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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 events

Manchester City v FK Crvena zvezda - Tuesday 19 September (kick-off 8pm)
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest - Saturday 23 September (kick-off 3pm)

  • Until Sunday 29 October, works will be taking place on Queens Road (between Boyle Street and Smedley Road). During the works, delays are likely to affect all road users including the 56, 151 and 156 bus services. If you're travelling by bus or car, be sure to plan ahead and add additional time onto journeys along this route.

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
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.

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 Club has enhanced the walking route to the Etihad Stadium, there is a downloadable map of the route which includes the meeting point.

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 served by trams on the Ashton-Eccles line, with the Etihad Campus stop directly next to the venue.

On match days, there is a 12-minute double tram service to and from the stop, which is on the Ashton-Eccles line.

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, Velopark and Holt Town 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.


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.

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. 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.

There are over 500 cycle parking spaces at the Etihad Campus.

Greater Manchester now also 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.

There are two bike hire points near the south-west corner of the Etihad stadium, on Ashton New Road.

To find out more about Manchester's cycle hire scheme that operates in the area, visit our dedicated cycle hire information.

You can take a look at the cycle paths around the Etihad Campus by visiting our interactive map - just scroll in on the area and discover routes to get you to the match.

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

Planned roadworks in the area

If travelling to the Etihad, the following roadworks schemes may impact your journey by road:

For more information on additional journey time, impact and diversions, please visit the link above that applies to your journey.

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.

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.

From 24 September 2023, we will be saying 'yellow' to the first Bee Network buses.

For the first time in 40 years, bus services will be under local control in Bolton, Wigan, and parts of Bury, Salford and Manchester, with the rest of Greater Manchester's buses following in stages:

  • From 31 March 2024: Bus services in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas as well as north Manchester.
  • From 5 January 2025: South Manchester, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and the rest of Salford.

If you'd like more information about the Bee Network, you can visit our dedicated webpage. Also, if you are planning a journey by bus and would like to find out if your service is part of the Bee Network, simply search your service number on our bus webpage to find out more about your service.