Bet UK’s Derby County Away Day Guide
Swansea and Derby haven’t faced each other since Swansea’s last stint in the Championship, 7 years ago. That match finished 2-1 in Derby’s favour, thanks to an Ashley Williams own goal and a Steve Davis header. Since then, Swansea have risen to the Premier League whilst Derby have become perennial almost rans. The Rams have finished in the top half for the last 7 years, but have only reached the play off final once.
This season, Derby’s typically old and experienced squad has been interjected with youth in both the management and playing staff. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard joined Derby this summer for his first foray into management, enjoying some success so far this season. Joining Derby on loan this season, Mason Mount, Harry Wilson and Fikayo Tomori have all got game time. Mason Mount has impressed so much that he earned his first call up to the England national team in October.
When is Derby County v Swansea City?
Derby County v Swansea City kicks off at 3:00pm on Saturday 1st December.
How To Get To Pride Park?
Driving to Pride Park from Swansea
If you’re driving to Pride Park, head out of Swansea on the M4, before leaving at exit 24 and joining the A449. Follow the A449 and A40 until you reach the M50 in Herefordshire. Drive along the M50 before joining the M5 at the Strensham Interchange. When the M5 forks, stay left to head onto the M42, following signs for Birmingham Airport. Stay on the M42 until it merges into the A42, which will take you most of the way to Derby. Keep following signs for Derby, until Pride Park eventually becomes signposted.
There is a dedicated away fans parking area at the Derby Conference Centre, which is a 10/15 minute walk away from the ground. It’s only £5 per car, with secure parking, so there aren’t many better options.
Trains from Swansea to Pride Park
Trains from Swansea to Derby run every 1 hour from around 6:30 am, with the latest train leaving Swansea at 9:33 to get you to Derby in plenty of time. On the way back, the latest train that will get you back to Swansea without an overnight stay leaves Derby at 19:39. This will get you back into Swansea Central at 00:03.
The station is just a 10 minute walk away from Pride Park. A new exit at Derby Railway Station has been opened, which leads fans out into the retail park directly next to Pride Park. The stadium is clearly signposted as soon as you exit the station.
Hotels Near Pride Park For Swansea City Fans
There are a few hotels within 1 mile of Pride Park, especially considering the ground’s proximity to the centre of Derby. There is a hotel at the Derby Conference Centre, which also hosts the away day parking, for just over £50 a night, which is the standard price for hotels in the area. The EM Guesthouse and Pentahotel Derby both provide close alternatives for around the same price. Any hotel in the centre of Derby will also be relatively close to Pride Park.
Pubs For Swansea Football Fans Near Pride Park
There aren’t a huge selection of pubs and restaurants around Pride Park with it being in the middle of a retail park. However, for those utilising the Derby Conference Centre’s away fan parking, the Navigation Inn is close by, which welcomes both home and away fans. Pride Park is not too far away from the centre of Derby, so there will be plenty of options available providing you have the time.
Where Next For Swansea City?
Swansea travel away again to face Brentford in their next fixture, on the 8th December. For those travelling down to Brentford, here is Bet UK’s Brentford Away Day Guide.
As part of Bet UK's sponsorship of Swansea City, we have created Away Day Guides for every ground in the Championship, which will be regularly updated in plenty of time for the match. We are also covering all the latest Swansea City News on our online blog, so you can keep up to date with everything happening at the Liberty Stadium. You can also find the latest football betting odds over at Bet UK's online betting.
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