Bob Lucas Stadium,
Directions to the Bob Lucas Stadium
Directions from the North and East
From the A35 Dorchester By-pass, take the A354 towards Weymouth at the roundabout next to Dorchester Town FC.
In about 2 miles at the top of Ridgeway you will be on the new Weymouth Relief Road and enjoy fine views across the town and bay.
At the first roundabout you come to take the 2nd exit and follow the A354 ‘Town Centre’ signs. At the 2nd roundabout turn right for ‘Town Centre’.
At the 3rd roundabout you will start to see the ‘Wessex Stadium’ signs (signs haven’t been changed to Bob Lucas Stadium). Take the 2nd exit keeping on the A354 and follow these signs. At the next roundabout, Chafeys, take the 3rd exit for B3157 and follow the signs for ‘Wessex Stadium’.
You will start to see the Stadium in front of you. Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout and into the stadium car park.
Directions from the West
Travelling along the A35 from Axminster/Honiton you will come to a roundabout at the southern end of the Bridport Bypass. At this roundabout take the 3rd exit signed B3157 Burton Bradstock.
The B3157 will take you along the Jurassic Coast Road for 16 miles through the picturesque villages of Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury and Portesham and is a shorter route than following the A35. In the ‘town’ of Chickerell you will come to a set of traffic lights adjacent to Chickerell Army Camp.
Take the left turn signed for B3157 Weymouth and after half a mile on your left hand you will see the Bob Lucas Stadium. Turn left at the next roundabout (signed Wessex Stadium) and left again into the stadium car park.
Travelling to Weymouth by Train
There is an hourly service To/From London Waterloo (approx. 2hrs 45miins journey) via Southampton run by South West Trains and a more infrequent service To/From Bristol Temple Meads (approx. 2hrs 30mins journey) via Westbury and Yeovil run by Wessex Trains
www.southwesttrains.co.uk – South West Trains
www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk – First Great Western
www.thetrainline.com – Rail Enquiries and Tickets
Directions to the Bob Lucas Stadium if arriving by train
Weymouth railway station is situated in King Street which is 2 miles from the Bob Lucas Stadium, so unless you fancy a hike the following are recommended.
If you want to get to the ground early to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the bar and catering facilities, your best bet is to catch a taxi. They are reasonably priced compared to a lot of towns and if there are 3/4 of you (or more if you can get an 8 seater) it can be cheaper and quicker to get a taxi. It will cost approximately £6/£7 from the station/town to the ground.
Taxis are available from the rank located on the station forecourt.
Alternatively Weyline Taxis are located in Queen Street, outside the station between The Railway Tavern and Giant Pot.
If you are visiting many of the fine hostelries in town, there is a taxi rank outside The Swan (Wetherspoons), or the following taxi firms have offices in town:
Weyline Taxis (01305 777777)
Fleetline (01305 784252)
Bee Cars (01305 775151)
Weytax (01305 773636 or 783636)
You can catch the following First Bus Route (although taxi is recommended for convenience if there are a few of you to share costs and you get dropped off right outside the ground).
No. 3 Hereford Road – This route has a 15 minute frequency during the day but no service during the evening. Ask for Radipole Lane which is a 6/7 minute stroll along Radipole Lane to the Wessex Stadium. Returning to the station, simply catch the same bus from the same bus stop you get off at.
In the evening it is No 8 Chickerell, which is only hourly and there isn’t really a suitable return service as it goes by different route.
The buses can be caught from King Street Roundabout just a few minutes from the station. Head out of the station and turn right down King Street. Cross over and turn left at the roundabout. The Bus Stop is located next to the roundabout in front of the Bus Garage. Both routes go via the Town Centre and pick up at Commercial Road (behind Debenhams) and Town Bridge at the harbour end of St Thomas Street.