AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium was first built way back in 1899, yet it has rarely been more in demand than at the present time, thanks to recent performances which have seen the club establish itself near the top of English football.
The Cherries' successful 2014/15 season saw them promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history, thereby firmly placing the Goldsands Stadium on the world football map. So whether you’re a Bournemouth fan
or a travelling supporter looking to take in some of the action, this guide will provide you with a helpful overview of the best transport options to and from the stadium.
How to get to Goldsands Stadium
Pokesdown Station is just over a mile away from the ground and offers routes to and from London Waterloo, Poole, Weymouth and beyond – as well as nearby Bournemouth Station. The latter is the city’s main railway hub and is roughly two miles away from the ground. Another option is to board a number 2 bus from just outside Bournemouth Station, which will in turn take you to within a few hundred yards of the stadium.
The stadium is well served by both local bus routes and those servicing nearby towns. One bus company, More Bus Wilts & Dorset, offer discounted fares to fans who show their match ticket when
boarding. The X1, X2 and X3 services all stop within a two minute walk of Goldsands Stadium and serve routes to nearby towns such as Poole and Boscombe.
The postcode for the stadium is BH7 7AF, but be aware that some signs may refer to Dean Court – the stadium’s former name. There is a clearly signposted match day car park located within a few hundred yards of the ground, available to both sets of supporters at the cost of £1.
The stadium is conveniently located just of the A338, which is the main northbound road leading to Bournemouth. Exit towards Boscombe and then follow signs for Kings Park/Goldsands Stadium.
Lift share to and from Goldsands Stadium
Whether you’re visiting the stadium from another part of the city, or travelling from the opposite end of the country, there’s plenty of cash to be saved through car sharing. Invite friends or family to join you in your car, or open your doors to strangers; either way you can split the cost of fuel and parking along the way.