Away fans' guide
Visitor information for St James Park
Visitor information for St James Park
Visiting St James Park
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. Our principal sponsor, Flybe, offer services from London, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich and the Channel Islands. And many of our partner hotels offer great deals for fans that make the journey down to the South West.
Exeter City's St James Park stadium is conveniently located in the heart of the city, with excellent walking, cycling and public transport links, which are now clearly signposted en-route. Exeter City is 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.
St James Park
Ticket prices for visiting supporters for the 2017/18 season are as follows:
Things to do in Exeter
If you’re making a weekend of it, or you’ve arrived in town with a lot of time to spare ahead of kick-off, there are many interesting ways to spend your time. Here are some other cultural highlights to be found around the city:
1: Exeter Cathedral
Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter is an Anglican cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. Founded in 1050, the current building was completed circa 1400. The clock that was the inspiration for the classic nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock” hangs above the door to the north tower with the medieval cat flap; on a related note, the cathedral is the only one in the country to have had a cat on its payroll at one point in history.
2: Exeter Quay
Located just a 20-minute walk from St James Park, Exeter Quay is the best place in town to walk on a sunny morning. Enjoy restaurants with a view of the river or take part in one of the quayside red coat guided tours, and even venture as far as the 2,000-year-old city walls, of which 70 per cent still remain.
One of the most exciting developments in Exeter City centre has been the regeneration of the Princesshay shopping area, which stands on the site of the old St John’s Hospital school, all that remains of which is the Blue Boy statue right in the heart of the area. Filled with the best of cafes, restaurants, shopping outlets and local businesses, Princesshay is the place to be.
4: Underground Passages
Take in a tour of the underground passages and walkways that formed the core of the city’s foundations. Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter high street are a unique ancient monument; no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.
5: Castle and Northernhay Gardens
Incorporating a good stretch of Roman wall and the only length of Saxon town wall to be seen in England, Northernhay Gardens are of outstanding historic significance.
The site of Northernhay Gardens was quarried in Roman times for stone from which to build the adjacent city walls. During the Norman period, it formed part of the defences of Rougemont Castle. In 1612, the City Chamber laid out the grounds for public recreation.
The early park was destroyed in the civil war when, in 1642, large new defensive ditches were dug outside the walls for the city's defence.
Today the gardens offer a tranquil break from the bustle of the city.
6: Royal Albert Memorial Museum
The awards continue to stream in for Exeter’s RAMM museum, which was crowned museum of the year in 2012 and awarded the £100,000 art fund prize for its redevelopment project. Chair of judges, Lord Smith of Finsbury, said of the museum at the time: “The new Royal Albert Memorial Museum is quite simply a magical place.”
Located just a few doors down from Exeter Central station, the RAMM is easily accessible and is right in the middle of town.
Getting to 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 & 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 is also very limited residential parking available locally.
The stadium is served by St James Park rail station, a few minutes’ walk from the ground. The station lies on the Avocet Line (Great Western Railway 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.
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 10 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.
Park and ride
It is also possible to get to the City centre by using the park and ride services at Honiton Road (red), Sowton (blue) and Matford (green).
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 and excellent cuisine.
Apple Taxis – 01392 666666
Club partners Apple Taxis are a local 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 give them a call on 01392 666666.