Manchester City v Everton

Manchester City v Everton


Etihad Campus
Saturday 31 December 2022 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Beswick, Clayton, Gorton, Openshaw, Ashton

Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad stadium on Saturday 31 December at 3pm.

Key messages

  • Fans travelling from the city centre can board an Ashton-under-Lyne service to reach the stadium.
  • Trams and buses to the stadium operate every 12-minutes.
  • Journeys towards the ground after 1pm are likely to take 10 minutes longer due to congestion.


A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop Etihad Campus on the Ashton line. 12-minute service will operate on the Ashton-under-Lyne line.

Journeys from the city centre take around 10 minutes. You can purchase a zone 1+2 ticket, which will cover your journey there and back from the city centre, for £3.50.

Based on previous fixtures, the following stops have also been busier on match days:

  • Altrincham
  • Chorlton

After the game, trams will not serve Holt Town and Velopark until crowds have cleared from the Etihad Campus stop.

Park and ride

Two park and ride sites are conveniently located close to M60 Junction 23 and offer connections to the ground on the Ashton line. Park there for free and complete your journey to the stadium by tram:

From these stops the journey time to the stadium is less than 25 minutes.

Bus services

On match day, the 216 is the most frequent service which runs directly to the stadium. You'll find the service at the north side of Piccadilly Gardens [stop EM] in Manchester city centre. Buses depart to the ground every 10 minutes.

At the end of the game, 216 shuttle buses towards the city centre will be lined up on Ashton New Road opposite the South Stand.

Check out the closest stops to the stadium here

Congestion on the roads may mean bus services take longer on match day. Consider allowing yourself a little extra time if you are intending to catch a service.


The ground is also only a Metrolink ride (10 minutes) from Piccadilly Station in the city centre or a short walk away (25 minutes).

For tram services, just take the stairs down from the main concourse area at Piccadilly Station.

You can keep up to date on the latest rail updates by following @nationalrailenq on Twitter.


The Etihad Stadium is easily accessed on foot from all local areas so you may want to consider walking and getting those steps in!

There is a safe, well-lit, and signposted walking route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the stadium.

Follow the Etihad Campus banners and ‘City Link’ signs to the ground, with the walk taking approximately 25 minutes.


Journey times will increase on Mancunian Way (eastbound), Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road, Hyde Road, and Alan Turing Way from 1pm on the Saturday, as fans begin to travel to the ground. Please note that due to this fixture being played during the festive period, traffic volumes and travel times may vary.

As work is taking place on Hyde Road at its junction with Belle Vue Street, please use the Outer Ring Road and approach the stadium from Ashton Old Road.

Expect an additional 10 minutes added to your journey when driving along Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street before the match.

Several roads around the stadium may be closed for approximately 20 minutes after the match to allow pedestrians to leave.


A strictly enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around the ground, which is made clear through on-street signage.

Supporters should be aware that all official car park spaces have to be booked in advance. Please visit the Manchester City website for further information.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey.