Getting the train to Twickenham Stadium

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Written by our Web Team

5 min read | 24 May 2024 

Situated in South West London, Twickenham is the undisputed home of the English Rugby Union. 

This Thames-side town also has a rich history, beautiful architecture, and scenic views. So whether you’re a sports fan or not, here’s all you need to know about catching a train to Twickenham Stadium and what to do when you get there.

A temporary pier set up for hiring out boats on Richmond Upon Thames.

Why visit Twickenham?

The primary reason many people visit Twickenham is, of course, to go to the stadium. With a capacity of 82,000, “Twickers” is one of the biggest and most iconic stadiums in the sporting world. It regularly hosts international and club rugby union matches. Making it a must-visit destination for all sports enthusiasts.

That said, Twickenham’s history pre-dates the game it's famous for. In the 18th century, it was a country retreat for rich politicians and aristocracy. Many of the stunning period properties remain intact, adding character, charm and beauty to the town. 

Be sure to check out Marble Hill House, the former residence of Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II. Its restored interiors recreate the fashionable Georgian lifestyle it was once famous for. 

In East Twickenham, Strawberry Hill House is a fine example of Georgian Gothic architecture.

Ham House and Gardens are also worth visiting. The 17th-century National Trust property has beautiful paintings, textiles and furniture. Its impressive gardens are also perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Enjoy fantastic views along The Embankment towards Eel Pie Island, accessible only by footbridge. It’s rumoured that Henry VIII used the island for ‘discreet courting’, and it was also a favourite spot of Charles Dickens. 

A wide shot of the front of Marble Hill House in Twickenham.

Visiting Twickenham Stadium

If you want to visit the famous Twickenham Stadium, there are a few ways to do so.

One is to book tickets to a match. Getting seats for international fixtures like the Six Nations can be challenging, as they often sell out far in advance. Attending the Sevens festival or club matches is a more feasible way to enjoy a game at short notice. 

If you’d prefer to explore the stadium, you can take a tour. These offer a behind-the-scenes look at the fabled grounds, including the Players Tunnel and England dressing room. 

All tour tickets include a visit to the World Rugby Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of rugby memorabilia in the world. There’s also an excellent shop on-site where you can buy souvenirs. 

The nearest tube stations to Twickenham Stadium are Hounslow East and Richmond. So you can travel there conveniently on public transport. 

About Twickenham Stadium 

  • Address: 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

  • Visiting: Times and dates of tours vary. Check the website for the latest availability.

  • Nearest train station: Twickenham (a 10-minute walk away)

An aerial shot of Twickenham town, including the Thames River.

Where is Twickenham?

Twickenham is around 10 miles southwest of Central London in the borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is part of the Transport for London (TfL) network and is well-connected to the rest of the city. 

With Avanti, you can travel from London Euston to major towns and cities across the UK easily. This makes it straightforward to get from Twickenham to:

Nearest train station to Twickenham

Twickenham has several train stations which offer easy access to the town and stadium. These are:

  • Twickenham Station

  • Whitton Station

  • St Margarets Station

  • Strawberry Hill Station

The journey from Twickenham train station to Twickenham Stadium takes only 10 minutes by foot. The route is well signposted, though if you’re visiting on match day, you can usually follow the crowds. 

An exterior shot of Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham.

How to get to Twickenham by train

The best way to travel by train from Twickenham to Central London is to first take a service to Vauxhall or Waterloo

With trains running regularly from both departure stations, journeys can take as little as 20 minutes. Though some services take longer than others. 

If you’re starting your journey from London Euston, it will take you around one hour to get to Twickenham. It takes a similar amount of time to drive, though this is traffic-dependent.

Getting to Twickenham from Waterloo

If you’re coming from Central London, you’ll most likely travel via Waterloo Station. Waterloo is well-connected to the rest of London and beyond. Plus, trains between Waterloo and Twickenham are frequent, making it a convenient option for visitors. 

The journey from London Waterloo to Twickenham takes around 20 to 30 minutes. A single adult fare costs £6.30 during peak hours and £4.20 off-peak. As Twickenham is part of the TfL network, you can use your Oyster or contactless card to pay.

The first Twickenham to Waterloo train times start at 04:52 am on weekdays and 06:45 am on weekends. The last trains run at 12:11 am on weekdays and 12:13 am on weekends.

A picture of a sign saying ‘Twickenham’ on the platform at the train station.

Getting the train to Twickenham with Avanti

Whether exploring Twickenham town or enjoying a match, this iconic location is a great place to visit. What’s more, getting there by train is convenient. 

Booking your Avanti train to London is the first step to getting to Twickenham from outside the city. Once in the capital, you’re a mere hop away from Twickenham. 

Here are some of our most popular routes:

For the best chance of getting cheap train tickets to Twickenham, book in advance. This will also guarantee a seat on the train. Travelling at Off-Peak times is another way to save. 

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