🚙 Travel guide: Carlisle United (Saturday, September 7)

Exeter City make the long trip north to Cumbria to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, September 7.


One of the longest journeys of the season for the Grecians, Brunton Park is a stadium that Exeter City have visited a number of times in recent years. It has a capacity of 17,949 making it one of the larger stadiums in Sky Bet League Two. The ground opened in 1909 and is the largest football stadium in England which is not all-seated.


The supporters’ coach departs Unit 1 nightclub at 6:00am for a fare of £45. The usual Grecian Travel pick-up points will see the coach leave Unit 1 nightclub before stopping at:

Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), and any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the club’s ticketing system. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.


From Exeter take the M5 north all the way up to the M6. Continue along the motorway to the north of the country before leaving the M6 motorway at J43 and take the exit signed Carlisle A69. The blue roof of the Pioneer Foods Stand can be seen on the right-hand side, almost as soon as you leave the roundabout. Keep going straight ahead along Warwick Road (A69) for one mile. After passing through the third set of traffic lights the club shop (Blues Store) and statue of Hughie McIlmoyle on the right mark the main entrance to the ground for main stand ticket holders, directors, hospitality guests and reserved guest car parking only. There is parking available for both home and away supporters.


You can get the train from Exeter St. Davids to Carlisle, however returning to Exeter is not easy on the day due to the last train back that gets you back to Devon on the same day, leaves just after the full-time whistle and is a 1-mile walk from the ground. To get from Exeter you need to take the 07:24 train before changing at Birmingham New Street and arriving in Carlisle for 13:00.


You can fly from Exeter to Newcastle with City's main club sponsors Flybe and then get the train to Carlisle. Click here for more details.


Tickets can be purchased in advance ahead of the match. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, September 6.

Ticket prices in the Pioneer Foods Stand, Section 3 are as follows:

Adult: £19
Senior (65+): £16
Young Person (18-22): £13
Junior (11-17): £10
*Family Junior (11-17): £8
Child (10 and under): £7
Child (6 and under): FOC
Wheelchair: £4


Away fans are welcome in the Sunset Suite bar, situated on the west side of the ground which opens at 12.30pm and shows the live football on the big screens. A selection of pies and snacks are served in here. Please note as this is an old stand access is by stairs and there is no wheelchair access. You may also use the adjacent Sporting Inn bar as well.


Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting Brunton Park.


The distance between St James Park and Carlisle United is 347 miles and would take around five hours and 30 minutes.