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Getting To Wimbledon Tennis Courts Grounds

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.

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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.

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Driving to the Wimbledon Championships

Of all the ways to get to the Championships, driving is probably one of the least convenient. South London traffic during the Tournament fortnight can be very congested, and you could experience severe delays.

If you intend to travel by car, you could rideshare with other tennis fans or members of your party. Either way, aim to arrive at The Championships as early as possible.

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Parking at the Wimbledon Championships

There are various car parking options at The Championships. There is always high demand for spaces, however, so it's best to book well in advance.

What are the parking options?

  Debenture tickets Other Tickets
Car Park Car Park 8 Car Park 6 & 10
Location Worple Road Wimbledon Park Golf Course
Advance bookings? Yes Yes
How to book Book through AA The AA booking system, via the myWimbledon APP or by calling the AELTC booking desk on +44 (0)1256 493535. Note that debenture parking must be booked by the original debenture holder* Book through AA The AA booking system, via the myWimbledon APP or by calling the AELTC booking desk on +44 (0)1256 493535.

*If you have purchased a Wimbledon debenture ticket from a Wimbledon debenture holder, you will need to ask the debenture holder to arrange the car park booking for you.

Disabled parking

Blue Badge holders can use one of Wimbledon’s accessible car park spaces. These spaces are situated in Car Park 6 and Car Park 8, usually on the flattest and most accessible parts of the golf course grounds to enable easy access to the tournament.

Blue Badge parking spaces cost the same as other parking spaces, with discounts available for booking ahead, either online or via this phone number +44 (0)1256 492110.

See also: What are the Wimbledon Championships disabled facilities?

Is it easy to find an ad-hoc parking space near the Grounds?

No. On an average day at The Championships, the AELTC welcomes around 42,000 people through the gates. During the Tournament, the population of the Wimbledon area almost doubles in size.

This population surge means there are very few parking spaces in Wimbledon's surrounding streets. Heavy traffic is in constant circulation around the vicinity of the Wimbledon Grounds.

Directions to car parks are well signposted around Wimbledon Village.

When should I book a parking space at Wimbledon?

To avoid disappointment, bookings for the Debenture Car Park 8 should be made as early as possible. debenture ticket Holders can reserve a space online as early as Spring 2025 via the AA website.

Online reservations can also be made for Car Park 6 & 10, and you will receive a £5 discount.

Can I park at the Grounds without a reservation?

Yes. It is possible to park in either Car Park 6 or 10 (on the golf course) without a booking.

However these two official car parks are always oversubscribed, so a space is not guaranteed. If you are able to secure a space, you will have to pay a higher parking fee (around £30 per car and £40 for minibuses) if you don't book ahead.

Debenture ticket holders drop-off zone

There is a dedicated debenture drop-off and collection zone for debenture ticket Holders inside Car Park 8. The drop-off zone is also available as a disabled drop off and collection area.

Are there any other parking options near the Wimbledon Grounds?

Yes. You can park at a various other nearby public car parks.

St Mary’s Church in Wimbledon Village (SW19 7BP) operates a first-come-first-serve parking service. This parking costs around £25, with the proceeds going to local charities.

Is there any street parking near the Wimbledon Grounds?

No. There are parking restrictions in place on the streets around the Grounds during The Championships fortnight.

However, some local residents rent out their driveways during the Championships. If you are searching for last minute parking, look out for residents holding up signposts for parking facilities outside their homes. These parking spaces may be cheaper (though perhaps less secure) than some of the Championship-owned parking facilities.

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

Is there a Park and Ride service to The Championships?

There were no official Park and Ride services for the 2021 tournament. It is not yet known whether Park and Ride will be an option for 2022.

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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