2019 Ashes Series, England, UK

Iconic scenes at Lord’s Cricket Ground with the historic Lord’s Pavilion in the background


Official 2019 Ashes Series Packages

Explore our range of Official Packages below or get in touch for current availability.

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Please register your interest for the next Ashes Series 2021-22

First Test Packages: Edgbaston, 1-5 Aug

PACKAGE 1 14-NIGHTS / A$8,398

First Test + The 148th Open

This special package enjoys The 148th Open in Ireland before flying to London for the highly anticipated First Test in Birmingham.

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First Test + Britrail Pass

Stay in London for two nights before travelling to Birmingham by train for the First Test. Flexible dates and route to explore at your leisure.

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PACKAGE 3 13-NIGHTS / A$5,998

First Test + Netball World Cup

Enjoy the Netball World Cup Finals Weekend in Liverpool before heading to the First Test. Great all rounder.

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PACKAGE 4 9-NIGHTS / A$4,998

First Test + ICC Cricket World Cup Final

Enjoy the ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s before the First Test in Birmingham. Best of cricket.

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PACKAGE 5 15-NIGHTS / A$8,949

The Bucket-list Package

Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s, The 148th Open in Ireland and the First Test! The ultimate package.

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PACKAGE 6 6-NIGHTS / A$2,998

Essentials Package: First Test

The basic accommodation and ticket package with extras to enjoy the First Test in Birmingham. For combination packages, see below.

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Second Test Packages: Lord’s,  14-18 Aug

PACKAGE 7 12-NIGHTS / A$9,598

First & Second Tests ex Australia

Watch the highly anticipated First Test in Birmingham before travelling to London for popular Second Test at Lord’s with flights.

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PACKAGE 8 6-NIGHTS / A$6,898

Second Test ex Australia

A complete package from Australia with flights, accommodation and more to watch the Second Test at Lord’s with flights.

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PACKAGE 9 12-NIGHTS / A$9,898

Essentials Package: Second & Third Tests

Watch the second Test at Lord’s before travelling to Headingley for the Third Test with free travel time in between with flights.

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Flight Package    

Flexible Flights

It’s free to change your outbound or inbound flight to suit your travel plans. See ‘Flights‘ section for more.

Third Test Packages: Headingley, 22-26 Aug

PACKAGE 10 6-NIGHTS / A$2,698

Essentials Package: Third Test

The basic accommodation and ticket package with extras to the Third Test at Headingley.

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PACKAGE 11 19-NIGHTS / A$10,998

Escorted Package: Third & Fourth Tests + Scotland

Enjoy this escorted small-group tour watching the Third and Fourth Tests with a trip to Scotland.

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Fourth Test Packages: Old Trafford, 4-8 Sep

& Fifth Test Packages: The Oval, 12-16 Sep

PACKAGE 12 6-NIGHTS / A$2,898

Essentials Package: Fourth Test

The basic accommodation and ticket package with extras to the Fourth Test in Manchester.

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PACKAGE 13 6-NIGHTS / A$3,278

Essentials Package: Fifth Test

The basic accommodation and ticket package with extras to the Fifth Test in London. 

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Upgrades & Extras

UPGRADE On request


Travel Services

Upgrade your package with extra travel services. Book your whole trip at the one place with excellent prices and options tailored to your needs.
DESIGN On request


Customisations & Groups 

Design your own package with Events Travel. Or are you travelling with a group? We can organise and plan your group travel with tailored services.

More Information

2019 Ashes Series

The Ashes is heading back to England in 2019, where Australia will defend the Urn.

The Ashes is one of sports greatest rivalries with history dating back to 1882, where the term ‘Ashes’ was actualised after England lost to Australia for the first time on home soil. The following day, the Sporting Times published a mock obituary of English cricket team after their dismal performance, stating ‘The bod[ies] will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.” The jovial concept caught the imagination of the sporting public and a few weeks later, an English team captained by Hon Ivo Bligh departed for Australia vowing to return with ‘The Ashes,” while Australian captain W.L. Murdoch declared their defence. Ever since, Australia and England have contested The Ashes Urn usually every two years, with Australia being victorious on 33 occasions to Englands 32. Australia won the most recent 2017/18 Ashes Series held in Australia. The Ashes is widely regarded as one of sports most prestigious and historic events and carries with it incredible respect in the sporting world. The last Ashes Series in the UK was held in 2015 and was a tough series with England winning 3-2. The 2019 Ashes Series will be hard fought with England looking to reclaim the coveted urn on home soil to tie the historical standings. While the cricket can be any teams game, the atmosphere will certainly be spectacular with sell-out crowds expected at all Tests. Whether you are a newcomer or an Ashes veteran, there’s nothing quite like watching Australia take on England at Lord’s, the home of cricket and a venue on the bucket-list of all spectators! Events Travel have a long history providing official Ashes travel since 1995; including most recently the 2017/18 Ashes Series in Australia. You can trust Events Travel to ensure your Ashes Package gives you everything you need to enjoy this fantastic event with quality services at the best value. We look forward to welcoming you to England in 2019.

Schedule & Venues

Test 2019 Dates Venue Location Capacity Last used as venue for The Ashes
First Test 1-5 August Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham 25,000 2015 as the 3rd Test
Second Test 14-18 August Lord’s Cricket Ground London 28,000 2015 as the 2nd Test (traditional ground)
Third Test 22-26 August Headingley Leeds 17,500 2009 as the 4th Test
Fourth Test 4-8 September Old Trafford Manchester 26,000 2013 as the 3rd Test
Fifth Test 12-16 September The Oval London 25,500 2015 as the 5th Test (traditional ground)

Fast Facts

The Ashes Urn: The Ashes urn, made of terracotta and about 15 cm (6 inches) tall, is reputed to contain a burnt cricket bail. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the Test series. Most Runs: Sir Donald Bradman, Australia (5,028) Most Wickets: Shane Warne, Australia (195) First Tournament: 1882-1883 in Australia Wins for England: 32 Wins for Australia: 33 Current Ashes Winner: Australia, 4-0 in the 2017/18 Ashes Series

Stadium Seating Plans

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Travelling to Stadium Information

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City Information

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To book upgrades or extras, please specify your requirements when completing a booking request form (top right of this page) or get in touch with an Event Travel Expert. For extra services a quote, options and recommendations will be provided.

Available Extra Travel Services:

Many of our packages include flights with Qantas to London or Manchester. Departure cities include Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide or Perth with add-ons available from other cities. These flights are fully flexible, you can travel to and from the UK or Europe whenever you like. You can fly through Perth or Singpaore and fly to and from Qantas’s other European destinations on request. For example, you could choose to fly from Sydney to London via Perth to start your Ashes Package and return back from Rome via Singapore to Sydney with no fare difference and you can explore Rome and Singapore after the Ashes! It doesn’t get easier than that! Other airlines? We can adjust fares and routings if you prefer to fly with Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Singapire Airlines (via Singapore) or Emirates (via Dubai). Removing flights? We can remove flights from most packages, however we advise against it, as we have extremely competitive and flexible fares. But we can do it, so please get in touch for the reduction to remove flights from your package. If flights are removed, your airport transfers won’t be included. Only Events Travel offers a full-service Ashes Travel Experience including Airport to Hotel Private Transfers with all long-haul flights!


What ticket types are available?

For days one to four, customers will have reserved seats. The fifth day of each test is general admission seating. Specific categories and grandstand information will be provided in due course. If booking as a group, seats will be allocated together for all group members. Adjacent seating may not be possible for additional group members if they are added to a group after the initial booking. We will endeavour to match seats in this instance.

Where will my seats be?

Seat locations are part of the allocation supplied to Cricket Australia by the England & Wales Cricket Board. Sections are not known at this time. Customers are unable to choose which reserved seats they would like, but requests can be taken, importantly no request is guaranteed.

Will there be fifth day refunds is play finishes early?

If play ends after four days, the fifth day general admission ticket will be refunded, this will happen after the event finishes and be issued by Cricket Australia.

I’ve lost my ticket, what should I do?

Lost match tickets will be voided and new tickets will be issued in the instance that they are lost. A re-issue fee of A$110 per ticket, per day will be charged to replace lost tickets. Emergency contact numbers will be provided in your travel documentation.

I only want to attend 1 or 2 days of cricket is this possible?

As a Licensed Travel Operator, our packages come as 5-day tickets. We are unable to reducing the number of tickets in your package.

Can I purchase 2019 Ashes Tickets by themselves?

No, as a Licensed Travel Operator we have Official Packages which include travel services to help fans travel to the event. Ticket only sales will happen through authorised outlets in due course, but we do not sell tickets individually.


What other events do you do?

As event travel experts, we can help you travel to most major events around the globe. The most notable cricket coming up is ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales, where we are an Official Travel Agent and have Official packages available now. If there’s any other cricket events you are interested in, please get in touch. We are also an Official Travel Agent for the following events and can combine events together with the 2019 Ashes Series to create the ultimate sporting holiday for you! This will help you save overall and ensure security by using Events Travel as your official source. Authorised Provider of The 148th Open Championship, Royal Portrush Official Travel Agent of Netball World Cup 2019 Liverpool Official Travel Agent of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales and we can help you enjoy Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix and other events happening around the same time in the UK and Europe.

I have a group, can you help us?

We can provide travel for small and large groups and can tailor our packages and services to suit specific groups needs. Contact us today to get your Ashes Group Package started!

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full range of travel services, such as:
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transfers, car hire, train tickets and cruises
  • Travel insurance
  • Sightseeing tickets and unique experiences

Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?

Yes, we have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before/after. Please ask us for a quote for extra nights for your package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere during your trip too. Ask us for an obligation free quote today.

Why should I choose Events Travel?

We’ve been proudly providing quality travel services to events and destinations around the globe since 1993. We keep our customers happy with our flexible and attentive service. We are completed audited, insured and accredited, including being members of IATA, ATAS, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO, a level of accreditation you won’t find elsewhere. Learn more about trust & safety and about us.

Are you an Official Travel Agent?

Events Travel are a Licensed Travel Operator for the 2019 Ashes Series.

Do I need a Visa?

Australian residents do not need a visa for the UK and can stay for a period of up to six months with no documentation requires. For other nationalities, please use this resource: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa 

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend Travel Insurance for every trip, big or small. We offer competitive policies and include a valuable 15% discount with CHI for our customers. We can also help choose the right policy for you while booking! Or you can get an online quote now.
If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

General Terms

  • Pricing is listed per person in Australian Dollars.
  • Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
  • All payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation.
  • Changes to bookings incur amendment fees per transaction, plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting and/or booking.
  • Full cancellation applies and there are no refunds or exchanges for unused services.
  • Bookings will be automatically cancelled if payment terms are not met.
  • Name changes are not permitted. Please supply names as per your Passport.
  • If your package involves flights we require an emailed scan or photo of the photo page of all Passports.
  • We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you.
  • Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited. Learn about trust & safety
  • Events Travel is a Licensed Travel Operator offering approved packages with guaranteed tickets and travel services to the 2019 Ashes Series. Only Licensed Travel Operators are permitted to sell travel to the 2019 Ashes Series and utilise trademarks and other materials. Warning to travellers, booking travel with unofficial providers and using alternative ticket-sources may put your services, tickets and event experience at risk and is strongly advised against.
  • CATO Licence Number: CATO2019/910. The Cricket Australia shield device is a trade mark of, and used under licence from, the owner Cricket Australia by whom all copyright and other rights of reproduction are reserved.
  • Additional general booking terms and conditions apply

How to Book

To book your 2019 Ashes Package, please complete a booking request form located to the top right of this page or found in the same position on subsequent package pages. Alternatively, you can get in touch by phone or email to make a direct booking with an Event Travel Expert. Please note that the booking request form is disabled until packages go on sale Thursday 30 August, 2018 at 9:00am AEST.

Payment Requirements

50% Deposit: due no later than 3 days after receiving booking confirmation plus any airline taxes if/where applicable 25% Stage Payment: due no later than 10 Feb 2019 Balance Payment: due no later than 10 May 2019 plus any extra confirmed travel services that do not require earlier payment.

Payment Methods

We accept bank transfers (no fee) and credit card payments. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard (1.5% fee) and American Express (1.98% fee).

Travel Documents and Ticket Delivery

Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks before the event begins either by email, courier or registered post depending on the contents. In special circumstances, tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided closer to the event. If you have any special requests, please let us know in advance to ensure timely delivery.


Key Locations

Lord's Cricket Ground

Second Test


First Test


Third Test

Old Trafford

Fourth Test

The Oval

Fifth Test

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