Travelling to The Hawthorns using public transport could not be easier. The stadium is well served by bus, metro, train and even boat services.


The Hawthorns Train and Metro Station

The nearest railway station to the ground is The Hawthorns, it is just a few minutes walk away from the stadium. Trains run regularly to the The Hawthorns from Birmingham Snow Hill station which is a 5 to 10 minute signposted walk from Birmingham New Street station. The Hawthorns is also served by direct trains from stations such as Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull, Leamington and Stourbridge.

At time of writing, trains run to The Hawthorns from Snow Hill six times an hour with the journey taking approximately 7 minutes. An off-peak return costs £2.10.

Smethwick Rolfe Street Train Station

Smethwick Rolfe Street is situated on the mainline between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. Trains run every half hour. It takes approximately six minutes from Birmingham New Street to Rolfe Street and an off-peak return costs £2.00. The journey from Wolverhampton to Rolfe Street takes about 17 minutes with an off-peak return costing £4.40.

It’s a 15-20 minute walk from Rolfe Street to The Hawthorns stadium and directions are as follow: On leaving the station turn right, cross the road and take the first left into North Western Road. Follow the road around, it will soon become Brasshouse Lane. Continue along this road and on reaching the crossroads continue straight ahead, this will take you into Halfords Lane, the ground will soon appear ahead of you. Be aware that it is mostly an uphill walk to the stadium from Rolfe Street.

For train timetables and more fare information it is recommended you visit the Network West Midlands website.


The Midland Metro tram service runs between Birmingham Snow Hill and Wolverhampton St Georges via West Bromwich.

The closest Metro stop to the stadium is The Hawthorns. The Metro takes about 9 minutes from Birmingham Snow Hill to The Hawthorns and around 25 minutes from Wolverhampton.

Trams run approximately every six, eight, ten or fifteen minutes depending on the time of week and day. An adult cheap day return ticket to The Hawthorns from Snow Hill costs £4.20 (children £2.10) and from Wolverhampton £4.90 (children £2.45).

More information regarding Metro fares and timetables can be found here.


National Express West Midlands is the main bus company that serves the West Midlands. There are 3 bus services that serve The Hawthorns.

The number 75 bus runs approximately every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, every 15 minutes on a Sunday and every 30 minutes during the evening, between West Bromwich and Birmingham via Handsworth. If you are coming from Birmingham then you can catch the bus at either The Priory Queensway (Stop SH5) or Snow Hill Queensway (Stop SQ5). It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach The Hawthorns. This bus goes along the Birmingham Road directly past the stadium. From West Bromwich bus station the journey normally takes about 10 minutes to The Hawthorns. Bear in mind that traffic is particularly heavy on matchdays along this route so allow plenty of time for your journey.

The number 74 - Similar to above but this service runs between Birmingham and Dudley via Handsworth, West Bromwich and Great Bridge. Like the 75, this bus goes along the Birmingham Road directly past the stadium. Buses run every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, every 15 minutes during Sunday daytime and every 20 minutes during evenings.

The number 53 runs every 30 minutes between Merry Hill and West Bromwich via Cradley Heath, Blackheath, Bearwood and Smethwick. Normally the 53 goes past The Hawthorns along Halfords Lane but on matchdays the road is partially closed so the service is rerouted. If you are coming from any destination apart from West Bromwich then it's best to get off at Brasshouse Lane Community Centre and walk the rest of the way to the ground. If you are coming from West Bromwich to The Hawthorns then catching either the 74 or the 75 would be the best option.

Bus fares cost £2.00 adults and £1.00 children (age 5-15) each way.

More information on West Midlands bus services can be found here.


Started in October 2007 by Albion fan Richard Healey, the 'Baggies Barge' travels between Gas Street Basin in Birmingham City centre and the Navigation public house in Middlemore Road, Smethwick - just a few hundred yards from The Hawthorns.

For 3:00pm kick-offs, the narrowboat leaves Gas Street Basin at 1:00pm and arrives at the Navigation pub at approximately 2.15pm. The return journey departs around 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Return tickers cost £7.00 and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Batham's Beer and other real ales are available on board.

The barge is not in use for every game so do check before planning to use this service.

Tickets can be booked through the club's online ticketing system, by phoning 0121 227 2227 or by emailing tickets@wbafc.co.uk.

Information correct as of April 2013


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