🚙 Travel Guide: Newport County AFC (Saturday, September 21)

Exeter City make the relatively short trip to south Wales to take on Newport County in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday, September 21 in a 3pm kick-off.


The home of Newport County AFC as well as Newport RFC, the stadium has an attendance of 8,700 which is slightly reduced for football matches.

Rodney Parade has been the home of Newport County AFC since 2012 after it was decided that the current home, Spytty Stadium, no longer met the club’s requirements.

In May 2012, it was agreed that the Exiles would move to Rodney Parade for the 2012/13 Season. The club extended their stay at the ground by signing a 10-year lease on the February 28, 2013.


The supporters’ coach departs Unit 1 nightclub at 11:00am for a fare of £20. 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.


The quickest route to get to Rodney Parade from Exeter sees you follow the M5 north before joining the M49 near Bristol which will take you onto the M4. You’ll then cross over the River Severn and into Wales where you need to continue along the M4 before taking the exit for the B4596. Continue along this road before turning left onto Rodney Road and you’ll find the stadium further along that road. There are several public car parks in the city centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade. There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium but please be aware of local parking restrictions


You can take the 10:24 train from Exeter St David’s which will get you to Newport for 12:24 having made one change at Bristol Temple Meads. You can then get the 17:44 train back from Newport which will have you back in Exeter at 19:44, again having changed at Bristol. The station is less than a mile walk from the ground, just over the river.


Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to Rodney Parade to face Newport County on Saturday, September 21 in a 3pm kick-off.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, September 20.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are initIally available in the Bisley Stand ONLY, if these sell out then tickets will be available in the South Stand.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Bisley Stand (Covered Seating)

Adults: £22
60+: £18
Students/Young Adult (16-21): £16
Under-16: £10
Under-12: £8
Under-6 = £0*
Please note, the first 5 rows (A-E) are still exposed to the elements.

South Stand (Uncovered Seating)

Adults: £20
60+: £18
Students/Young Adult (16-21): £14
Under-16: £10
Under-12: £8
Under-6 = £0*
*under-6 must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior.

Advance Discounts? No

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free

Wheelchair: Located in uncovered South Stand, age related price (if applicable) and carer free. Please call 01392 411 243 to book.

Matchday Purchase available? TBC

Away Gate Directions - Please use the NP19 OBH postcode. This will enable supporters to disembark on Corporation Road, where the Away Gate (Gate 6) is situated. This is important as there are many postcodes associated with the Stadium, many of which can take buses down Rodney Road - where they eventually get stuck.

CASHLESS Bars - please be aware that their Away Bars have recently become CASHLESS.


Whilst there are no designated away supporter pubs in Newport, the closest pub to the away entrance is Excelsior Institute on Corporation Road and this is where away fans tend to go ahead of games. The Excelsior is approximately a five-minute walk from the away entrance. If you get to Newport early enough then you can visit Friars Walk in Newport city centre. It’s just over the bridge from Rodney Parade and has great places to eat such as Bistro Pierre, Zizzi’s among others. It’s also home to many retail outlets as well as coffee shops.


Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting Rodney Parade.


The distance between St James Park and Rodney Parade is 95 miles and takes just over one hour and 30 minutes to drive.