Car: (approx 28 miles from HW)
Take the M40 east from Wycombe to join A40 (Western Avenue) towards London. Exit left onto the North Circular (A406) at Hanger Lane. After 2 miles take left exit onto Drury Way (B4557). Follow the road around the back of Ikea and then cut back left onto the Great Central Way towards Wembley Stadium. Note that parking is limited and very expensive close to the Stadium. Check www.rac.co.uk
for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Wembley Stadium is served by three stations and five lines - the Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo underground lines plus Chiltern and London Overground rail lines.
Wembley Stadium overground station is on the Chiltern Railways line with a direct connection to High Wycombe. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes. For those travelling in groups of three or more, note the availabilty of 'Group Save' tickets.
See www.chilternrailways.co.uk for latest information.
Wembley Park Underground station is one the Jubilee and Metropolitan line. The Metropolitan line has direct connection to Amersham Underground station (8 miles from High Wycombe). Travel costs on the Underground service are generally cheaper than the Chiltern Railway service from High Wycombe.
The exit from Wembley Park leads straight into Olympic Way towards the stadium.
Wembley Central station is on the Bakerloo line (Underground) and the 'Overground' and 'Southern' overland lines. The Bakerloo line provides a connection from London Paddington mainline station. The 'Overground' line provides a connection with London Euston mainline station, or Watford Junction towards the North. The 'Southern; overland line provides connections towards Clapham Junction.
See www.tfl.gov.uk for latest information from Transport for London.
Chairboys at Wembley
Wanderers' first visit to Wembley Stadium came in the 1956/57 season having reached the Final of the FA Amateur Cup. With two semi-final defeats in the earlier part of the decade, this proved to be the third time lucky for the Wanderers and the visit to the 'Twin Towers' captured the imagination of the town, with more than 20,000 followers making the short journey to cheer on the team against the then mighty Bishop Auckland.
The town had to wait a further 34 years before returing to the national stadium after Martin O'Neill led the Club to the first of three successful appearances within a three year spell. This run of appearances at Wembley proved the catalyst for a leap in the support levels for Wanderers. More than 25,000 travelled to see the match with Kidderminster Harriers in 1991 to make a then record FA Trophy Final attendance of 34,842. Two years later a figure approaching a staggering 30,000 made the short journey to see O'Neill's side wipe away Runcorn for Wanderers' farewell to non-League football.
Twelve months later close to 20,000 Wycombe fans travelled again to see Preston North End beaten in a thrilling Division Three Play-Off Final to earn O'Neill's side promotion to the third tier of English football at the first time of asking.
It would be 21 years later before Wanderers returned to the site of Wembley - this time a first visit to the 'new' Wembley Stadium for a 'League Two' Play-Off Final with Southend United on Saturday 23rd May 2015. Leading out Wanderers that day was Manager Gareth Ainsworth - a 21 year old player for Preston North End in the 1994 play-off tie at Wembley. However, it proved a heartbreaking day for Wanderers and their 17,000 fans as they were beaten on penalties by The Shrimpers having led the tie with just seconds left of stoppage time in extra-time.
Five years after the set-back against Southend, Wanderers achieved a high-point in their history to date when goals from Anthony Stewart and Joe Jacobson clinched promotion to the 2nd tier of English football for the first time, following a 2-1 victory over Oxford United at a 'behind-closed-doors' final due to the COVID-19 situation in the UK at the time. Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, a loser as a player for Preston in the 1994 Play-Off Final against Wycombe, and then as a Manager for Wanderes in 2015, finally gaining the success that his team and coaching staff deserved.
After being relegated on the final day of their debut 2020/21 season in the 'Championship', Wanderers came within a game of an immediate return - reaching the 2022 Play-Off Final at Wembley but being out-witted on the day by Sunderland to lose 2-0. The attendance of over 72,000, including an estimated 23,500 following Wycombe, was the highest crowd to witness a Wanderers game since the 1957 Amateur Cup Final against Bishop Auckland.
all-time record at Wembley Stadium
|Sat, Apr 13, 1957
|Sat, May 11, 1991
|Sun, May 9, 1993
|Sat, May 28, 1994
|Preston North End
|Sat, May 23, 2015
|Mon, July 13, 2020
|Sat, May 21, 2022
FAAC = FA Amateur Cup Final
FAT = FA Trophy Final
FLPO4 = Football League Play-Off (4th Tier)
* - lost 6-7 on penalties after extra-time
FLPO3 = Football League Play-Off (3rd Tier)