Getting here

Getting here

Directions to Manchester & Trafford's host venues

Traveling to Matches in Trafford and Manchester

Manchester Old Trafford  

Car, Bike or Taxi 
If you are travelling to the stadium by car on matchday, you can use the post code M16 0RA, 

To book Official Car Parking, visit

Matchday: 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 will cause further delays. Where acting upon Police instructions, supporters parking on E1 & E2 may be held back after the game.
Follow the directions given by our Stewards
On car parks with marked bays, please park between the lines
Do not park in any hatched or restricted areas
Adhere to our car park speed limit of 10 mph
Allow yourself additional time for searches and ticket checks if you are parking on match days
Please be patient and expect delays to your entry or exit at busy periods
Be aware of pedestrians and cyclists

Travelling by Bike
If you are travelling to Old Trafford by bicycle, there are free cycle racks located at the following car parks:
N2 (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand)
E2 (East Stand)
W2 (West Stand) 
Please note, you will need to use your own bike lock
Bicycles must not be secured in any other areas across the stadium site at any time. Bicycles secured outside of authorised cycle racks will be promptly removed, which may result in damage for which the club will not be held liable.

Public Transport
You can also get to Old Trafford by Bus, Train or the Metro Link Tram Service.
Closest Metro Link Tram stations to Old Trafford 
Old Trafford station is situated within a five-minute walk of the ground. This station is accessible for wheelchair users.
The Trafford Park line is now open, with the new stops at the Imperial War Museum and Wharfside being just a short walk to the ground. 

Academy Stadium 

Car and Taxi

Stadium Address
Academy Stadium, 
Etihad Campus
North Gate, 
400 Ashton New Road
M11 4TQ

There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 30-minutes to walk to the Academy Stadium from the city centre.

There are bus stops adjacent to the stadium. The stop is the Asda superstore opposite the North Gate entrance. 


Runs from the city centre including. Manchester Piccadilly station to the Velopark stop and on towards Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly Station takes 12-minutes.

Park & Ride
Journeys to the stadium are really easy from the many Park & Ride sites on the Metrolink network. Parking is free for Metrolink passengers. For those travelling from the East or North, there are two large Park & Ride car parks located at Ashton West and Ashton Moss.
The journey time to the stadium is approximately 25-minutes. 

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