Located on direct train routes from London Paddington, London Waterloo, Birmingham, Bristol and other parts of the country, Exeter is a popular destination for fans who want to enjoy a weekend of football near the Devonshire coast. The facilities in and around the stadium – and across the city – make Exeter an ideal road-trip for travelling fans who want to spend a Saturday or a full weekend away. And many of our partner hotels offer great deals for fans that make the journey down to the South West.
Exeter City Football Club is conveniently located in the heart of the city, with excellent walking, cycling and public transport links, which are now clearly signposted en route. We are proud to be the first professional club to voluntarily develop a travel plan to help fans travel to the ground by more sustainable means. We are keen to encourage fans to leave their cars at home where possible, to help reduce carbon emissions and local congestion, and promote healthier ways of travelling.
Visiting St James Park
Exeter City Football Club
St James Park
From the M5: Exit westbound at Junction 29 onto the A3015 (Honiton Road). Follow the road onto the B3183 (Heavitree Road) for two miles, going past Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on the left.
From the East: Follow the A303/A30 towards Exeter, passing under the M5 Bridge (at Junction 29). Then follow the above instructions ‘From the M5’.
From the West: Follow signposts towards Exeter centre. After crossing the River Exe near Exeter St Thomas rail station, join the A3015 (Frog Street). Follow the one-way system and then exit onto the B3212 (Magdalen Street) and follow the road as it veers left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James’ Park and Stadium Way are located on your left.
Please note that owing to very limited parking at St James Park, there is no on-site parking for supporters at St James Park on matchdays. There may be very limited residential parking available locally. Please click here to view a map of car parks local to St James’ Park (please note that only red numbers are car parks on this external link).
Parking is available at the club on non-matchdays, entering via Stadium Way.
The stadium is served by St James Park rail station, a few minutes’ walk from the ground. The station lies on the Avocet Line (First Great Western trains), which runs from Exeter St David’s to Exmouth, also calling at Exeter Central. The Exeter St David’s and Exeter Central stations connect the city to the other major cities across the UK.
Please click here to view the Avocet Line timetable from St James Park.
Please click here to view the full Avocet Line timetable for the entire route.
The following bus routes run via Old Tiverton Road, adjacent to St James Park:
E (Lancelot Rd – City Centre – Exwick)
F1 (Lancelot Rd – Prince Charles Rd – City Centre – Redhills – Exwick)
F2 (Lancelot Rd – Prince Charles Rd – City Centre – Redhills – Exwick)
The following bus routes stop by the Odeon cinema on Sidwell Street, less than five minutes’ walk from the stadium:
1 (Exeter – Cullumpton – Tiverton)
1B (Exeter – Cullumpton – Willand)
G (Hamlin Gardens – City Centre – The Quay)
K (Pinhoe – City Centre – Countess Wear)
P (Pennsylvania – City Centre – High Meadows – Crossmead)
P2 Red (Honiton Road Park & Ride – City Centre)
T (Pinhoe – City Centre – Topsham)
Exeter Bus Station is located around ten minutes’ walk from St James Park. It is the terminus for many local buses in the Exeter area, as well as serving intercity coach companies including Megabus, National Express, First Bus and Western Greyhound. Click here for the Stagecoach South West bus map with information about local services and directions from Exeter Bus Station to St James Park.
Park & Ride:
It is also possible to get to the City Centre by using the Park & Ride services at Honiton Road (Red), Sowton (Blue) and Matford (Green). Click the banners below for timetables.
Exeter International Airport is situated in Clyst Honiton, four miles from the city centre. Our principle sponsor Flybe serves 25 destinations directly, including nine destinations within the British Isles.
Where to Stay
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
01392 412 812
The Mercure Southgate is situated in a leafy garden area in the heart of the city with parking, close to the historic Cathedral Green area, High Street and Princesshay Shopping precinct.
The hotel has a well-fitted health club and swimming pool, a cosy bar area, excellent cuisine, and the rooms are all furbished to a high standard.
Capital Taxis – 01392 43 43 43
Club partners Capital Taxis are an Exeter-based taxi firm, with saloons and people carriers to suit your needs and get you and your friends to or from St James Park. To book a taxi to the train or bus stations, to the football club, or to anywhere in Exeter and the surrounding area, just call 01392 43 43 43.
Visiting the Cat & Fiddle Training Ground
Cat & Fiddle Training Ground
Clyst St Mary
Because of the location of the Cat & Fiddle Training Ground, it is recommended to visit by car.
From the M5: Leave the motorway at Junction 30 and head eastbound onto the A376 (Sidmouth Road). Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A3052. After passing the Cat & Fiddle Inn on the left, the entrance to the training ground is a little further ahead on the right.
From the East: The easiest way to find the Cat & Fiddle is to follow the A303/A30 until it meets the M5 at Junction 29. Take the motorway southbound, exiting at Junction 30 and then follow the above instructions listed as ‘From the M5’.
From the West: Leave the A30 using the M5 slip road (Junction 30) and continue by following the above instructions listed as ‘From the M5’.