This is it; we’ve made the Final. One victory from glory.

Leinster Rugby travel to St James’ Park in Newcastle, England to take on Saracens on Saturday, 11 May (KO 5pm). St James’ Park is the seventh largest football stadium in England with a seating capacity of 52,354.

The OLSC has prepared the below travel information for supporters wanting to travel to Newcastle.

Scheduled Flights

Aer Lingus and Ryanair fly daily from Dublin direct to Newcastle airport.

In addition, flying to other UK cities and taking over ground transport to Newcastle is a good option. There are flight connections available through a host of UK airports including Leeds, Manchester, and Edinburgh:

  • Fly to Leeds and get a train 1.5hrs/car 1.5hrs.
  • Or fly to Manchester and get a train 2.2hrs/car 2.5 hrs.
  • Fly to Edinburgh and get a train 1.5hrs/car 2.5hrs.
  • Also, Dublin to Heathrow and a connecting flight to Newcastle is an option.

For train timetables see here.

Other travel options include ferries from Dublin to Holyhead and Belfast to Cairnryan.

Package tours

Joe Walsh Tours, the official travel partner to Leinster Rugby, are running both same day and overnight trips. For more information and to book see here.


Newcastle has a wide range of accommodation options available. Be warned, we have already seen some price increases given the expected demand. For options across several comfort levels and prices see Trivago and

Match tickets

The EPCR have given Leinster Rugby an allocation of tickets for the Final. Further details, including ticket prices and on-sale dates will be emailed to season ticket holders on Tuesday, 23 April.

OLSC Away Guide

The OLSC, in association with Bank of Ireland, will be releasing an Away Guide for the Final. This will be available from the website on the evening of Tuesday, 7 May.

The latest travel can be found via the OLSC social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), and the weekly eZine sent each Friday afternoon.