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Arriving at Old Trafford from City Centre

The fastest way of getting to the stadium is to take a tram from Piccadilly Station. Northern Rail provides some extra train services from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road, direct to Old Trafford Football Ground (South Stand). Please see the public transport section for more information on these services.

Arriving at Old Trafford by Public Transport

National Rail

Manchester Picadilly station [MAN]

The station is located at London Road, Manchester M60 7RA; 3.5 miles from the ground.

It offers the following services:

  • Virgin Trains services to London, via Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe
  • First TransPennine Express services to Leeds, Newcastle, Hull, Middlesbrough, Liverpool, York, Manchester Airport, Sheffield, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • Metrolink services to Etihad Stadium (see below)
  • Northern Rail services to Sheffield, Manchester Airport, and Cheshire
  • CrossCountry Trains to Bournemouth, Birmingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bristol, Exeter and Cardiff
  • East Midlands Trains services to Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham and Norwich

Directions to ground: take the Metrolink westbound towards Old Trafford. Then, follow instructions above.

Manchester Oxford Road station [MCO]

The station is located at Oxford Road, Manchester M1 6FU; 2.7 miles from the ground.

It offers the following services:

  • Northern Rail services to Liverpool, Preston, Wigan and Manchester Airport
  • First TransPennine Express services to Liverpool, Scarborough, Blackpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • East Midlands Trains services to Liverpool, Norwich and Nottingham

Directions to ground: take any eastbound service towards Manchester Piccadilly, before taking the Metrolink to the stadium using the above directions.

Tram/Metrolink

Old Trafford (10 mins’ walk from the ground)

Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines on the platforms by cash or credit/debit card. Lancashire County Cricket Club on Warwick Road will be on your left-hand side as you approach Old Trafford. The walk takes around 10 minutes, from Warwick Road leading onto Sir Matt Busby Way.

Bus

Routes 79, 255, 256, 263, 250 and X50 all connect Old Trafford with Manchester City Centre.

Taxi 

New Moon - 0161 864 1010

Arriving at Old Trafford by Car

Old Trafford on Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/8EHGi

The stadium is served by the following main roads:

  • From North: M60, M61; passing Middlebrook and Farnworth
  • From South: M60, A56; passing Stretford, Sale and Altrincham
  • From East: A57, M67; passing Hyde, Denton and Central Manchester
  • From West: M62, passing Warrington and Sale

From City Centre

Old Trafford lies southwest of central Manchester, a short trip away using the A56 or the A57 and Trafford Road. Fans arriving from the west or south are able to avoid Manchester City Centre on their way to the ground, if desired.

Stadium Area

The stadium lies just south of the Manchester Ship Canal, and is approached by the A5081 (Wharfside Way) from the west, A5063 (Trafford Road) from the north, and A56 (Chester Road) from the south and east. Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground is 5 minutes south of Old Trafford. Sir Matt Busby Way, which leads right up to the stadium, is closed on matchdays.

Planned Roadworks near the stadium this week (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/travel for more):

A34 Greater Manchester - A34 Princess Street in Manchester closed southbound between the Clarence Street junction and the Cooper Street junction, because of major roadworks.

Greater Manchester - Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Higher Cambridge Street in Hulme at the Cavendish Street junction. Expect delays.

A635 Greater Manchester - Speed restriction of 20 mph on A635 Mancunian Way in Manchester between the A6 London Road junction and the B6469 Fairfield Street junction, because of a contraflow and sewer works.

A6042 Greater Manchester - Speed restriction of 20 mph and expected delays on A6042 Trinity Way in both directions in Salford between the B5225 Prince's Bridge junction and the A34 Irwell Street junction, because of major roadworks.

Parking

Trafford Council operates a pay-to-park facility on event days within the Trafford Village area of Trafford Park, close to Old Trafford. The parking charge is £4 in allocated parking bays on-street.

Payment can be made via RingGo using a mobile phone or app on the day of an event. Alternatively, vouchers to park in these bays can be purchased beforehand by telephoning (0161 912 5860). A maximum of 3 vouchers can be purchased at any one time.

Access to car parks E1 & E2 can only be gained via Wharfside Way with the relevant permits. Anyone attempting to access via Chester Road will be directed around the traffic system, which may cause further delays. Where acting upon police instructions, supporters parking on E1 & E2 may be held back after the match and we apologise for any such delays.

There are other council-approved facilities near to the stadium. Caution should be taken when using unapproved parking sites, as some of these are known to breach local authority parking regulations and could result in a ticket being issued, for which the club is not liable.

Old Trafford capacity at start of the Season: 74,994

Built: 1909

Pitch size: 105m x 68m

Stadium address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA

Phone: +44 (0) 161 868 8000

Old Trafford is the largest League ground in England and is one of the most iconic football venues in the world.

The stadium was built next to the Bridgewater Canal in 1910 and, apart from an eight-year gap because of bomb damage sustained during the Second World War, it has been Man Utd's home ever since.

There are plenty of nods to the club's illustrious past at the ground with statues of Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson and the 'Holy Trinity' of Denis Law, Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best located at various points around the stadium that has become known as the 'Theatre of Dreams'.

Old Trafford Stadium Map

Old Trafford Stadium maps