How to Take Transit to the Tides

Whether by rail or ferry, it’s easy to catch a ride to Norfolk Tides game this season. With limited on-site parking at Harbor Park throughout the season, fans are encouraged to try transit for stress-free travel to and from the ballpark.

Ride the Tide from Park and Ride Lots All Season Long 

The Tide light rail makes frequent stops at Harbor Park Station, just yards from the stadium entrance. Save time, gas and parking fees while avoiding congestion coming to and leaving the ballpark.

Fans can park for free at four park-and-ride lots adjacent to Tide stations and hop on for the short ride to the stadium:

· Newtown Road Station, Newtown Road and Kempsville Road.

· Military Highway Station, Curlew Drive and Corporate Boulevard. 

· Ballentine/Broad Creek Station, Ballentine Boulevard and I-264. 

· EVMC/Fort Norfolk Station, Brambleton and Colley Avenues. This location is available only for Saturday and Sunday games – parking is not allowed on weeknights.

Fans can also park in Downtown Norfolk to catch The Tide from MacArthur Square Station, Monticello Station or Civic Plaza Station. Parking fees may apply.  Information on Downtown Norfolk parking can be found here:

Hampton Roads Transit, the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Tides baseball team are teaming up this season to provide free rides on The Tide light rail for every home game. Complimentary rides – courtesy of the City of Norfolk and the Tides – are available two hours prior to and after each of 75 regular-season games.

Fans can show their game ticket for that evening’s game for a free ride on light rail to and from the stadium. The team’s International League schedule is available here:

Gamegoers are encouraged to review the Tides’ bag policy before hopping on the light rail. Details can be found here:

HRT buses also conveniently connect to Tide light rail stations.

The full schedule of Tide light rail times and stops can be found here:

Catch the Elizabeth River Ferry   

The Elizabeth River Ferry is one of the most unique ways to get to a baseball game anywhere. The short crossing from downtown Portsmouth directly to Harbor Park is a homerun for convenience.

Catch the ferry for every home game between High Street in Portsmouth and Harbor Park. Service runs every 30 minutes beginning one hour before game time until one hour after the game ends. The fare is $2 per ride for adults, and free for children. Exact change only. To learn more, visit

Parking garages in Portsmouth are conveniently located to the North Landing ferry stop:

*A reminder about pets*
For fans taking their dogs to Bark in the Park games on April 14, May 28, June 11, July 1, August 25 and September 22: While we love our pets, please note that pets are not allowed on Hampton Road Transit, including buses, Tide light rail and Elizabeth River ferry. Service animals, however, are welcome on transit.

See you at the ball game!