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Emirates Old Trafford Location Address

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Talbot Road
Emirates Old Trafford
M16 0PX.

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Metrolink Tram Services to Old Trafford
Note: The Old Trafford Metrolink station is directly outside the stadium, on the line between Altrincham & the City Centre

It’s easy to reach Emirates Old Trafford from anywhere on the Metrolink network. There are frequent services on all lines and the ground is less than 15 minutes by tram from Manchester City Centre. Please ensure you purchase a ticket before boarding the tram; tickets including day and weekend travelcards are available from ticket machines at each stop.

Further information is available from TfGM Travelshops, by calling Customer Services on 0161 205 2000 or

Download the Metrolink Pocket Guide by clicking here

Regular services operate from:-

• Bury (direct service)
• Rochdale-via Oldham (change at Victoria)
• Altrincham (direct service)
• Manchester City Centre (Market Street & Piccadilly Gardens stations)
• Victoria & Piccadilly main line Railway Stations
• Salford Quays, Media City and Eccles (change at Cornbrook station)
• East Didsbury (change at Cornbrook, or walk the short distance from either Trafford Bar or Firswood stations to the ground, approx 7-8 mins).
• Droylsden (change at Piccadilly)
Rail Services to Manchester
Inter City and local services operate to both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria stations. Each station is linked to the Metrolink Tram Service.
National Rail Timetable & Fare Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
Virgin Trains: 08450 008 000

Old Trafford is 3.1 miles from Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly Gardens). Taxis from Manchester City Centre normally cost in the region of £10. Check before embarking on your journey. The taxi drop-off and collection point is on Warwick Road, which is outside the ground at the junction with Talbot Road.

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

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 on to the Metrolink tram service to Altrincham. The Old Trafford stop is outside the ground.

Bus Services
Several buses 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 majority of these services run between Manchester City Centre and Sale/Altincham but check with local operators on the numbers below.

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

Timetables are available for all bus services running in Greater Manchester and can be obtained from local Travelshops, by post from Transport for Greater Manchester, ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls from BT landlines cost 10p a minute, mobile and other landline networks may charge an additional tariff).
National Express Coaches:  08717 81 81 81


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