Oldham fan Tom Poole has written a guide to Northampton away for Oldham supporters making the journey down. If you require any further information let us know and we can ask the question!
Trains would be a 2 hour journey to Northampton from Manchester Piccadilly, and anytime after 10am, the cost of this if you’re planning to head back after the game would be £40, however, the last train that arrives back in Manchester the same night leaves Northampton at 22.18, which would be pushing for time to get back to the station as it’s a half hour walk. If you wanted to arrange a cab, I would contact Speedline and preorder on 01908260260 and arrange this before the game. This would make a 7 minute journey back to the train station, depending on matchday traffic.
Alternatively, if you aren’t working the following day, or plan on staying the night in Northampton, they have plenty of hotels near the centre of town for around £70 for 2 adults. The Ibis hotel is located close to the train station, and this is £75 for that night (as of 08 November).
Driving would be a 152 mile trip to get to Sixfields Stadium, taking roughly 2 and half hours. You would exit at Junction 16 of the M1 and it’s around 4 miles before you get to the stadium, most of which is signposted to help you get there. The postcode for the stadium is NN5 5QA should you use SatNav.
There are a number of restaurants and a pub located on the retail park opposite the stadium, however, I am unsure as to whether they allow away fans in before kick off as I know some clubs will do that. However, should you arrive earlier in the day to Northampton, the town centre has lots of places to eat and drink should you need, including a Wetherspoons, a Turtle Bay, as well as several smaller establishments, some of which do homemade food. The smaller places are located on St Giles Street, a 10 minute walk from the train station. While Turtle Bay is on the walk to the town centre, and the Wetherspoons is located in the middle of the town centre on The Ridings.
Just to make you aware for prices in Northampton, a pint of bitter in a Wetherspoons is £2.10, Lager varies from £2.10-£3.19 and cider is £2.10-£3, depending on which drink you’re having.