Travelling Jacks – Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town v Swansea City on Saturday 15 January 2022 at 3:00

Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 266 miles ~ 4 hour 30 minutes.

Address: John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield. HD1 6PX
Telephone No: 01484 960 600
Website: www.htafc.com

Swansea City fans travelling to the game are advised that they must adhere to the home club’s Code of Conduct and all Covid-19 Government guidelines in England.

John Smith's Stadium - Huddersfield Town

What’s the John Smith’s Stadium Like

Up to 4,000 Swans fans are behind the goal in the newly named AbZorb Stand, with good facilities and views of the pitch.

At the ground you can buy the standard pies and pasties along with John Smith’s, Fosters, Strongbow dark fruits, red or white wine for those who like a drink on their away day.

Huddersfield fans are a great bunch, and there should be no problem mixing with them.

Visiting Huddersfield

The market town of Huddersfield in west Yorkshire is well known for its role in the Industrial Revolution but for sports fans, it is probably best known as the the birthplace of rugby league.

If you’re planning on making an overnight stay of it, which you’ll need to do if taking a train for this evening kick-off, then Huddersfield has a Premier Inn and a Travelodge not too from the ground, as well as some other great independent hotels.

What’s on in Huddersfield

Huddersfield has Whistlestop Valley (HD8 9XJ) a Light Railway with regular events going on.

The Scaramanga Six are at The Parish (HD1 2SP) on the Friday, on-line tickets are £6.44.

Saturday, it’s The Killermeters & Klammer, on-line tickets are £10.60.

Walter Trout is at The Picturedrome (HD9 7DA) on the Friday, tickets are £28 and on Saturday, The Smiths Ltd plus Special Guest DJ Trafford Park are there, tickets cost £15.

Eating and Drinking in Huddersfield

At the stadium the entertainment complex has Rope Walk (HD1 6PG), The Gas Club (HD1 6NA, 0.4 miles away) where entry is £2 and the car park is £6.

After the game its home fans only. Turnbridge Working Mens Club (HD1 6SB, 0.8 miles), parking is £3.

Near the train station is The Head of Steam (HD1 1JB) and The King’s Head (HD1 1JF), which is in the train station – with both being a mile away from the ground.

Often some pubs, are home fans only; including The Cherry Tree (HD1 1BA), which is a Wetherspoons in the town centre approximately 1.3 miles away. You could also try The Peacock Inn (HD2 1XL, 0.7 miles).

Parking near the John Smith’s Stadium

There’s a big car park at the ground for £6 and there are other car parks near the ground for approximately £5.

If you don’t fancy parking at either of those options then there are private car parking spaces near the John Smith’s Stadium, which you can reserve from just £2.00 for the day.

Buses to Huddersfield

Swansea City and National Express have reached an agreement to provide a service specifically for the travelling Jacks journeying to cheer on the Swans.

There will be a minimum of two coaches – with one of the coaches being designated specifically for families and supporters who prefer a quieter journey.

Supporters who would like to purchase travel for the quieter service should select the coach which departs one minute later than the first coach.

  • Normal service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.
  • Family service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.

After departing the Swansea dot com Stadium, there will be additional pick up points in Briton Ferry (McDonald’s) and Port Talbot.

Fans can purchase return coach tickets for the game online from National Express.

Tickets will be sent via email/e-ticket to fans directly from National Express, and will need to be shown to the driver before boarding. 

All coaches are fully accessible, with toilet provisions available on board. All coaches will depart and return to the Swansea.com Stadium, with two stops along the way.

Fans should be aware that buses will not depart until after the fixture has finished.

Trains to Huddersfield

The station is a mile away from the ground and can be walked in around 15 minutes.

Train leave Swansea at 06:49 and 07:47 for the 5.5-hour journey.

Trains back are at 17:25 and 18:28 and get into Swansea High Street at 23:07 and 00:39.

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!