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Below are directions to Emirates Old Trafford by car, tram, rail and bus

Emirates Old Trafford Location Address
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Talbot Road
Emirates Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0PX.
 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Metrolink Tram Services to Old Trafford

Note: Emirates Old Trafford is on the line between Manchester City Centre and Altrincham


Regular services operate from:-

  • Bury (direct service)
  • Rochdale (North Manchester, change at Victoria)
  • Altrincham (direct service)
  • Manchester City Centre
  • Victoria & Piccadilly main line Railway Stations
  • Salford Quays, Media City and Eccles (change at Cornbrook station)
  • East Didsbury (change at Trafford Bar, or walk the short distance from Firswood station to the ground, approx 7-8 mins).
  • Droylsden (change at Piccadilly)

On Sunday 14 July the line between Manchester and Altrincham will be closed, and a replacement bus service will operate between Piccadilly station and Altrincham.

The Old Trafford Metrolink station is directly outside the stadium.

Tickets are available from dispensers on all stations.

Further information, including a detailed map of all stations and lines, plus full time-table details are available from Metrolink and GMPTE offices or on line at www.metrolink.co.uk  Download the Metrolink Pocket Guide by clicking here or download the latest map, including the new line to Chorlton & East Disbury by clicking here

Rail Services
Inter City and local services operate to both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria stations. Each station is linked to the Metrolink Tram Service.

Old Trafford Tram Station
Old Trafford Metrolink station is on the Manchester-Altrincham line, catch the tram service for Altrincham and alight at the Old Trafford stop which is next to the ground.

As an alternative, both Firswood station (on the East Didsbury line) and Trafford Bar stations are within easy walking distance of the ground.

Taxis
Old Trafford is 3.1 miles from Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly Gardens). Taxis from Manchester City Centre normally cost in the region of £8-£10. Check before embarking on your journey. 

Airport
Manchester International Airport is approx 15 minutes from Old Trafford. By car, join the M56 motorway at the airport exit (junction 5) and then follow the directions 'From The South' shown above.

There is no direct rail link from the airport to Old Trafford, instead take the express train service to Manchester (Piccadilly station), and then change to the Metrolink tram service to Altrincham. The Old Trafford stop is outside the ground.

Bus Services
Several buses services operate between Manchester and Sale/Atrincham. The following bus services run near to the cricket ground, setting down at Chester Road (with the junction of Warwick Road, a walk of approx 5 minutes), or on Talbot Road opposite the ground.

The service numbers are: Talbot Road-17 & 115. Chester Road-114, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 263, 264.

Useful Travel Information Phone Numbers
Local Bus & Rail: 0161 228 7811
British Rail Timetable & Fare Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
Virgin Train Link: 08457 222 333
National Express Coaches: 08717 81 81 81

PARKING in 2013
Click here for the latest parking information at Emirates Old Trafford.

REACHING EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD BY ROAD
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From the North

  • M6, then M61 (signposted Manchester) to junction with M60 Ring road.
  • Join M60 at junction 15 following signs for M60 Ring road (West & South)/Trafford Park
  • Along M60 to junction 12. Exit following signs for M602 Salford.
  • M602 to junction 3. Exit following signs for A5063 Salford Quays/Trafford Park.

From M602

  • Take the A5063, a dual carriageway road with local signs for Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Keep going straight ahead on this road and after ¾ mile, immediately after crossing the Manchester Ship Canal bridge, the road swings left to the White City Circle junction (signposted A5063 Manchester).
  • Stay on the A5063 going straight ahead across the junction, but take care to follow signs for A5063 Chorlton (not Manchester) as you cross the junction.
  • Keep straight ahead on the A5063 (White City Way) to T-junction with Talbot Road (A5067).
  • Turn right at T-junction on to Talbot Road (there is a local road sign at this junction for Old Trafford Cricket Ground).
  • Old Trafford Cricket Ground is ½ mile ahead on the left.

From North East, West Yorkshire

  • Join the M62 and proceed to junction 18. Keep straight ahead, the motorway changes at this point to become the M60 Ring road (North).
  • Stay on M60 Ring road following signs for M60 Ring road (West & South) & Trafford Park
  • Exit M60 at junction 12 following signs for M602 Salford.
  • Along M602 to junction 3. Exit following signs for A5063 Salford Quays/Trafford Park.

Follow directions from M602 shown in paragraph above

From the West

  • Join the M62 following signs for Manchester and proceed to the junction with the M602.
  • Keep straight ahead to join M602 following signs for M602 Salford.
  • Along M602 and exit at junction 3. Follow signs for A5063 Salford Quays/Trafford Park.

Follow directions from M602 shown in paragraph above

From the South

  • Join the M6 to junction 19 at Knutsford. Exit onto A556 (just after Knutsford services-signposted Manchester).
  • Keep on the A556 following signs the M56/Manchester.
  • Join M56 at junction 7 (signposted Manchester).
  • At the end of the M56, the road becomes a dual-carriageway road (the A5103). Keep straight ahead for ½ mile approx, and then join left-hand lane to join M60 Ring road (follow signs for Stretford).
  • Along M60 Ring road (South) to junction 7, and then exit following signs for A56 Stretford.
  • Join dual-carriageway A56 Chester Road following signs for Stretford & Manchester. There are local signs on this road for Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
  • After 1.3 miles the A56 forks. Move to the right-hand lane to join the A5067 Talbot Road (there is a local sign for Old Trafford Cricket Ground just before the junction).
  • Emirates Old Trafford is on Talbot Road, 1 mile ahead on the right.

Alternative Route from M60 Motorway (all directions).

  • Stay on M60 Ring road to junction 9. Exit on to A5081 (signposted Trafford Park).
  • Immediately on joining the A5081 from the motorway roundabout, keep straight ahead following the sign for ‘Other Neighbourhoods'.
  • The A5081 is a dual-carriageway road that will take you straight to Manchester United's football ground. Stay on the A5081 following signs for Manchester & Old Trafford Football Ground. The ground will appear on your right-hand side after 2.2 miles.
  • Unless you are parking at MUFC, do not turn right at Sir Matt Busby way as the road is now permanently closed to through traffic.
  • Continue ahead for 1/4 mile and move into the right hand lane, ready to bear right at the traffic lights on to the White City Circle junction following signs for A5063 Chorlton.
  • Go across the junction with the A56 Chester Road, but take care to follow signs for A5063 Chorlton (not Manchester) as you cross the junction.
  • Keep straight ahead on the A5063 (White City Way) to T-junction with Talbot Road (A5067).
  • Turn right at T-junction on to Talbot Road (there is a local road sign at this junction for Old Trafford Cricket Ground).
  • Emirates Old Trafford is ½ mile ahead on the left.
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