Now that the Euros are over, we can finally concentrate on the important things of life again: Premier League Football. After a lot of sensational transfers including José Mourinho’s latest squad additions Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, Premier League finally kicked off last weekend. And with champion Leicester defeated by a seemingly weakened Hull side and Klopp’s Liverpool beating Arsenal 4-3 at the Emirates, it already promises to be one heck of a season.
Premier League Live: How to get to the UK’s football stadiums by coach?
If you want to be there when Mourinho finally faces Guardiola in a Manchester derby or when record goal scorer Jamie Vardy takes on the new season, then you might have to spend quite a lot of money on the tickets – but not on the journey! Thanks to the likes of National Express and megabus you can easily reach every Premier League venue by coach without having to break the bank. So pick a good match and book your coach ticket! We tell you how to reach all of the Premier League venues for little money.
- Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 54,167
- Team: Liverpool F.C.
For the first seven years after its official opening in 1884, Anfield was the home ground of Everton. Following a dispute with the club’s president however, Anfield became the home of Liverpool F.C., which has made the stadium one of the most famous ones in the UK. One of the main features of the stadium is Shankly Gate, which is decorated with the fans’ slogan “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Anfield is about 5 miles away from Liverpool One Bus Station. Once you get there by coach, you can take the bus line 27, which will take you to the stadium within 19 minutes.
- Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 27,902
- Team: Stoke City
The bet365 in Stoke-on-Trent was formerly known as Britannia Stadium and is the home of Stoke City. It was built in 1997 with the most striking feature of the stadium not being visible to the eye: club legend Sir Stanley Matthews’ ashes are buried right beneath the centre circle. When you take a coach to Stoke-on-Trent you’ll get off at 17 Birch Terrace. From there it’s just a short walk to Hanley, from where you can take bus number 14 to the stadium. The journey will take about 21 minutes.
- Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 39,572
- Team: Everton F.C.
Everton F.C. used to play at Anfield before a dispute with the club owner led to them having to find a new home ground. The club then decided to build its own stadium, which was named after the road it was on. However, fans also refer to Goodison Park simply as “Goodison” or as “The Grand Old Lady”, a term coined by a sports journalist in 1999. The stadium is located about 3 kilometres away from Liverpool city centre. From Liverpool One Bus Station you can take bus 26 to Mansfield Street and then hop on bus 345 to Arundel Street, from where it’s only a short walk to Goodison Park.
- West Park, Hull HU3 6HU, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 25,400
- Team: Hull City A.F.C.
The KCOM Stadium is the home of Hull City A.F.C., also known as the Tigers. The bowl-shaped football ground was built and opened in 2002 and replaced Hull City’s former home stadium Boothferry Park. When your bus arrives at Hull Ferensway, you only need to walk a few metres to Midland Street, from where you can get a number of different buses to the stadium.
King Power Stadium
- Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 32,312
- Team: Leicester F.C.
The King Power Stadium was opened in 2002 by Leicester legend Gary Lineker. The stadium is home to the current Premier League champions Leicester F.C., who managed to play an impressive season only two years after they were promoted to the Premier League following a ten-year absence. The stadium is about 2.7 kilometres away from St. Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester’s city centre.
- Landore, Swansea SA1 2FA, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 21,088
- Team: Swansea City
Liberty Stadium is the home of Swansea City and was the Premier League’s first stadium on Welsh soil. It was opened in 2005 and offers space for 21,088 supporters. However, since Swansea games are frequently sold out, there’s talks about an expansion of the stadium. Most buses in Swansea stop at the central bus station on West Way. From there it’s only a short walk to the P&R, from where you can get bus 501 to the stadium.
- Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 75,635
- Team: Manchester United
Old Trafford is one of the UK’s most well-known stadiums. Bobby Charlton once famously nicknamed it the “Theatre of Dreams”. With a capacity of about 75,000, Old Trafford is the largest stadium of any football team in the UK. All in all, it’s the UK’s second largest football stadium after Wembley. Old Trafford has been the home of Manchester United for more than 100 years. If you want to see ManU play, you can take a coach to Manchester Coach Station, from where you can walk to Portland Street/Chinatown. Then take the 256 bus to Chester Road/Nuttall Street.
- Middlesbrough TS3 6RS, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 33,746
- Team: Middlesbrough F.C.
Riverside Stadium is the home of Middlesbrough F.C.. It had to be built when – in the wake of Hillsborough – all UK stadiums had to become all-seaters and it was concluded that the old Ayresome Park did not meet the conditions for expansion. The stadium was renovated in 2016 following Middlesbrough’s promotion to the Premier League. Your coach to Middlesbrough will arrive at Middlesbrough Bus Station. You can then take a 39 bus to Cineworld, from where it’s just a short walk to the stadium.
- Whitehorse Ln, London SE25 6PU, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 26,255
- Team: Crystal Palace F.C.
Selhurst Park is located in the south of London. The stadium, which was opened in 1924 and renovated for the last time in 2014, is the home of Crystal Palace Football Club. Like many other English football stadia, it consists of four individual stands. From London Victoria, where your coach drops you off, you can take a Southern Train to Thornton Heath, from where you can walk to Selhurst Park. Trains leave Victoria roughly about every 10 minutes.
- Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 60,432
- Team: Arsenal F.C.
Arsenal left their former home ground Highbury in 2006 and relocated to the newly constructed Emirates Stadium. The arena is a state-of-the-art football stadium and radically breaks with English conventions as its design is focused to a large degree on spectator experience instead of practicality. After the relocation, fans demanded the “Arsenalisation” of the new home ground, which led to shrines and murals being created in order to not only transfer the club itself but also the spirit of Arsenal. The Emirates Stadium is easy to reach by London transport. Simply get the tube to either Arsenal (for the north entrance) or to Highbury & Islington (for the south entrance).
St. Mary’s Stadium
- Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 32,505
- Team: Southampton F.C.
The opening of St. Mary’s Stadium in 2001 was regarded a homecoming for Southampton F.C. as the club was originally formed by members of the eponymous and nearby church. While football matches are the stadium’s main purpose, other events held at St. Mary’s include movie premieres and high school proms. Once you arrive at Southampton Bus Station, you can walk to Civic Centre, from where bus line X10 takes you to Britannia Road. Alternatively, you can also walk from the coach station to St. Mary’s Stadium, which will take about 20 minutes.
Stadium of Light
- Sunderland SR5 1SU
- Capacity: 49,000
- Team: Sunderland A.F.C.
With nearly 50,000 seats, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light is also nicknamed the “Wembley of the North”. The original name, however, has a binary meaning: while it pays tribute to the efforts of local mine-workers in the past, it also wants to be understood as a sign of hope for the future. When you arrive at Park Lane Bus Interchange, you can take the Green Line from Park Lane to St. Peters to reach the stadium. On special occasions National Express also offers services, which stop directly at the Stadium of Light.
Cheap coach connections to Sunderland:
Bus from Liverpool to Sunderland, National Express, from £10
- Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 41,663
- Team: Chelsea F.C.
Stamford Bridge is located in Fulham, London, and the home of Chelsea Football Club. The stadium opened in 1877 and has undergone several phases of renovation and reconstruction. Due to Chelsea’s international popularity, there’s plans to expand the stadium’s capacity to 60,000. Bus line 11 takes you directly from London Victoria to Chelsea Football Club. Alternatively, you can take a District Line train from Victoria to Fulham Broadway.
City of Manchester Stadium
- Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 55,097
- Team: Manchester City F.C.
The City of Manchester Stadium is also known as the Etihad Stadium and was originally constructed to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Only one year later, the football club ManCity moved to the newly built arena, whose most iconic feature is its sweeping roof. Once you arrive at Manchester Coach Station, you can take line F from Piccadilly Gardens to Velopark.
- Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B71 4LF, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 26,850
- Team: West Bromwich Albion
The Hawthorns was the first stadium built in the 20th century and has served as the home of the football club West Bromwich Albion for more than a hundred years. The unusual name derives from the hawthorn bushes, which covered the area on which the stadium was to be constructed. There’s no direct bus to West Bromwich, but you can take one to nearby Birmingham. There’s a direct train connection between Birmingham Moor Street and The Hawthorns.
- Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 21,401
- Team: Burnley F.C.
The football club Burnley has played at Turf Moor since 1883. In its long history, the stadium has seen many phases of renovation and reconstruction, of which the most radical took place after WWII, when all of the four stands were fully rebuilt. Turf Moor is located to the east of the city’s town centre. Taking the coach to get to a Burnley game is a very convenient option as the city’s bus station is only a 7-minute walk away from the stadium.
London Stadium / Olympic Stadium London
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 60,000
- Team: West Ham United F.C.
The London Stadium was originally built for the London 2012 Olympic summer games. In 2010, the lights of the stadium were switched on for the first time by former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron. After the games were over, a new purpose had to be found and the football club West Ham United won the bid. The club was granted a 99-year tenancy and the stadium was slightly renovated in order to reflect the club’s identity. The London Stadium is located in Stratford, which is a stop on the Central Line.
- Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 23,370
- Team: Watford F.C.
Vicarage Road has been the home of Watford since 1922. After the club got into financial trouble and lost the stadium, donations by fans and former owner Sir Elton John enabled them to repurchase it in 2004. Ten years later, the Sir Elton John stand was officially opened. When you take a bus to Watford, it will drop you off at Watford Junction Railway Station, from where you can get a train to Brightwell Road.
Vitality Stadium at Dean Court
- King’s Park Dr, Bournemouth BH7 7AF, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 11,464
- Team: A.F.C. Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium at Dean Court is the home of Bournemouth football club. The stadium is the smallest Premier League venue being the only one not able to fit 20,000 spectators. However, there’s talks about expanding Vitality Stadium should Bournemouth continue playing successful Premier League football. Once the coach drops you off at Bournemouth coach station you can catch a train to Pokesdown, which is the stop closest to the stadium. If you don’t mind walking, you can also reach the stadium within about 30 minutes.
White Hart Lane
- 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0AP, United Kingdom
- Capacity: 36,284
- Team: Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
White Hart Lane is located in the north of London and is the home of Tottenham Hotspur. There’s plans for the stadium to be full rebuilt with a capacity of over 60,000 making it the largest football club stadium in the British capital. The new Tottenham stadium will be designed by Populous, who already created Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium. If you want to get to London by coach, you’ll most likely arrive at Victoria Coach Station. From there it’s a short walk up the road to Victoria Underground Station, where you can take a Victoria Line train to Seven Sisters. You can then catch a bus to the stadium or simply walk up the High Road to White Hart Lane.