Skip to main content
Powered by Transport for Greater Manchester

The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City - the Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions - is situated on the Etihad Campus.

Boasting a 55,000-capacity, the stadium is one of the biggest and best in the UK.


Upcoming fixtures and key advice

  • Manchester City v Wolves - Saturday 4 May at 5.30pm

Match Day Bus Network

Great news for home supporters living in Bury - Match Day bus 16 has now been extended to start and end at Bury Interchange. For more information, please visit the dedicated webpage linked in the section below.


Tram

In order to safely manage crowds post-match, Holt Town, Velopark and Clayton Hall (towards the city centre) stops will be closed.

You can still get on the tram at the Etihad Campus stop, and Clayton Hall (towards Ashton) will remain open.


Highways

North Road, Droylsden will be closed until Friday 24 May on either side of the junction with Edge Lane, due to the installation of pedestrian facilities at the signalised junction. If you are travelling along Ashton New Road, please allow additional time for travel.




Address and contact details

The Etihad Stadium is located on Etihad Campus, a short distance from the centre of Manchester. The venue's address is:

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Campus
Manchester
M11 3FF

The venue is encouraging fans to travel as sustainably as possible and it is accessible by foot via the designated step-free walking route, bike, tram, bus and car.

Got a question about getting to the Etihad? Tweet us @BeeNetwork or visit our contact us page for other ways to connect with TfGM.


Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City are delighted to announce the launch of a large-scale bus trial helping fans from across Greater Manchester and nearby areas to travel to and from the Etihad Stadium on a matchday.

The dedicated services will be in place from the Chelsea match on February 17 until the end of the season and be operated and managed by Transport for Greater Manchester.

By connecting fans across the region through a direct and reliable mode of travel, the new matchday bus network will create a low-priced option for fans which makes travelling to matches more efficient and increasingly sustainable.

In total, the bus network will see 17 different routes operating across 53 towns, stopping at over 100 bus stops, including five bus stations and two Metrolink stops and cover a combined total of more than 340 miles.

These routes have been carefully selected following a detailed analysis of fan data which identified areas with limited existing travel options, or those with a dense population of Season Ticket Members.

Click on a route for more information on the route, timetables and cost.

Routes


The Etihad Stadium is a 25-minute walk from the heart of Manchester. From Piccadilly Station, a step-free walking route (also marked on maps as 'CityLink') is clearly signposted through Manchester’s Ancoats and New Islington areas. The route is well lit, and helpers will be available on show days to provide support and directions.

Please note that the Citylink (between Holt Town and the Etihad) is temporarily closed whilst walking route upgrades take place. If you are cycling or walking to the Etihad during this time, you can walk from the city centre via Merrill Street then Ashton New Road.

Manchester City have produced a downloadable map of both the CityLink and Ashton New Road routes.

Visit the Bee Active website to take a look at the area around the Etihad. This includes tram stops for those that would like to combine walking with Metrolink travel. Just type the postcode 'M11 3FF' for the arena, so that you may consider making a change to your travel habits.


The venue is located directly next to Etihad Campus tram stop and is served by the Ashton-under-Lyne to Eccles service every day.

The Etihad Campus stop is also served by the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service Monday-Saturday during peak hours, and the Altrincham to Etihad Campus service Monday-Saturday after peak hours and all-day Sunday.

On match days, there is an enhanced tram service to and from Etihad Campus stop.

Check out the latest departures from the Etihad Campus

The service connects you directly to key city centre destinations such as Piccadilly and Victoria and provides easy access to all 99 stops on the network across Greater Manchester.

In order to safely manage crowds post-match, Holt Town, Velopark and Clayton Hall (towards the city centre) and stops will be closed.

For more information, take a look at the tram network map.

Metrolink are constantly improving the network for customers. Make sure you check the Metrolink planned improvements webpage before you travel to see if any works will affect your route.


Park and ride

If you have to drive, did you know that there are 24 Park and Ride sites in Greater Manchester, where you can park your car for free and hop on the tram to your destination? The nearest Park and Ride sites to the Etihad are:

  • Ashton Moss (Ashton line) - 183 spaces and 12 disabled spaces - 20 minutes on a direct service from Etihad Campus.
  • Ashton West (Ashton line) - 184 spaces and 11 disabled spaces - 25 minutes on a direct service from Etihad Campus.
  • Ladywell (Ashton-Eccles line) - 332 spaces and 22 disabled spaces - 43 minutes on a direct service from Etihad Campus.

Or, if travelling from further afield, you may want to consider leaving your car for free at:

  • Whitefield (Bury line) - 331 spaces and 13 disabled spaces - 37 minutes from the Etihad.
  • Radcliffe (Bury line) - 480 spaces and 22 disabled spaces - 40 minutes from the Etihad.

In the event that the Ashton park and ride site is full, nearby additional parking can be found at Ashton West park and ride located to the rear of Ashton Leisure Park. Parking is not permitted on Alexandria Drive or Rayner Lane.

In addition, any cars parked outside the Ashton West park and ride site will be liable to enforcement by Ashton Leisure Park’s parking operator.


Tickets

Beat the queue at the machines and touch-in and out at the on-stop machines using contactless.

Save money and travel with the family using our family travelcard. Remember, this is only available on the on-stop ticket machines.

The stadium is located in Zone 2. A return ticket from Manchester city centre costs £3.50 for an adult. Further information can be found on our tram ticket price webpage.


If you are intending to catch a bus to or from the Etihad, the following commercial bus services will bring you closest to the venue:

Along Ashton New Road - a 2-minute walk from the venue

Along Alan Turing Way - a 2-minute walk from the venue

Along Ashton Old Road - a 15-minute walk from the venue

Along Bradford Road - a 15-minute walk from the venue

Along Oldham Road - a 20-minute walk from the venue

Along Hyde Road - a 35-minute walk from the venue

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

With some of the services listed above saying 'yellow' to the Bee Network, you can stay up to date with any changes to your bus by visiting our Bee Network bus services webpage.

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 Bee Network website or check with your bus operator before travelling.


Tickets

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

Adults will pay no more than £2 for a single bus journey. If you need to make several trips, a ticket covering a full day of bus travel in Greater Manchester costs just £5.

For more information, you can visit our dedicated webpage.


Congestion on the roads close to the Etihad Campus will start to build from around two hours before each match as ticket holders begin to arrive.

According to match day travel data to the Etihad Campus, consider adding the additional journey time below if your route is via any of the roads below:

  • Alan Turing Way (both directions): plan an additional 20 minutes into any journey by road.
  • Hyde Road (eastbound): expect an additional 15 minutes to be added to your journey.
  • Mancunian Way (westbound): plan for an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

Please be aware that travel times may vary dependent on a variety of factors, including whether it is an evening or weekend fixture and whether there are other events taking place in Manchester. We will continue to update this webpage as our knowledge of journey times develops.

Post-match, several road closures will be in place immediately to allow pedestrians to leave the Etihad Stadium safely. They will be in place for approximately 20 minutes. The roads affected are as follows:

  • Ashton New Road between Alan Turing Way and Darley Street
  • Grey Mare Lane between Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way
  • Merrill Street between Pollard Street and Ashton New Road

Event parking

A strictly enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around the Etihad Campus, which is made clear through on-street signage. You can see the areas where parking permits are required and further parking information on the map below:



There are thousands of car parking space available in the city centre on an evening, including car parks at the city's universities, such as Booth Street West car park off Oxford Road. The walk to the Etihad is approximately 30 minutes from Booth Street West car park. If you have to drive, take a look at our city centre parking map (please note this map shows locations only) or consider using a Metrolink Park and Ride site.

Parking is also available at the official car park at the ground. In order to get a parking space, you must buy one in advance and this is done on a match-by-match basis. Pre-book your parking space here.


We’re bringing all bus services in Greater Manchester under local control as part of the Bee Network.

See a full list of current and future Bee Network bus services.

There may be some changes to the tickets you can use on Bee Network.

Be sure to download the new Bee Network app to plan any journey in Greater Manchester. 

On the app you can also see live bus tram and train departure times, buy tickets, get travel alerts and quickly Rate Your Journey to tell us how it went. 

Find out more about the Bee Network.


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.