Getting to Old Trafford

Manchester United fans walk down Sir Matt Busby Way towards Old Trafford

How to get to Old Trafford

There are lots of ways to get to Old Trafford and we have some useful information and advice before your journey begins.

Metrolink Extension

Significant roadworks have begun on key roads surrounding Old Trafford which will last until 2020, until the Trafford Park Metrolink extension is completed. This will increase your journey time to and from the stadium.

If you are driving, roads will be busier than usual and roads which you currently use on your journey to Old Trafford may be closed or affected. The roadworks include some temporary changes in the direction of traffic, so pay attention to local traffic diversion signs when you see them.

You should allow extra time for your journey and aim to arrive one hour before kick-off to get through the turnstiles.

Whilst the changes will not affect the club’s official car parks, some car parking on public roads will no longer be available.

If you travel by bus, some buses will take a slightly different route to usual, but bus stops in the vicinity of the stadium will remain unchanged.

Metrolink trams are not affected by the road closures and may be a good alternative for your journey.

There are frequent tram services from Piccadilly, Victoria and Deansgate train stations and a designated walking route from the city centre.

The roadworks may change as works progress so you should keep yourself up-to-date before every visit.

For the latest relevant travel advice please visit


Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route Improvement Scheme 

Major road works have begun as part of the Manchester and Salford inner relief route improvement scheme (MSIRR), and are likely to impact your journey to Old Trafford on a match day, throughout the 18/19 season.

MSIRR involves key routes across Manchester, including Chester Road, The Mancunian Way and Regent Road being severely congested. It is expected that this will make normal match day journeys take at least 50% longer.

TfGM have asked us to advise you to consider changing your usual journey to and from the stadium and have provided further advice below:

If possible can you avoid using the M602 as this is likely to be very busy. Instead you may wish to consider using the M60 to avoid the works taking place on key roads in the vicinity of the stadium. If you are arriving from the north we recommend using J9 of the M60 and J6 if you are arriving from the south.

Consider parking further away from the stadium as it may be quicker to walk the last part of your journey

Old Trafford is well served by public transport with fast and frequent bus and trams in operation every match day. Please consider using conveniently located Park & Ride facilities

Sale Water Park, Ladywell, East Didsbury, Ashton Moss and Ashton West all have hundreds of free spaces, and provide frequent direct trams to either Old Trafford, Trafford Bar or Exchange Square on match days. All three stops are about a 10 minute walk from the stadium.

A full list of Greater Manchester Park and Ride facilities, with postcodes and parking capacity is available here

Please note that services to Manchester United FC Halt station remain suspended, your nearest rail station is Trafford Park which is about a 25 min walk.

Please plan ahead and allow extra time to complete your journey

Follow TfGM on twitter @OfficialTfGM for live updates and visit their website for up to date details

Additional information regarding travelling by bicycle or motorbike:
If you travel to Old Trafford by bicycle, we offer free cycle racks on the following car parks: N2 (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand), E2 (East Stand) and W2 (West Stand). Please note you will need to use your own secure bike lock. Bicycles must not be secured in any other areas across the Old Trafford stadium site at any time. Bicycles secured outside of authorised cycle racks will be promptly removed for security reasons, which may result in damage for which the club will not be held liable.
For those supporters who wish to travel to home matches by motorbike, we do ask you to purchase a standard car park space, either in advance or on the day of the game.  Motorcycle parking is available on car park N3 and N4 (subject to availability) and costs the same price as parking a vehicle, currently £10.00.  For non-match days motorcycle parking is available and free to visitors of the Museum & Tour and Megastore on car park N2.

Car Parking

If you would like to book car parking for an event other than a Manchester United home game, such as a cricket game at Old Trafford cricket club, you can do so online at