AWAY DAYS: Oxford United travel information

9th January 2016

Oxford United v Swansea City
Sunday, January 10 (12pm kick-off)

Address: Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP
Telephone: 01865 337500

What's it like? Away fans are in the North stand of the three-sided stadium; the stand is shared with home supporters. The facilities in the ground are excellent - as is the view of the pitch - there's plenty of leg room.

Pubs and grub - There aren't many pubs or eateries around the ground. There's a Holiday Inn Express on the corner behind the Oxford Mail and South Stand which has a big bar with Sky TV and is welcoming to football fans. Next to the stadium, 'The Ozone' is a cinema/ bowling complex with 'Oxy Oriental' - an Oriental buffet restaurant.
A small pub, 'The George Inn' (OX4 4PU) is a ten-minute walk away in Littlemore. It has Sky TV and serves pies and sausage rolls. You should be able to leave your car in the car park and walk to the stadium.
Another traditional pub - a 15-20 minute-walk from the stadium in Sandford-on-Thames - is the 'Catherine Wheel' (OX4 4YP). It offers local real ales and cider, plus hot food snacks on matchdays. Alternatively head into the town centre or stop en-route.

Parking and trains - The stadium is well sign-posted from the main routes into Oxford - look for brown football signs. There are 1,600 free car parking spaces at the stadium, but get there two hours before the game as there's no street parking around the stadium.
At the stadium, ignore the first car park entrance and go up to the second entrance as the first will have you parking at the open end. There is a roundabout by the second entrance which will take you back to the first entrance if the top half is full. Expect delays getting out of the car park after the game.
There are 400 free car park spaces available at the Ozone complex.

By train and bus - Oxford railway station is four miles from the ground. Bus number 5 runs from Oxford station (bus stop R2) to the ground. Journey time can be over 45 minutes so allow plenty of time.
Buses run the return trip after the final whistle, while taxis could be priced about £15.
There are no trains from Swansea that will get you to Oxford before midday. The return trip sees trains leaving at 3.05pm, 4.05pm, 5.05pm, 6.05pm, 7.05pm and 8.05pm. The journey is expected to take three-and-a-half hours.