Getting to the SoL: Matchday travel guide

The Stadium of Light is easily accessible by road and public transport, making finding us simple.

Our address is:

Sunderland Stadium of Light
SR5 1SU (Google Map below)

If you’re having any issues, email us on or call 0371 911 1973.

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TRAIN: Sunderland is the nearest main line station, located 10-15 minutes’ walk away in the city centre (walking directions here). For journey planning and other rail information, visit National Rail.

METRO: The Tyne and Wear Metro serves the Stadium via both Stadium of Light and St Peter’s stations. After matches, fans travelling towards South Hylton must board at St Peter’s, while those heading northbound towards Newcastle must use Stadium of Light station. Visit Nexus for more information on Metro, including journey planning.

‘Take the Kids for Free’ offer – which is permanent, all day every day, all year round.

 ‘Take the Kids for Free’ offer – which is permanent, all day every day, all year round.

BUS: Bus numbers 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15 and 16 all stop nearby. The city’s main bus station, Park Lane Interchange, is within walking distance of the stadium.

ROAD: The stadium is easily accessible from both the A19 and A1 via Wessington Way (A1231).

PARKING WARNING: Parking at the stadium is limited and parking passes are sold out. On matchdays, stadium car parks are closed from five minutes before full time until 30 minutes after the final whistle. Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit schemes, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.

PARK AND RIDE: Fans should use the Park and Ride facility on Wessington Way (A1231). This is easily accessible from the A19 and is clearly signposted. Buses will pick up from the permanent bus stops on Sunderland Enterprise Park while pick-up points from the stadium are to the north on Kier Hardie Way.

Buses run every five minutes before the game from 90 minutes prior to kick-off and regularly after the game until all fans have been transported back to their cars.

PARK AND WALK: Car parking is available from two sites at the University of Sunderland – the A183 (Chester Road) and St Peter’s. Both are clearly signposted. Follow signs for matchday parking.

COACHES: The stadium site has space for up to 24 coaches. These must be booked in advance by calling 0371 911 1973.

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