Arsenal (a)  Saturday 2nd January 3.00pm

A rare Saturday 3 o'clock at The Emirates! Below are some train times from Leeds, with fares as at 21/10:
 Leeds 0805 0840 0905 0940 1005    Kings Cross 1735 1803 1835 1904
 Wakefield W 0818 0854 0918 0953 1018    Wakefield W 1935 2006 2032 2104
 Kings Cross 1030 1053 1136 1151 1228    Leeds 1950 2022 2047 2121
 Single fare 30.85* 22.50* 22.50* 22.50* 22.50*    Single fare 22.50* 22.50* 22.50* 30.85*
 * If bought at, otherwise costs more

Fares from Leeds and Wakefield:

From 60.75

 Advance Singles


 Super Off Peak Return

Fares from Sheffield:

From 54.50**

 Advance Singles


 Super Off Peak Return
 ** You can sometimes get a big discount on Advance Singles by booking at Megatrain (up to 45 days in advance)


1. Railcard holders can normally get one third off the above prices.
2. Groups of three or more can get approx 27% off East Coast Advance Singles fares if booked at
If you don't mind spending most of the day on a coach you can get there and back for as little as 20 from Leeds with National Express.

The ground is easy to get to from Kings Cross - the nearest tube station is Arsenal, which is only three stops on the Piccadilly line. The cheapest way of doing it though is with an Oyster Card or contactless credit/debit card, which is 2.30 each way. Otherwise it's 4.80 each way, which is a ridiculous amount considering that it's only a couple of miles. Getting back into Arsenal station after the game can be really bad, and you'll probably be better off continuing walking to Finsbury Park station. Alternatively, particularly considering where the away section is, head for Highbury & Islington on the Victoria line. Note that Holloway Road tube station doesn't open on match days. A further option is to walk to Caledonian Road and jump on one of the frequent buses. Or you could even just keep on walking down Caledonian Road all the way back to Kings Cross! This would take you around 30 minutes once you've got clear of the congestion around the ground. There are very comprehensive instructions on getting to/from the Emirates on the official Arsenal web site (see below).

The traditional away pub, the Drayton Park, just happens to be the nearest pub to the ground! However, as you'd expect it gets very busy, and it's nothing special in the first place. You might therefore want to consider the alternatives. If down on the train then you could have a few pints around Kings Cross and then catch a late tube up to the ground. If so then the curiously popular Dolphin is an obvious option. There are though plenty of better options - check out the Kings Cross pub map below. If you prefer to drink somewhere basically in the vicinity of the ground then my recommendations are:
- Hen and Chickens (Victoria line to Highbury and Islington)
- The George; off Holloway Road, and reasonably close to the ground
- Bank of Friendship or Kings Head, both of which are not far from the old ground
All the above get good write-ups as pubs (as opposed to match day pubs), and all are marked on the Emirates pub map below. The same map also shows a few more pub options around the ground.

For more info on getting there, pubs, etc check out:
Football Ground Guide
Emirates pub map
Kings Cross pub map
Official Arsenal site
London Transport