How to get to Twickenham Stadium, London

Home to England’s national rugby team, Twickenham is the second-largest stadium in the UK. It has a capacity 82,000 - that’s a lot of rugby fans making their way to South-West London at the same time. Luckily, there are plenty of different travel options to make your way to the stadium.

The nearest station to the stadium is the appropriately named Twickenham. It’s just a 10-minute walk away. Major stations in and around London offer direct trains to Twickenham, including London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Ascot and Reading.

England’s Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • England v Ireland: 23rd February 2020
  • England v Wales: 7th March 2020

Find out more about trains to London or book your tickets to Twickenham below.

How to get to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Able to hold 50,000 rugby fans, Aviva Stadium in central Dublin is Ireland’s national stadium and home to their national rugby team. The stadium boasts an incredible atmosphere during matches and that’s not just for rugby, as the Europa League Final was also held there in 2011.

From Dublin city centre, it’s around a 38-minute walk to the Aviva Stadium or a similar amount of time if you take the bus. Want to get there a bit quicker? Hop on the DART commuter rail system to Lansdowne Road station, which is situated right next to Aviva Stadium.

Ireland’s Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • Ireland v Scotland: 1st February 2020
  • Ireland v Wales: 8th February 2020
  • Ireland v Italy: 7th March 2020

If you’re heading to Dublin from the UK, why not consider Rail and Sail – a comfortable and sustainable alternative to flying.

 

How to get to the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

The largest stadium in Scotland, BT Murrayfield can seat 67,000 people and is the proud home of Scottish rugby. Located in Edinburgh, the city’s great transport links make it an easy stadium to reach from within Edinburgh and further afield.

BT Murrayfield Stadium is in the western corner of Edinburgh, around a 33-minute walk from the city centre. The quickest way to get there is by tram. Extra services run on match days from a range of stations including Edinburgh Airport, St Andrew Square and Haymarket station. If you want to travel by train, Haymarket is the nearest station to Murrayfield.

Scotland’s Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • Scotland v England: 8th February 2020
  • Scotland v France: 8th March 2020

Find out more about trains to Edinburgh or book your train tickets to the rugby below.

How to get to the Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Heading to a Wales match this year? The Principality Stadium – formerly the Millennium Stadium – is home to the Welsh rugby team and has previously been voted the best rugby stadium in the world. It's hosted iconic matches since opening in 1999 and the roar of Welsh fans when the roof is closed is said to be unrivalled.

With the Principality Stadium able to hold over 73,000 people, expect public transport to be extremely busy on match days. The most direct way to travel there is by train. The stadium is just a few minutes’ walk from Cardiff Central station, or a 15-minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street.

Wales’ Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • Wales v Italy: 1st February 2020
  • Wales v France: 22nd February 2020
  • Wales v Scotland: 13th March 2020

If you’re heading into the Welsh capital from elsewhere, check out our trains to Cardiff guide, or secure your tickets below.

How to get to the Stade de France, Paris

Originally built to host the World Cup in 1998, the Stade de France is now also an iconic rugby venue. Able to host 80,000 fans, it’s well-connected location in the North of Paris makes it easy to travel to and from.

There are several ways you can travel to the Stade de France. If you’re heading to the stadium from Gare du Nord station, hop on the RER B to La Plaine Stade de France station (4 minutes) or the RER D to Stade de France St Denis station (5 minutes). You can also take the Underground line 13 to Porte de Paris station, from which it’s just an 8-minute walk across the river to the stadium.

France’s Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • France v England: 2nd February 2020
  • France v Italy: 9th February 2020
  • France v Ireland: 14th March 2020

Want to know more about rail travel in France? Check out our ultimate guide to trains in France. If you’re ready to book, start your search for tickets below.

How to get to the Stadio Olimpico, Rome

The Stadio Olimpico in the North of Rome is the famous home of AS Roma football club, as well as Italy’s home Six Nation matches. It’s also previously hosted prestigious events like the Olympics and the World Cup.

If you’re travelling on the Metro, the nearest station is Ottaviano. From there it’s around a 30-minute walk. If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s also a bus that departs from outside the station that will take you the rest of the way.

You can also reach Stadio Olimpico by the No. 2 tram, just hop off at Mancini and stroll across the Tiber River to reach your destination.

Italy’s Six Nations 2020 home matches

  • Italy v Scotland: 22nd February 2020
  • Italy v England: 14th March 2020

Find out more about Italian train travel with our guide to trains in Italy, or start your search for tickets below.

Travel tips

Now you know how to get to the stadiums, we thought we’d share some extra tips on how to cut the cost of your train travel.

Book in advance

Most train companies release their cheapest tickets in advance. In the UK it’s usually 12 weeks before the date of travel, whereas in France and Italy it can be between 3 to 6 months ahead of time. If you've got your rugby tickets sorted, it’s worth booking your train tickets as soon as possible to get the best savings.

Group train tickets

In the UK, many of the train companies offer GroupSave train tickets during Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak times – saving you up to 34% if you’re travelling in a group of 3 to 9 people.

If you’re heading to a match in Italy, Trenitalia – the main train company in Italy – have an Offerta Insieme offer for groups of 2 to 5 people, meaning you can receive a 30% discount on Base tickets in First and Class on most trains. Find out more about Italy train offers.

Heading to a match in Paris? Groups of 4 to 7 people can receive a 25% discount on TGV and Intercités trains.

Get a Railcard (UK only)

If you’re heading to Twickenham, Murrayfield or the Principality Stadium, why not see if you can qualify for one of 8 national Railcards. Whether you’re travelling with a friend, live in a certain part of the UK or fall into a certain age category, you can save up to 1/3 on train travel for a whole year for just £30.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Six Nations train travel today!