’t miss the start of the day’s tennis action.

Travelling by Car

Debenture Holders have can book a designated parking space and access an exclusive drop-off and pick-up zone.

The Debenture Drop-Off Zone is situated in Car Park 8 and allows Debenture Ticket Holders to be picked up and dropped off just across the road from the grounds.

From here, it’s a five-minute walk over to Gate 3, which is the main arrival hub for Debenture Holders.

Blue badge drop-off points are also available opposite Gate 4 on Church Road or Gate 13 on Somerset Road.

Where to Park?

Registered Debenture Holders can reserve parking in Car Park 8. Please note that only Debenture Holders can reserve parking in this area. Debenture Holders can reserve parking on behalf of someone they have gifted or sold a Debenture Ticket to. If you have bought a Debenture Ticket, you cannot directly reserve Debenture Owners parking and you should contact the Debenture Owners from whom you purchased your ticket.

If you’re not a Registered Debenture Holder, you still have parking options. Car Park 6 is available for all ticket holders and can be pre-booked. It is located just across the road from Gate 7 but can cost upwards of £25 depending on when you book.

Bookings can be made in advance or throughout the fortnight via 01265 49353, and you can also pay on the day.

Multiple ‘Park and Ride’ services operate around Motspur Park and Raynes Park, close to the A3 just 30 minutes from Wimbledon, traffic permitting. Parking charges will cost between £15-£20 and include a free shuttle service to The Championships.

Getting to the Grounds via taxi

Multiple taxi ranks are situated around the All England Lawn Tennis Club, with a taxi stand outside Gate 12 taking patrons south towards Wimbledon village and a second taxi stand outside Gate 3 taking patrons north towards Southfields.

Arriving from the Airport?

The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament attracts fans from all over the world, and it couldn’t be easier to get to The Championships if you are coming straight from the airport.

The closest airports to Wimbledon are Heathrow and Gatwick, with both only around 1 hour 30 minutes away. The fastest way to get to and from the airport is usually on public transport.

Heathrow is serviced by the Piccadilly Line, and patrons can change at Earls Court for a District Line train straight to Southfields.

The Gatwick Express runs from Gatwick to Clapham Junction Station, which is two stops away from Wimbledon Station on a mainline service.

While Debenture Ticket Holders have access to exclusive parking facilities, it may be less hassle to travel via public transport or taxi to avoid the queues and get to The Championships on time.

Remember COVID restrictions

Remember to check for updates regarding COVID guidelines. Wear a face-covering (if required) and follow Government guidance when travelling on public transport.

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