Saturday, November 14

West Ham United travel guide (pub guide coming soon)

West Ham United
Upton Park
Sunday February 8, kick off 4pm
Premier League


The ground holds 35,647 and United have got 2,900 tickets priced at £45 adults and at £22.50 for under 16s and £25.50 for over 65s.

The application deadline has passed. Ballot results will be out on November 18.

The going rate for an away-end touted ticket is £170.

Home end tickets are on general sale from West Ham priced between £45 and £63. Click here for details.


According to the BBC, the match will be played in heavy rain. The temperature will be abut 9c/48F.

The match will not be shown live on TV, but you can watch it online through a number of videa streams. Links to streams will be posted here at 13:00 on matchday.

Match of the Day on BBC1 will show highlights of the game from 22:30.

Car - £70.00

If you’re using a sat nav or a routeplanner, use the postcode E13 9AZ.

The journey is 225 miles, takes about three hours and 45 minutes and will cost you about £70 in petrol, plus £4 each way if you decide to go there and back on the M6 road toll.

The basic route is the M6, M42, M1, M25, M11 and A406 (north circular road). Take the A406 to the A124 (East Ham).

Then on Barking Road for approximately one-and-a-half miles until you approach the traffic lights on cross-roads.

Turn right into Green Street & the ground is on the right hand side., through Barking and then to East Ham.

Parking - free
There is little off-road parking on match days.

The best areas to look for spaces are roads left of Barking Road, once you are past the lights at East Ham Town Hall. Try Didsbury Close (E6 2RX).

A lot of the streets on the other side of Barking Road have parking restrictions allowing only permit holders to park there from 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Saturday.

But Calverton Road, West End Road and Kempton Road (E6 2LD) don't and you will probably find the odd space in that area if you arrive early enough.

You can park at Newham General Hospital (E13 8BL) where there is a pay and display car park, which costs £1.50 for four hours, or £3.50 for six.

To find the hospital, drive down Barking Road and pass the ground on your right. Turn left into Prince Regent Lane and the hospital is signposted from there. It’s a 15-minute walk from the ground.

Train/Tube - £72.70
Your destination station is Upton Park Tube.

There's a few ways to get there and back, but we've checked out them all and the one below is the only hassle-free route.

Step 1. Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston £66.40

At Piccadilly, get an off-peak day return ticket. Buying in advance isn't any cheaper at this stage.

All journeys take 2:08. All the following departure times.
05:25 05:55 06:10 06:35 06:55 07:15 07:35 07:55 08:15 08:35 08:55 09:15 09:35 09:55 10:15 10:35 10:55 11:15 and 11:35.

Step 2. Euston to Upton Park

By Tube, t
his takes 28 minutes. Here is a Tube map

At Euston, get a one-day Travelcard for Zones 1-4, costing £6.30.

Take the Victoria Line one stop northbound to Kings Cross. This takes two minutes.

Then take the Hammersmith & City Line 13 stops eastbound to Upton Park. This takes 26 minutes.

Upton Park Tube is a five-minute walk to the ground.

Step 3. On the way home, reverse the above route

You should make it back to Euston by 18:15.

Step 4. London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

Leaves: 17:40, 18:00, 18:20, 18:40, 19:00, 19:20, 19:40, 20:20, 21:00

Arrives: 19:49, 20:07, 20:28, 20:49, 21:07, 21:28, 21:56, 22:51, 23:39
Journey time: 2:09, 2:07, 2:08, 2:09, 2:07, 2:08, 2:16, 2:31, 2:39

Match coach - £30

United are running coaches to the game. Places cost £35 per person and the coaches will leave from the Old Trafford N2 car park at 08:30.

The estimated return time is 21:30. To reserve your place, call the ticket office on 0161 868 8000.

The Betty Bus is going to the game and is now fully booked.

Red Army Travel is running a coach to the games. Places cost £30 per person and it leaves from the Spread Eagle Pub in Royal Green Rd, Northenden. Times to be confirmed. To book, call 0161 998 4455 or 07545 39 1999 or email

Public coaches - £13
National Express is running two coaches to London on the morning of the game and one coach back, though it is touch and go whether you'd make it back to the station in time to get the homeward-bound coach.

Chorlton Street to Victoria
Leaves: 06:25, 08:00
Arrives: 11:35, 13:20
Journey time: 5:10, 5:20
One-way price: £7, £9

Megabus is running three coaches there and two coaches back between Manchester Chorlton Street and Liverpool Victoria.

Chorlton Street to Victoria
Leaves: 4:30, 6:30, 8:45
Arrives: 08:30, 11:00, 13:00

Journey time: 4:00, 4:30, 4:15
One-way price: £7, £7, £7

Victoria to Chorlton Street
Leaves: 18:00, 23:30
Arrives: 22:35, 03:30
Journey time: 4:35, 4:00
Price: £10, £5

Walk the short journey from Victoria Coach Station to Victoria Tube.
Victoria Coach Station is a five-minute walk to Victoria Tube Station.

Turn onto Buckingham Palace Road, walk up and then turn left onto Eccleston Bridge (see map to the right).

When you get to Victoria Tube, get a one-day off-peak Travelcard covering zones 1-3. It will cost £6.30.

From Victoria, take the District Line 18 stops each to Upton Park. This takes 35 minutes.

Upton Park Tube is a five-minute walk to the ground.

On the way home, reverse the route above. You should make it back to Victoria by about 18:45.

Plane - £73.70 for flights and £17.30 for onward train and tube

There are 10 flights that will get you to the game, but we've only listed the ones that are sensibly priced.

via Gatwick
Leave Manchester: 06:40, 09:00, 12:20

Arrive Gatwick: 07:40, 10:00, 13:20
Airline: BA, BA, BA
One-way price: £43:25, £43.25, £40.75

Gatwick to Upton Park
Gatwick Airport has it's own train station.

Take the train to Victoria. It takes 30 minutes and services run every 10 minutes. An off-peak return costs £11 in advance from National Rail and £23 on the day.

At Victoria, get a one-day Travelcard for Zones 1-4, costing £6.30.

On the Tube,
take the District Line 18 stops east to Upton Park. This takes 35 minutes.

Upton Park Tube is a five-minute walk to the ground.

On the way home, reverse the route above. You should make it back to Victoria by about 18:00 and you should be back at Gatwick by 18:45.

Leave Gatwick: 20:30
Arrive Manchester: 21:25
Airline: BA
One-way price: £36.90

via Heathrow
Leave Manchester: 08:55, 10:55
Arrive Heathrow: 10:05 T1 , 12:05T1
Airline: bmi, bmi
One-way price: £67.40, £36.40

Heathrow to Upton Park
Get a one-day off-peak Travelcard covering zones 1-6. It will cost £7.50.

Take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington. It takes 16 minutes and services run every 10 minutes.

Transfer to the Tube and take the Hammersmith and City Line 18 stops each. It takes 55 minutes and services run every 10 minutes.

On the way home, reverse the route. You should be in Paddington by 18:15 and Heathrow by 18:40.

There are three flights home

Leave Heathrow: 20:15T1, 20:35 T5
Arrive Manchester: 21:25, 21:40
Airline: bmi, BA
One-way price: £38.80, £52.90

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vitty, National Express info slightly off. I'm on 6:25 Chorlton St, Arr London Victoria 11:35. Coming back same day, Dep Victoria 19:00, Arr Chrlton St 23:50. Price £19 return, £12.80 60+. Hope this helps fellow reds.