Un-fare? Toon Army spends more on train travel than any other set of Premier League fans

Un-fare? Toon Army spends more on train travel than any other set of Premier League fans

Newcastle United fans shell out more than any other group of Premier League supporters on train tickets following their team across the country.

The Toon Army top the table for the cost of away day travel – spending more than twice as much over the course of a season than fans of some other clubs, research shows.

The figures reveal United fans can spend as much as £1549.60 on train fares to attend all 19 away fixtures in the Premier League.

That covers a staggering 3,749 rail network miles – and that is not even including cup ties.

The research was carried out by price comparison site ticketclever.com, who say Newcastle fans could save £595.50 over the course of a season – if they shop around for their tickets.

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Jeremy Acklam, ticketclever CEO and founder, said: “Following a club can be expensive nowadays but there are savings to be made on travel.

“Our research shows there are big savings to be had for fans who use trains to get to away games if they buy through ticketclever.com rather than on the day of travel at the station.

“By simply booking online or through their mobile and taking advantage of lower price fares revealed by ticketclever, fans can save substantial amounts over the course of the season.”

The research reveals fans of midlands team West Bromwich Albion can spend the least on rail travel, with up to £718.80 getting them to all 19 Premier League grounds.

London clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham sit firmly in mid-table.

Bournemouth, on the south coast, closely follow Newcastle, with fans paying up to £1,234.60 to get themselves around the grounds.