Old Trafford, home of Manchester United is situated on Sir Matt Busby Way.

Boasting a 75,000-capacity, the stadium is one of the biggest and best in the UK.

Forthcoming fixtures and key advice

Soccer Aid at Old Trafford on Sunday 11 June (kick-off at 7.30pm)

  • Tram services to Old Trafford will operate every six minutes pre and post-match on the Altrincham line.
  • A number of stops will be closed in the city centre at various points throughout the day in order to allow for the safe management of crowds:

Exchange Square – between 12pm and approximately 5pm.
Piccadilly Gardens – between 3pm and approximately 5pm.
Market Street – between 3pm and approximately 6pm
Shudehill – between 3pm and approximately 6pm.
Heaton Park – From 9pm until end of service.

  • There is a bespoke shuttle bus for Soccer Aid from the Bridgewater Hall on Lower Moseley Street to Old Trafford and back after the match. For more information on the shuttle bus, please visit our dedicated weekend travel advice webpage.
  • If you intend to drive to the match, we are encouraging customers to travel flexibly, as congestion is expected on the roads around the ground in the run up to the match and across the wider region due to the Parklife festival.

England v North Macedonia at Old Trafford on Monday 19 June (kick-off at 7.45pm)

  • It's the firs time in over 16 years that Old Trafford has staged a men's England international match. As a result we are expecting a large number of fans travelling from outside of Greater Manchester.
  • Rail services are expected to be busier pre and post-match.
  • More congestion is expected around the ground compared to a Manchester United fixture.
  • If it's your first time to Old Trafford, familiarise yourself with the transport options below.

Address and contact details

Old Trafford is located on Sir Matt Busby Way, Trafford, M16 0RA. For sat navs, you can use the postcode M16 0SZ on a non-match day. You can find information about getting to the ground on the Manchester United website.

Got a question about getting to Old Trafford? Tweet us @OfficialTfGM or visit our contact us page for other ways to connect with TfGM.

Congestion on the roads close to Old Trafford will start to build from around 2 hours before each match as fans start to make their way to the ground.

According to data from previous matches, consider adding the additional journey time below, dependent on which direction you are approaching the ground from:

  • If you are travelling from the west side of Manchester, plan an additional 20 minutes into any journey by road.
  • If you are travelling from the east side of Manchester, along the Mancunian Way, expect an additional 15 minutes to your journey.
  • If you are travelling from the south of Manchester via junction 7 of the M60, expect an additional 30 minutes added to your journey along the A56 Chester Road. The quickest route to the official car parks is via Parkway and Wharfside Way (M60 Junction 9).

At the end of the game, there will be road closures in place for supporter safety. Expect delays of up to 50 minutes if travelling in and around Old Trafford.

Match day car parking

Official parking is available at Old Trafford and can be booked online via the Manchester United website.

Please ensure that you are parking responsibly on match days, so that other road users and local residents can also use the highways in and around the ground.

More information about match day parking is available on the Manchester United website.

If you are intending to catch a bus to or from Old Trafford, the following commercial bus services will bring you closest to the ground – 250, 255, 256, 263 and X50.

You can see the nearest stops to the ground with our dedicated map.

Journey times could also be impacted due to the increased levels of traffic, so be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time for your travel.

For more information, you can search your bus service and select your stop on the TfGM website or check with your bus operator before travelling.


Get on board a bus with simple and clear low bus fares.

Adults will pay no more than £2 for a single bus journey, while a £5 1 day AnyBus Adult travelcard will cover unlimited bus travel within the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester until 3.59am the following day.

For more information, you can visit our dedicated webpage.

The ground is also only a short Metrolink ride (20 minutes) from Piccadilly Station in the city centre.

  • From Manchester Piccadilly: Please board an Altrincham tram and get off Old Trafford. For tram services, just take the stairs down from the main concourse area at Piccadilly Station.
  • From Victoria: Please board an Altrincham tram and get off Old Trafford.
  • From Oxford Road: Please board an Altrincham tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Old Trafford.

Please note that on some maps of the area, it depicts an Old Trafford train station. This is no longer in use, but the nearby Old Trafford Metrolink stop provides links to all corners of Greater Manchester. Please see the information above for details.

Remember to plan your journey in advance of your trip by checking with your operator or on the National Rail website.

With a network of cycle lanes around the stadium, beat the queues and make cycling your top choice for getting to and from the match.

Cycle parking

No need to wonder whether there will be somewhere safe to park your bike, as Old Trafford provide free cycle racks at the following car parks:

  • N2 (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand)
  • E2 (East Stand)
  • W2 (West Stand)

To secure your bike, make sure you take your own bike lock with you.

Please ensure that you use the bike racks provided, as locking your bike up at an unauthorised location around the ground may result in your bike being removed. For more information, please visit the Manchester United website.

If you're cycling to the ground via MediaCityUK, this is where TfGM's nearest Cycle Hub is located. Providing safe cycle parking with CCTV in operation, more information on how to use a cycle hub can be found on the Bee Active website.

Cycle hire

Greater Manchester now offers the option to hire bikes. Through the Beryl app, you can locate and unlock your bike, get from A to B, then safely lock your hired bike up again - easy! To find out more about Manchester's cycle hire scheme that operates in the Old Trafford area, visit our dedicated cycle hire information.

Cycle maps

You can find TfGM's own map of cycle routes within the Trafford area on our website or you can visit the TfGM journey planner to find out your bespoke route to the match via Greater Manchester's cycle network.

Whether you decide to walk for a full or partial journey, you can beat the queues, see more of your city and make a positive choice for the environment by walking to Old Trafford.

Visit the Bee Active website and see what's within a 15-minute walk of Old Trafford - including tram stops for those that would like to combine walking with Metrolink travel. Just type the postcode 'M16 0RA' for Old Trafford so that you may consider making a change to your match day travel.

In Greater Manchester, we want everyone to travel safely and easily. We have a variety of accessibility guides suited to your journey on our accessibility hub and some key information for travelling by Metrolink and bus below.

Accessibility on Metrolink

Metrolink is a modern system with a range of accessibility features. All Metrolink trams and tram stops are accessible for wheelchair users.

Every tram stop has:

  • A ramp, lift, or escalator - for the latest service updates for lifts and escalators at your stop, visit our dedicated webpage.
  • Step-free access for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs
  • CCTV and emergency call-points
  • platforms with tactile edges for visually impaired passengers.

Every tram has:

  • An area for people who use wheelchairs
  • Space for pushchairs
  • Seats marked for people who have trouble standing
  • Emergency call points.

For further information on the accessibility of Metrolink, please visit the accessibility hub.

Accessibility on the bus

Many buses have ramps and can accommodate wheelchairs. Some new buses also have display screens, route numbers, destination displays and audio-visual ‘next stop’ announcements.

A lot of bus operators have low floor buses to make it easier for people who use wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and those with small children and pushchairs.

For further information, visit our accessibility hub and select your bus operator for their accessibility policies.