How Do I Get To The Wimbledon Championships?
By Ed C
Updated 19th November 2021
Located in the heart of Wimbledon, the Championships are held annually at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), 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.
This guide details the various transport links you can use to get to Wimbledon.
For a detailed journey plan and public transport service updates, see also: Transport for London Journey Planner.
Getting to The Championships by train or tube
The most popular (and arguably the most convenient) way to get to Wimbledon is by mainline over ground train or on the London Underground.
The closest stations to the Wimbledon Grounds are:
Southfields Station (Underground District Line)
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.
Wimbledon Station (Underground District Line and Overground South West Train Lines)
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.
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.
Buses to Wimbledon
There is a shuttle bus service to and from Wimbledon Station to the Wimbledon Grounds, operating on every day of The Championships . You can also catch the 493 bus, which, for around £1.50, stops very 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.
Drop-off and collection zone
Debenture Ticket Holders can use an exclusive debenture drop-off and collection zone.
The drop off and collection zone, which is situated in Car Park 8, allows Debenture Ticket Holders to be dropped off and picked up right next to 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.
Parking near the Grounds
Debenture Ticket Holders
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.
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, by calling 01265 49353. 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 will cost between £15 and £20, including a free shuttle service to The Championships.
Getting to the Grounds by taxi
Multiple taxi ranks are situated around the AELTC, including:
- Outside Gate 12 taking attendees south towards Wimbledon village
- Outside Gate 3 taking fans 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 directly from the airport.
The closest airports to Wimbledon are Heathrow and Gatwick, both of which are 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 attendees 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.
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