Old Trafford is located just over 2 miles south-west from Manchester’s city centre and just under 3 miles from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

Sir Matt Busby Way
Old Trafford
M16 0RA


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.

Parking is FREE at Old Trafford Stadium



You can avoid the busy match-day traffic by leaving your car at a Park and Ride site, before completing the remainder of your journey on Metrolink.

With plenty of sites across the network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle-free journey to the ground.

Sale Water Park, Ladywell, East Didsbury, Ashton Moss and Ashton West all have hundreds of free Park and Ride spaces, and provide frequent direct trams to either Old Trafford, Trafford Bar or Exchange Quay on match days.

A full list of sites and locations can be found on TfGM’s dedicated Park and Ride webpage.



Frequent bus services run to Old Trafford from Manchester city centre and further afield.

The 53, 79, 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50 services all stop close to the stadium and take between 20 and 30 minutes from Manchester city centre.

Journeys could take longer than advertised on match days due to the volume of traffic, so please allow additional time for your journey.

You can plan your bus journey with TfGM.



A fast and frequent Metrolink tram service runs to several stops that are within short walking distance of the stadium.

The closest stop is ‘Old Trafford’. From here, a simple, five-minute walk will take you to the ground. Trams depart from Manchester city centre every six minutes, and the journey takes approximately 15 minutes. You can find the ‘Old Trafford’ stop on the Bury-Altrincham line.

The Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK Metrolink stops are all 15-20 minutes’ walk from the stadium.

Metrolink operates a zonal fare ticket system, and all the stops close to Old Trafford are located in zone 2. For journeys from the city centre to the stadium, you will require a zone 1+2 ticket.

For the 2019/20 season, Metrolink passengers will benefit from a new and easy-to-use contactless payment system – enabling them to touch in at the start of a journey and out at the end using a contactless bank card or another contactless-enabled payment device, such as a phone or watch.

Tickets must be purchased before travel, with ticket machines located on every platform at all Metrolink stops.


Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into the stations at Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Fans can easily connect to onward trams from Victoria and Piccadilly.

Be sure to plan ahead and check train times on the National Rail website before you travel.

Please note that trains do not run to the Manchester United FC Halt station. The nearest rail station is Trafford Park, which is approximately a 25-minute walk from the ground.

Yes – and there’s lots of it!

Trade Decorator LIVE will be open:

Thursday 23rd June 2022  10am – 4pm

Friday 24th June 2022  10am – 4pm

No – just bring your registration number from your confirmation email to get into the show and claim your FREE entry.

Don’t worry if you have mislaid your confirmation email – we’ll have you logged on the system so all we’ll need is your name when you arrive.

Yes – there’s no need to register beforehand, but registering does make it quicker to get in. Trade Decorator LIVE is free to attend. Pre-registering however if early enough will entitle you to a FREE lunch and the opportunity to participate in FREE training sessions in our Training Zone.

If you pre-register early then you could be entitles to a VIP pass and a FREE LUNCH. There will however be a bar area and food available to purchase on the day.

Yes – of course. Just pre-register them too or simply turn up on the day, everyone can just register as and when they arrive.

For details of the places to stay CLICK HERE and see what’s great places there are to stay nearby.

Entry to Trade Decorator LIVE is free on completion of a registration form either online in advance of the show or at the door during the show’s open days.

The show is designed for and open to anyone working in or specifying for professional decorating, and associated trades.

However, the organisers and/or the venue operators reserve the right to refuse entry to, or eject from, the show anyone whose behaviour, demeanour or general conduct is reported or perceived to be inappropriate, distracting, obstructive, aggressive or threatening to other visitors and exhibitors, or a hindrance to exhibitors in the preparation and presentation of their sales and promotional activities at the show.