How to get to Old Trafford
Old Trafford is located just over 2 miles south-west from Manchester’s city center and just under 3 miles from Manchester Piccadilly Station.
If arriving by car from the M60, take junction 7&8 and turn onto Chester Road (A56) northbound. Follow Chester Road for about 2 miles and turn left onto Sir Matt Busby Way (access closed on matchdays).
If using public transport, the stadium is best reached by Metrolink overground metro. From Piccadilly Station, t is a 15-minute journey to Old Trafford station, which lies a 5-minute walk away from the stadium.
On matchdays a special train service is provided from most Manchester city centre stations to Old Trafford Stadium rail station.
Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA
Sleep near Old Trafford
Old Trafford is located in an area that is a mix of residential housing and offices and light industry. The area lacks excitement, though there are a good few hotels around if you wish to stay close to the stadium.
Hotel Football Manchester, backed by a number of former United players such as Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, lies right next to the stadium and gets great reviews. Chesters Hotel, Victoria Warehouse Hotel, are also at short walking distance and somewhat cheaper.
For an overview of all hotels near Old Trafford click here. There are naturally also many options in Manchester’s city centre, a short Metrolink journey away, though these hotels tend to be a little more expensive.
Old Trafford stadium tours
Manchester United organise guided stadium tours that include the dugouts, players tunnel, and the Manchester United Museum. The tour lasts about 80 minutes, which does not include time spent in the museum.
Tours run seven days a week except matchdays and only run until 1:00 pm the day before a European home match. Tours run about every 30 minutes between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm, but opening times and frequency depend on the season. The museum is opened from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but closes on weekend matchdays and three hours before a non-weekend match.
Pre-booking of tours is not required but highly recommended as limited places are available and tours particularly sell out the day before and after a home game. Bookings can be made online.
The tour costs £18.00. For more information call +44 (0) 161 826 1326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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