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Directions & Parking

Derbyshire County Cricket Club,
The 3aaa County Ground,
Nottingham Road,
DE21 6DA

Directions to The 3aaa County Ground

By Car

From M1 South
Take exit 25 for A52 Derby. After 6 miles arrive at Pentagon Island. The ground is 4th exit off this roundabout, signposted with Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Map Small

From M1 North
Take exit 28 for A38 Derby. After approx 13 miles, arrive at roundabout, take 1st exit A61, signposted with a brown cricket sign. Follow over 2 more roundabouts, stay on A61. At Pentagon Island, take 1st exit off roundabout into ground, signposted with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

From Birmingham
Travel up A38 to A61 roundabout. Take 2nd exit, A61 Derby signposted with a brown cricket sign. Follow over 2 more roundabouts, Pentagon Island, take left turn into cricket ground, if you should miss it, take 1st exit off roundabout into ground.

From M6: Take exit, J15 (from south), J16 (from north), follow signs to A50 (Uttoxeter). Follow A50 approx 20 miles to A516 to Derby. Take A516 until it joins A38 then follow directions (from Birmingham) above.

We wish you a safe journey. 

Parking Information

For Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures only. For parking information for NatWest T20 Blast fixture, please view our Matchday Info page HERE.

Due to building contractors requiring access to the site, for the first part of the season, cars will not be able to enter the western side (Scoreboard and Marquee side) of the ground. Drivers can enter via Sir Frank Whittle Road, but will need to access the ground via the 3aaa Pavilion gates. All non-matchday and matchday parking will be available in the 3aaa Pavilion Car Park.

While the Club will always try to accommodate all vehicles visiting the ground, admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. We ask that all visitors try and schedule their arrival at the ground, allowing plenty of time.

All spectators will need to walk to the 3aaa Pavilion walk-in gate to enter the ground. There will be no spectator entrance at the western side of the ground this summer.

Check out our Ground Map and Visitor Guide, which provides a comprehensive introduction to facilities at the 3aaa County Ground. Click HERE to view Ground Map & Visitor Guide.

By Train

Derby is on the East Midlands Trains main line with direct trains from London St. Pancras via Leicester from the South, and Sheffield and Chesterfield from the North.

It is also on the Cross-Country line with trains from Scotland, Newcastle, Durham and Yorkshire, as well as The West Country, Bristol and Birmingham. Derby is also served by local trains from Burton, Cardiff, Crewe, Matlock, Nottingham and the East Midlands.

The walk from the station takes about 20 minutes:


The following route may seem a little complicated but should be easy to follow once you are on your way. Although the distance to the ground is not far, there are no direct road or bus service.

Leave the station by the main entrance where the shops and ticket office are located, not by the Pride Park entrance. Turn right and proceed along the road, past the car park and office buildings until the pavement goes under a flyover. Turn left following the sign for the City Centre.

Continue along this pavement until it turns right and crosses a short stretch of the Derby Canal. After crossing the canal carry straight on and follow the path as it goes alongside the River Derwent. Take the first bridge across the river and then turn left passing in front of the Evening Telegraph building and the Bus Garage entrance.

Take the road on the right walking along the side of the Bus Garage and follow the pavement around to the right as it goes behind the Bus Garage, then under the railway and along the by the side of the A52.

Keep going until you reach the Pentagon Island with the Peugeot garage on your right. Carry on across the road ahead with the double pedestrian crossing and then carry on ahead with Kwik-Fit and the car wash on your right. At the far corner of the car wash, cross the slip road and pass under the flyover carrying the A52. Cross the next slip road and then carry straight on with the Pentagon Trade Park and Speedy Hire on your right. Cross the next road and you have arrived.

Enter the main road entrance to the ground, go past the Players’ and Officials’ car park and continue a short distance to the pedestrian entrance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy your visit to The 3aaa County Ground.

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