Game day travel guide – SAFC


The Stadium of Light is easily accessible by road and public transport, making it easy for us to find each other.

Our address is:

Sunderland Light Stadium
SR5 1SU (Google Map below)

If you have any problems, email us on [email protected] or call 0371 911 1973.

>> Download a 3D map of the Stade de la Lumière site

FORM: Sunderland is the nearest main train station, located a 10-15 minute walk into the city center (walking route here). For trip planning and other rail information, visit National railway.

METRO: Tyne and Wear metro serves the stadium via Stadium of Light and St Peter’s stations. After matches, fans traveling to South Hylton must board at St Peter’s, while those heading north to Newcastle must use Stadium of Light station. Visit Nexus for more information on Metro, including trip planning.

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 the A19 and A1 via Wessington Way (A1231).

PARKING WARNING: Parking at the stadium is limited and parking cards have run out. On match days, stadium parking lots are closed from five minutes before full time until 30 minutes after the final whistle. Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit programs, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.

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

Buses run every five minutes before the match starting 90 minutes before kick-off and regularly after the match until all fans have been returned to their cars.

PARK AND MARKET: Parking is available at two University of Sunderland sites: the A183 (Chester Road) and St Peter’s. Both are clearly marked. Follow signs for parking on match days.

COACHES: The stadium site can accommodate up to 24 coaches. These must be reserved in advance by calling 0371 911 1973.

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