Following a successful trial at Leicester Tigers’ last home game, supporters can now pre-book places on the club’s matchday bus service for the next three fixtures.
All three routes – to and from Market Harborough (T1), Oakham (T2) and Market Bosworth (T4) – are now priced at £8 per match for a return ticket (or £7 per match for concessions).
And, after a number of supporters made use of the service for the recent Derby Day fixture against Northampton Saints, the club have extended its trial to the next three home matches at Welford Road, with tickets on general sale via LeicesterTigers.com from this Friday, October 18.
Supporters can also save money and guarantee a place on the bus for all three fixtures for the special price of £18 (or £15 for concessions).
A bus ticket bundle covers the following three fixtures at Welford Road:
- Sunday, October 27 (3.00pm) – Saracens (Gallagher Premiership)
- Saturday, November 2 (3.00pm) – Gloucester Rugby (Gallagher Premiership)
- Saturday, November 16 (3.00pm) – Pau (European Challenge Cup)
Following feedback from users at the last game, buses on all three routes will now depart Welford Road at 5.30pm after each match.
Details of bus routes and inbound timings are as below.
Market Harborough to Tigers: Market Harborough (The Square) 1:30pm, Kibworth (Church Road, opposite Coach & Horses) 1:45pm, Fleckney (High Street, opposite The Old Crown) 1:55pm, Great Glen (Greyhound Pub) 2:00pm, Oadby (Tennis Club bus stop) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm
Oakham to Tigers: Oakham Northgate (opposite The Wheatsheaf) 1:20pm, Preston (Kingfisher) 1:28pm, Uppingham (North Street East bus stop) 1:40pm, Tugby (Crossroads bus stop) 1:50pm, Houghton on the Hill (Rose & Crown) 2:00pm, Bushby (Bus stop at 913 Uppingham Road) 2:03pm, Leicester (St Joseph’s Church, Uppingham Road) 2:06pm, Leicester (Merlyn Vaz Centre, Uppingham Road) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm
Market Bosworth to Tigers: Market Bosworth (The Square) 1:37pm, Newbold Verdon (Opposite The Old White Swan) 1:46pm, Desford (The Bluebell) 1:52pm, Desford Crossroads (Opposite The White Horse) 1:57pm, Leicester Forest East (The Red Cow) 2:03pm, Westcotes (King Richard’s Road) 2:15pm, Welford Road 2:30pm
Chris Rose, head of brand at Leicester Tigers, said: “We were pleased to see so many supporters who may not have otherwise been able to travel to and from Welford Road make use of the matchday buses at our last home game.
“We want to offer our bus services for the long term, and so will be looking at their usage following this next block of home games to check the sustainability of the current routes.
“If we are able to make them a success, we hope to expand the initiative to further routes.”
You can purchase a matchday bus bundle for all three matches – or for individual matches – on general sale from this Friday using the links below, or by calling the Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).