Exiles on the Road | Tranmere Rovers Away Day Guide

After last weekend’s FA Cup action, we return to the League this weekend as we make the trip North to Tranmere Rovers. This is the first of two away games in four days, and with the roads getting busier and Christmas getting closer, planning ahead is essential for an easy day. This away day guide will tell you everything you need to know about Saturday’s trip to Tranmere.

Where is Prenton Park Stadium? 

Prenton Park is located at: 

Prenton Rd W, 


Tranmere Rovers

CH42 9PY

Where will Newport fans be during the game? 

Visiting supports at Tranmere are located in the Summit Scaffolding Cowshed stand. This is located behind the goal, seating around 2,000 fans. 

How do I get to Prenton Park Stadium? 

After our trip to Morecambe two weeks ago, Saturday’s game with Tranmere presents Newport fans with another long journey. The following are the best ways to get to Prenton Park: 


Prenton Park is around 191 miles away from Rodney Parade. This means Saturday’s trip is going to be just 400 miles there and back. This journey should take around three and a half hours, but with Christmas markets taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool, there is a strong chance you will hit heavy traffic. 

Fans should also be conscious of the weather, with extreme snow covering large parts of the Midlands and the North this week.


Tranmere is one of the most difficult grounds in League Two to reach by train. The nearest station to Prenton Park is Rock Ferry, and to reach this, fans will need to get to Liverpool or Chester and then take the Merseyside Rail trains to get there. 

The easiest route there this Saturday is to take the 09:37 from Newport to Chester. You can then change and get the 12:27 from Chester to Rock Ferry. This will get you to the station at 12:57. It is then around 30 minutes to Prenton Park. 

Alternatively, you can head to Liverpool Lime Street and make your way from there to Rock Ferry. However, this is longer from Newport and involves more changes. 

Whichever route you decide to take, we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to ensure you can make your connections. 


With the roads looking busy and train options looking stressful, the best way to get to Tranmere this weekend is by taking one of the official supporters' coaches arranged by the NCAFC Supporter’s Club. 

Can I park near the stadium? 

Prenton Park is one of the few clubs in League Two to offer matchday parking. However, fans will need to book in advance, and there are limited spaces. The cost is £5 per car or £10 per mini-bus. 

Fans should contact: 03330 144 452 or tickets@tranmererovers.co.uk

Alternatively, there is limited street parking available near the stadium, but fans will need to be vigilant for parking notices and restrictions. 

How far is the train station to Tranmere Rovers FC? 

As we have mentioned, Prenton Park is not particularly well located if you are arriving on the train. The nearest station is Rock Ferry, which is around a 30-minute walk from the ground. Alternatively, you can take the number 38 bus towards West Kirby from Kings Lane and get off four stops later at Stuart Road, which is around five minutes from the ground. 

Where to eat and drink locally

Tranmere Rovers serves up some excellent match-day food and drink options for away fans. The Platinum Lounge facility is the club’s hospitality offering and is open for both home and away fans. This has to be booked in advance. 

There is a fan park at the stadium that is open to fans outside the Main Stand. There is a large bar and several popular food outlets. They also show live football in the build-up to the match. 

There are also several outlets near the stadium if you want to explore. The Mersey Clipper, which is located close to the stadium, is extremely popular, but you might need to book in advance. 

Last time out

Our last trip to Birkenhead took place in March this year, and it was a memorable one for Newport fans. Aaron Wildig got the party started in the 23rd minute, breaking into the box to fire past Joe Murphy in the Tranmere goal. 

Wildig’s free-kick just four minutes later would cause chaos in the Tranmere box, allowing Charlie McNeill to double our lead with a simple finish. 

The ever-reliable Wildig was involved once again for our third, playing through Calum Kavanagh, who slotted past Murphy to make it 3-0. 

The hosts would deny us a clean sheet in stoppage time when Regan Hendry fired past Joe Day, but we still left with all three points comfortably wrapped up.

How much are tickets for Tranmere Rovers vs Newport County? 

Tickets for our trip to Tranmere Rovers are priced as follows: 

Age Category Price
Under 12 £5
Under 18 £9
Young Person 18-22 £16
Adult £23
Senior 65+ £18

You can purchase tickets for the game HERE

Tickets will be available to purchase at Prenton Park on gameday.