You can use the Connect Tees Valley journey planner to plan a journey from anywhere in England to Middlesbrough. The free tool offers both driving directions and public transport (rail, coach and bus) routes. You can also use the AA route planner to find driving directions.
You can download our daytime and nighttime maps to help you get around the town centre.
Middlesbrough rail station is located a twenty minute walk from the Riverside Stadium and ten minutes from the bustling restaurants, pubs and shops in the heart of the town centre.
The station is served by hourly services from Yorkshire and the north west, with stops including York, Leeds and Manchester, and hourly services from the north, with stops including Darlington, Sunderland and Newcastle. You can use the National Rail website to plan a rail journey to Middlesbrough.
There's a taxi rank directly outside the station; exit via the accessible entrance from the station underpass. The journey is around five minutes in normal traffic.
How to reach the Riverside on foot from the station:
Exiting the station onto Bridge Street West (via the accessible entrance from the station underpass), turn right and cross Albert Road. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way (with the black and orange Boho Five building on the right). Stay on Windward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough bus station is located a twenty five minute walk from the Riverside Stadium. It's served by coach services departing from and to many major cities throughout England. Visit megabus or National Express to view routes and book journeys.
Middlesbrough bus station has toilets, and is fully wheelchair accessible.
There's a taxi rank outside the bus station, exit via either of the entrances onto Newport Road and turn left. The journey is around ten minutes in normal traffic.
Please note, there is no bus service to the Riverside Stadium.
How to reach the Riverside on foot from the bus station:
Leave the bus station via the Middlesbrough Cycle Centre exit onto Newport Road. Turning right, walk down Newport Road and turn left at Debenhams onto Linthorpe Road. Continue to the end of the road (Halifax/Yorkshire Bank), cross over Wilson Street, and continue straight on. Walk through the railway underpass and up (via steps or the ramp) onto Bridge Street West. Turn right and walk down the road, crossing Albert Road onto Bridge Street East. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way (with the black and orange Boho Five building on the right). Stay on Windward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough is well connected to other cities with the A1 (M), A19 and A66 running through the region from the North to South and East to West. You can use the AA route planner to find directions to Middlesbrough from anywhere in the UK. For online maps and sat-nav systems, the Riverside Stadium postcode is TS3 6RS.
Please note, there are restrictions on where cars can be parked in the area around the Riverside Stadium, and these restrictions will be enforced on matchdays. We want your time in Middlesbrough to be enjoyable and free of parking fines, so please use the map below to find somewhere suitable to park!
How to reach the Riverside Stadium by road:
From the north: Approaching Middlesbrough on the A19, cross over the River Tees and take the A66 eastbound towards Middlesbrough town centre. Stay on the A66 past the town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.
From the south: Leave the A1(M) at junction 49, signposted to Teesside, and join the A168, which after approximately 11 miles will become the A19. Approximately 19 miles later take the A66 eastbound towards Middlesbrough town centre. Stay on A66 past the town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.
From the west: Leave the A1(M) at Junction 57 onto the A66(M). Follow signs to Teesside on the A66. In approximately 18 miles you will pass Middlesbrough town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.
Where to park
The town has 3558 long stay parking spaces, giving you plenty of options for where to leave your car while you're cheering your team on. Find a car park on the map below, or view a list of matchday car parks.
Matchday parking at the stadium is only available to permit holders. Both home and away fans are able to purchase permits by calling the Ticket Office on 0844 499 1234.
Home fans and visitors are requested to use the parking facilities listed below. Enforcement action may be taken against cars parked illegally or unsafely in areas around the stadium. Please park responsibly.
The Zetland multistorey car park will stay open until 11pm on nights where Middlesbrough have late matches (7:45pm kick off) at home, and 11:30pm for cup matches which go into extra time.
The following roads close to the stadium are restricted and cannot be used for parking at any time:
Cargo Fleet Road Dockside Road Heath Road Marsh Road (section near the Navigation public house) Moor Road Shepherdson Way The Halyard The Leeway Windward Way
Restrictions are also in place on parts of the A66 and A172.
Please be aware that the empty supermarket building, near to KFC and Costa Coffee off Shepherdson Way, is private property, and the owner has determined that it will not make the car park available for use on match days. Please don't try to park in this area.
To avoid enforcement action being taken against your vehicle for parking in a restricted zone, please use the car parking facilities given above.
Town centre transport map
Middlesbrough has a number of taxi ranks in the town centre. The ones outside the railway and bus stations operate both day and night. You can use the map above to find all the day time taxi ranks.
Taxi ranks: day * Rail station * Bus station * Corporation Road (outside Pig Iron) * Grange Road (opposite Cash Converters) * Linthorpe Road (outside Pizza Hut)
At night, there are a number of ranks in the bustling Southfield Road/Linthorpe Road area, which is full to the brim with pubs and independent restaurants and is definitely worth a pre- or post-match visit.
Taxi ranks: night * Rail station * Bus station * Corporation Road (outside Pig Iron) * Albert Road (outside Holiday Inn) * Linthorpe Road (outside Linthorpe Hall) * Linthorpe Road (outside Valentino's)
Travelling fans from all over the world can fly into Leeds Bradford airport, just over an hour's drive from the Riverside Stadium. Newcastle airport welcomes fans from across Europe, and is just over an hour's drive away. Middlesbrough's closest airport is Durham Tees Valley airport, just 20 minutes away, which offers connections via Amsterdam to cities across the world.
Middlesbrough's closest ports are Newcastle and Hull, served by DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries respectively.
Where to eat and drink
Whatever your usual matchday fare, Middlesbrough has you covered.
To get even closer to the heart of the action before and after the match, the Riverside Stadium offers hospitality packages for fans. Take your matchday to the next level with a carvery in the Legends Lounge, or check out the Hardwick Bar for an authentic sports bar experience (with a Boro twist, of course!)
For those looking for fantastic corporate entertaining, the Riverside offers a number of packages, from executive boxes to exclusive champagne receptions in The Ayresome Lounge. New for the 2016/17 season is the Riverside Restaurant, which offers a four course meal and guest appearances to create a perfect corporate entertaining experience.
Middlesbrough's enviable selection of unique and independent town centre restaurants offer up all the usual favourites but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy something a bit different too. Read more about where to eat. If your post-match tradition involves a celebratory or commiserative drink, you'll find plenty of watering holes to try out, from well-known chains to chilled micropubs. Read more about where to drink (and maybe dance).
If you've heard rumours about Middlesbrough's legendary local delicacy, the parmo, and want to try one for yourself, there are endless options - most takeaways sell parmos, as well as many restaurants in the town.
Matchday food and drink offers
We're working hard to collect the best food and drink offers from across the town to make your matchday even tastier, so check back regularly for more!
If you're looking for the familiarity of a well-known hotel chain, Middlesbrough town centre offers a choice of Jurys Inn and Travelodge. All are within a 10 minute drive and 30 minute walk of the stadium, and are great bases from which to explore the town before or after the match.
For events big and small, check out our what's on guide, and keep your eyes peeled for posters around the town letting you know about unmissable events to look out for.
You can while away an afternoon in Middlesbrough's independent Baker/Bedford Street quarter, which offers more restaurants and micropubs than you can shake a stick at. Once a month, watch out for Orange Pip Market, a paradise for foodies, which also includes music and quirky on-street entertainment.
Got a head for heights? Why not book a trip to the top of the iconic Tees Transporter Bridge! At 68m above the River Tees, you can enjoy panoramic views around Middlesbrough and Teesside, including Middlesbrough Dock, the Riverside Stadium, the town centre, and Roseberry Topping in the distance.
Remember your loved ones and be a part of the stunning Teesside Hospice Sunflower Memory Garden. To add a name to the memorial wall please visit www.teessidehospice.org or call 01642 811149.
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