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Getting to Seat Unique Riverside is easy – there are lots of ways to get here. We have provided useful links and telephone numbers and car parking information below.

Durham Cricket, Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

Reaching Seat Unique Riverside


Seat Unique Riverside is located less than one mile from Chester-le-Street front street, four miles outside Durham and 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.

There will be extra parking arrangements for games and events which are expected to draw particularly large crowds. These arrangements will be made readily available on the website from around 2-3 weeks before the event.

It is not recommended that you try to park in the residential areas around Durham Cricket.

All vehicle parking is on the understanding that Durham Cricket accepts no responsibility in respect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or any injury to the occupant/respect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or any injury to the occupant/s or any person visiting the car park.  All vehicle parking is subject to Durham Cricket’s terms and conditions & is subject to availability.


Chester-le-Street station is served by three train operating companies. Northern Rail, CrossCountry & First TransPennine all run regular services from local & regional destinations. On busy match days, additional stops are made by trains at Chester-le-Street.

Please note East Coast services from Edinburgh and London are unable to call at Chester-le-Street: the nearest stop for East Coast is Durham.

There is a shuttle bus service available from Durham Railway Station to and from Seat Unique Riverside.


There is an extensive local bus network operating to and from Chester-le-Street. Routes north / south from Newcastle to several destinations (e.g. Durham, Bishop Auckland), and east / west (e.g. Sunderland, Consett).

The nearest Chester-le-Street has to a Bus Station is the Market Place where the bus stops have real time information (10 – 15 minute walk to The Riverside).  However, the Market Place is not the nearest bus stop to The Riverside.  The closest stops to Seat Unique Riverside are two stops further south of the Market Place – at the Black Horse (for buses in both directions, north and south, a 5 – 10 minute walk to Seat Unique Riverside).

Use Go North East’s Journey Planner via their website to plan your bus route to Seat Unique Riverside.


If you live locally or are arriving at Chester-le-Street Market Place or the Railway Station you could walk to Seat Unique Riverside.

From Chester le Street Market Place to Seat Unique Riverside is a 15 – 20-minute walk, while the walk from Chester-le-Street Railway Station is around a 15 – 20-minute walk.

The pedestrian route is well signposted.


Metro can provide transport for part of a journey for those who are travelling from Tyne and Wear. Visit Nexus’ website for more information.


Taxis are available in Chester le Street Market Place, Bus and Railway Station.  There are Taxi telephone numbers in the Reception at Seat Unique Riverside.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride (P&R) buses run for the big events.  Look out for details on the Durham Cricket website around 2-3 weeks before the event.

Car Sharing

Don’t travel by yourself – travel with friends!  Only pay for one car parking space.

Provision for Blue Badge Holders

For big events, Blue Badge Holders (BBH) can purchase a Blue Badge Parking Permit in advance, which enables them to park in the red spectator spaces nearest Seat Unique Riverside.

Drop Off and Pick up Point

Seat Unique Riverside has a designated drop-off and pick-up point for all cars and taxis.

A road closure may be in place on B1284 Rotary Way immediately play finishes. It is advisable for vehicles to be at the pick-up point approximately 15 minutes before close of play. All vehicles must turn left when exiting from the pick-up point.

Details regarding road closures for major events will be made available on the website around 2-3 weeks prior to the event taking place.