Thursday, January 1

Derby travel guide


Derby County
Pride Park
Carling Cup semi final first leg
Wednesday, January 7, kick off 7.45pm


Tickets
Pride Park holds 33,597 and United have got 5,800 of those. They are priced at £27.50 adults, £16.75 for over 60s and £11.75 for under 16s.

All tickets have been sold and posted out. Spare tickets should be available on the night in pubs around the ground and on United messageboards now.


TV
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and the programme begins at 7.30pm.

Travel

Car - 20.58
If you're using a satnav or online routeplanner, use the postcode DE24 8XL for Pride Park. This map will prove useful.

It's 95 miles each way, which works out as £10.29 each way in petrol.

When it comes to parking, it’s probably easy to follow signposts to Derby city centre and park in any one of the numerous council car parks, most of which are free after 6pm. It’s then a 10-minute walk to the stadium.

Train - £20.50
Getting there is easy, getting back will be a bit tight as there’s only one train home and it leaves Derby at 21:44.

Don’t travel before 10am, because Off Peak tickets, priced at £20.50 and valid before then.

Manchester Piccadilly to Derby

There are no direct services. All journeys require you to change trains at Sheffield. The journey time is between 90 and 100 minutes, including waiting at Sheffield.

Trains leave Manchester at 35 minutes past the hour. Don’t leave it any later than the 17:35 service though.

The ground is about a 10-minute walk from the train station using a footbridge. It is well signposted.

Derby to Manchester Piccadilly
Leave Derby: 21:44
Arrive Sheffield: 22:24
Leave Sheffield: 22:47
Arrive Manchester: 00:09

After that, there is a train which will get you home for 4am, but it might be best to miss the last five minutes and get to to the station five minutes early to avoid getting stranded for hours.

Coach - £20
Official coach
The club is running coaches to the match with places costing £20 per person.

The coaches leave from the W2 car park at 4.30pm and are due to get back about midnight. Click here to book.

Public coach
There are no National Express coaches back after the game, and the ones going would mean an 8am start and a four-hour journey.

Megabus doesn’t run coaches from Manchester to Derby.

3 comments:

Dave said...

what pub have we got?

Anonymous said...

How long would it take to hanglide from Picaddilly mate?

Mikee said...

Yeah, what pub for this?