Travel to Portsmouth & Fratton Park
Getting there and away
Portsmouth FC plays at Fratton Park in Portsmouth, England. Situated on the southern coast of England, Portsmouth is a city of 189,000 people that is famous for having one of England’s largest naval ports. The city is a little over an hour away from London’s airports and is well connected to the nation’s capital by bus and motorways. Portsmouth and its surrounding region offers a variety of attractions, especially if you are interested in naval history. Fratton Park is located about two miles east of the center of the city.
The nearest airport to Fratton Park is 20 minutes away in Southampton. The Southampton Airport (Airport code: SOU) is not especially large, but it does have flights from the UK and points across Europe. The airport is serviced by a handful of airlines including Flybe, Air France, and bmi. The airport is also located close to the junction between the M3 motorway and M27 motorway, giving easy road access to Portsmouth.
If you are traveling a long distance, you will want to check out prices on flights to London. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are a little over an hour away from Portsmouth.
Heathrow Airport (airport code LHR) – Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is a hub for British Airways, Virgin Airways, and bmi, and it services flights from the United States on British Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Trains and buses run frequently from the center of London to Heathrow.
Gatwick Airport (airport code LGW) – Gatwick is London’s second biggest airport. It services more U.S. airline carriers than Heathrow. It is also a hub for British Airways and Virgin Airways.
Standsted Airport (airport code STN) – Standsted is where you will arrive if you fly on one of Europe’s discount airlines like Ryanair and easyJet. It services airlines from throughout Europe.
Luton Airport (airport code LTN) – It is another arrival and jumping off point for low-cost flights to Europe and throughout the UK.
London is a hub for the following airlines:
The nearest local train station is Fratton, which is a ten minute walk from the stadium. Portsmouth train station is at least a 25 minute walk away. On arrival at Fratton by train you pass the ground on the left. Fratton station has a footbridge as the only way out. At the top of the stairs from the platform turn left onto the footbridge (from which you can see the floodlights of Fratton Park) and exit into Goldsmith Avenue. (Note that if the gate on the footbridge is closed you need to turn right on the footbridge and exit via Platform 1, turn left as you exit the station, walk 30 metres and go back over the footbridge to Goldsmith Avenue.) Turn left along Goldsmith Avenue and walk about half a mile passing straight around a small roundabout (by the Pompey Centre). Then Turn Left into Frogmore Road and the entrance to the Ty and South stands is 100m ahead. For the Milton End stay on Goldsmith Avenue for another 100m and turn left into Apsley Road. The entrances to the Milton End are 100m ahead.
From the North & the West:
Go along the M27 (ignoring the M275 turn off for Portsmouth town centre) and continue on to the A27. At the junction with the A2030 turn right towards Southsea/Fratton and just continue straight along the A2030 and eventually you will see the ground in front of you, just slightly to your left.
Local bus lines 13, 17 and 18 run from Portsmouth city center to Fratton Park.