Away days: Aston Villa

15th October 2018
Club

As the Swans get set to face Aston Villa on Saturday, we bring you a fan's guide to Villa Park to improve your matchday experience.

Aston Villa v Swans

Saturday, October 20 (3pm)

Address: Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, BS6 6HE

Website: avfc.co.uk

SEAT ALLOCATION

Just under 3,000 away supporters are housed in both tiers of the Doug Ellis Stand towards the north end of the stadium, where there is normally a good atmosphere. Food on offer includes a selection of pies, as well as burgers, hot dogs, sausage rolls and chips.Please note, no alcohol is available in the Upper Tier. 

PARKING

Street parking is available around Aston Railway Station, while it will cost £5 to leave your vehicle at Ruskin Hall Social Club – a 10-minute walk from Villa Park. You can park for free at the StarCity leisure complex, although it is around one-and-a-half miles away and will take around 30 minutes to walk to the stadium. It is best to avoid the Witton roundabout area as a residents-only parking scheme is in place there.

BY TRAIN

From Swansea, the journey to Birmingham New Street takes between three and three-and-a-half hours on average.

You can take the 15-minute connection to either Aston or Witton – both of which are less than a mile away from the ground – although Witton is closer to the away end.

Trains leave Swansea at 7.24am, 7.57am, 8.20am and 9.33am. Return journeys depart at 17 minutes past the hour between 5pm and 8pm, while there is also one at 6.47pm.

WHAT’S ON?

Motown The Musical at the New Alexandra Theatre – October 19 and 20

Tom Odell at the 02 Academy – October 21

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment at the Barclaycard Arena – All weekend

NEARBY PUBS

The Witton Arms (B6 6SN) – 0.2 miles from Villa Park

Yew Tree (B6 7AS) – 0.6 miles

Bartons Arms (B6 4UP) – 1.8 miles

NEARBY HOTELS

Hotel Campanile (B6 4BE) – 1.1 mile from Villa Park

Holiday Inn Express Star City (B7 5SB) – 1.2 miles

Bloc Hotel (B3 1UG) – 1.8 miles

Clayton Hotel (B5 5JE) – 1.9 miles

Hampton by Hilton (B15 1SU) – 2.6 miles

ATTRACTIONS

Drayton Manor Park

The Bull Ring Shopping Centre

National Sea Life Centre

Cadbury World

For further information please click on the links below.