Exiles on the Road | AFC Wimbledon Away Day Guide

This Saturday, we make the long trip to London to take on Johnnie Jackson’s AFC Wimbledon. The game will be only our second league trip to Plough Lane, and for many Exiles, it will be their first trip. To help you prepare for the game, we have compiled the following guide to make sure Saturday’s journey is as easy as possible.

Where is Plough Lane? 

Plough Lane is located at: 

Plough Lane, 


SW17 0NR

Where will Newport fans be during the game? 

Travelling Exiles will be seated in the Cherry Red Records Stand.

How do I get to Plough Lane? 

Newport fans have several options for getting to AFC Wimbledon this weekend. The following are going to be the best ways: 


Plough Lane, also known as the Cherry Red Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is around 140 miles away from Rodney Parade. Depending on traffic, this journey may take between two and a half to three hours. Given its location in South West London, we would recommend hitting the road to give yourself plenty of time to avoid traffic. 


Fans can take direct trains to London Paddington from Newport but will then need to make their way to Plough Lane from there. 

There are several ways you can do this. You will need to take the district line from Paddington to Wimbledon Park, and then either walk to the stadium, which will take around 20 minutes, or go to Southfields and take the 493 bus in the direction of Tooting Graveney, jumping off at Wimbledon Station. 

Your journey time from arriving at Paddington to Plough Lane will be around an hour, so you should factor this in when considering which train to take. The best option would be the 10:32, which arrives at Paddington at 12:14. Alternatively, you could take the 10:44 towards Portsmouth Harbour, jump off at Bristol Temple Meads and get on the 11:30 towards Paddington, arriving at 13:05. 


Getting around London can be difficult at the best of times, let alone on a Saturday afternoon. Why not avoid the stress of the tube and take one of the coaches organised by the NCAFC Supporter’s Club?

Can I park near the stadium? 

Parking around Plough Lane is extremely limited on match-days. AFC Wimbledon’s official guide recommends fans take public transport to the game. There also additional matchday parking restrictions put in place in Wandsworth. 

How far is the train station to AFC Wimbledon? 

As we’ve already mentioned, Exiles taking the train directly from Newport to London will arrive at London Paddington. From here, they can take the District Line to Wimbledon Park and then walk to Plough Lane. This will take around 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, you can head to Southfields and take the 493 bus to WImbledon Station (Stop SL). 

If you are heading into London from a different direction, then Earlsfield Station (trains to Waterloo and the South West), Haydons Road (Thameslink and Southern trains to the South Coast, Central London and Hertfordshire) and Tooting Broadway (Tube Northern Line) are all within walking distance of Plough Lane. 


Where to eat and drink locally

Away-friendly pubs are few and far between around Plough Lane. However, AFC Wimbledon does offer fantastic food and drink services in and around the stadium.

Fans who arrive to the stadium near Earslfield Station will have a number of pubs they can choose from. The Earsfield, The Halfway House, and the Wandle have all been known to welcome away fans in the past. 

If you arrive in London with enough time, you may have time to explore some of the other local areas. Tooting Market is an excellent spot that is around a 25 minute walk from the stadium. 

Last time out

Our last clash with Wimbledon was in September this season, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw at Rodney Parade. The visitors took a two-goal lead after 30 minutes, with James Tilley grabbing a brace. 

Will Evans tapped one home for us before half-time, before Omar Bogle completed our comeback in the 55th minute with a delightful chip, ensuring the points were shared. 

You can watch the match highlights by clicking HERE.

How much are tickets for AFC WImbledon vs Newport County? 

Prices for our clash with AFC Wimbledon are as follows:

Age Category  Price
Adult £25
Over 65 £17
Student £17
Under 17 £1

Secure your tickets HERE.