Wasps away travel update…
January 6, 2015 12:00 am client
Leinster Rugby will take on Wasps at Ricoh arena on Saturday 24 January 2015 at 1.00pm. The OLSC has prepared the following travel information for those supporters wishing to head to the game…
At time of writing, same day flights to Birmingham from the main carriers were selling from €;143pp. Those wishing to overnight in the area could expect to pay from €;110pp (early flight Sunday morning). Birmingham airport has a direct rail link to Coventry. The journey time is between 10-20 minutes and rail tickets are priced from £2 each way per person here
For those supporters located in London, regular trains run from London Euston to Coventry and are priced from £6 each way (buying two singles), see here
Served with flights by Ryanair, this airport is 49 kms from Coventry, you could take a train, rental car or bus to Coventry.
Reach Coventry by train, rental car or bus using one of the following airports that are a little further away.
Manchester – 100 kms
London Luton – 110 kms
Manchester – 160 kms
Bristol – 181 kms
London Gatwick – 217 kms
Remember that you can avail of discounted parking from Dublin Airport Authority by using the voucher code ‘OLSC14/15′ here.
Trains and rental cars
Buy UK rail tickets and avoid any booking and credit card charges via the Virgin Trains or London Midland websites.
For rental cars, check with your airline partner as they often provide discounts, otherwise check out Argus Car Hire
There is parking available at the Ricoh Arena. This should be pre-booked, you can do that here (use ‘A1’ as your car registration if you will be using a rental car).
There is still some city centre accommodation available, for various options see here
Getting to the stadium from the city centre
Free buses operate on match day from the central train station. Traffic is known to be very busy on match days so take the free bus wherever possible. Taxis are also available.
Tickets are still available from the Leinster allocation. The OLSC appreciates that it is tempting to buy directly from Wasps however to ensure the blue is as concentrated as possible in such a large stadium, we are recommending that supporters buy tickets for the Coventry Telegraph stand. Tickets from the Leinster allocation can be bought here.
OLSC away guide to Coventry
Preparation of our away guide in association with Bank of Ireland is well under way. It will be released on Tuesday January 19th on this website and social media. It will include details of things to see and do in the region as well as the location of of our supporters HQ for the weekend.
Turning Coventry Blue
Supporters who need blue gear for the trip can avail of a 10% discount at Life Style Sports. The OLSC even has sparkly blue berets and Afro wigs that, if you order now can be with you in time for the fixture. To order, please go here. Please remember to bring any flags you have with you.
We will also publish information here on TV coverage of the match for those who cannot make it.