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Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday 12 February at 8pm.

  • A sell-out crowd of 75,000 fans is expected with roads and public transport expected to be busier than usual.
  • Major road improvement works on Regent Road, one of the busiest routes in and out of Manchester and Salford, is underway.

Ways to get to Old Trafford

  • Travel by tram, bus and walking are the best ways to get to Old Trafford.
  • Greater Manchester’s park and ride facilities will all be open and provide convenient connections to Old Trafford.
  • Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day.
  • Parking is available around the ground at certain locations. You can find out more information regarding parking permits on the club’s website.
  • If you cannot avoid driving to the match you can car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road

Useful maps


Away fans

We're pleased to welcome PSG fans to Manchester for their cup fixture at Old Trafford.

Away fans are located in the corner between the East and Sir Bobby Charlton Stands, near to Sir Matt Busby Way.

Turnstiles open two hours before kick-off with enhanced searches of supporters taking place at the turnstiles. Supporters are advised to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time as there may be queues to enter the stadium. Bags are restricted in size, and must be no larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm to be allowed in.

Coaches park close to the away end in the car park opposite the East Stand.

Further information about visiting Old Trafford as an away fan is available on the Manchester United website.

Details on travelling to Old Trafford from Manchester city centre are available below.

Visiting Manchester

If you’re visiting Manchester for the match and want to see more of the sites why not check out the Visit Manchester website to see what else this great city has to offer.

Manchester is home to the world's biggest football museum, exploring the beautiful game – past and present – through first class exhibitions.
The National Football Museum is located in the city centre and open daily from 10am to 5pm.


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Fast, frequent and reliable services run direct to Old Trafford and several other stops are within walking distance of the ground. Journeys take around 15 minutes from Manchester city centre with four stops within easy walking distance of the ground.

  • Old Trafford
  • Trafford Bar
  • Exchange Quay
  • Salford Quays

Tickets

On Sunday 13 January 2019, Metrolink will introduce a new zonal fare system.

This means an easy to understand zones based system will be used for all ticket prices – offering simpler, more flexible and better value fares.

Under the new system, Old Trafford will be located in zone 2.

  • Travel from the city centre to Old Trafford will require a zone 1+2 ticket.
    For an adult will be £2.80 for a zone 1+2 single ticket or £3.40 for a zone 1+2 1-day travelcard (off-peak).
    A family 1-day travelcard for zones 1+2 (off-peak) will be £5 and covers groups of one to three children (under 16) travelling with one or two adults.

  • Fans who are boarding the tram for Old Trafford between Altrincham and Timperley will require a zone 2+3+4 ticket.
    A zone 2+3+4 ticket for an adult will be £3.20 single or £3.80 for a 1-day travelcard (off-peak).
    A family 1-day travelcard for zones 2+3+4 (off-peak) will be £6.70.

  • Event tickets will still be available from staff at Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, and Market Street before the game and at Old Trafford after the game for £4 for an adult and £2 for a child (return) beating the queue at ticket machines and getting you there quicker.

  • Child tickets and concessionary fares for TfGM disabled pass holders are half adult prices (ID is required from age 11).

  • For further information and a full list of zones and ticket prices, visit the dedicated Metrolink ticket zone page.

  • You can find out more about purchasing Metrolink tickets by visiting the tickets and passes page.

  • You can buy a ticket on the day from the ticket machines on all stop platforms or on your smartphone via the get me there app (Google Play and Apple App stores).

  • Find out more about a combination train and tram day return ticket

  • You must have a valid ticket before you board a tram. Please be aware that ticket checks take place across the network.


Bus

If you are travelling by bus to Old Trafford please check with your bus operator before you travel due to a number of road works taking place in the local area some services are affected. Currently, the 53,79,250,255,256, 263 and x50 services run to Old Trafford.

You can plan your bus journey at by using the TfGM Route Explorer

Bus operators will always have the latest information about their services. Follow them on Twitter or get their contact details in advance @stagecoachGM, @arrivanorthwest, @diamondbusnw and @firstmanchester.

If you are not travelling to the game, but are planning on using public transport, you should consider the following:

  • Journey times for some bus passengers vary on match days so you should consider setting off earlier to avoid the rush.
  • If you are not attending the match, try to avoid the busiest times before and after the match.

Train

Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Fans can connect to onward tram services from Victoria and Piccadilly.

If you’re travelling into the city centre by rail you can purchase a Metrolink add-on to your rail ticket allowing onward travel to the stadium by tram.

The following companies operate into Manchester:

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

National Rail will always have the latest information on rail services. Follow them on Twitter in advance of your journey @nationalrailenq.


Driving

Roads in Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, will be extremely busy and there may be additional road closures and diversions in place. Please check your route before you travel and allow more time for your journey.

Match day car parking is limited and fans are advised to pre-book their space.

Don’t forget work to extend the Metrolink network out to Trafford Park Line is currently under way and a number of roads are affected. New match day traffic management arrangements are in place so plan your route before setting off.

The key roads that are affected are Trafford Wharf Road and Village Way.

A map of the work and suggested diversion routes is available.

Park and ride

You can avoid the busy match day traffic by parking at one of the following tram stops and using Metrolink. Car parking here is free if you travel by tram:

  • East Didsbury with 302 spaces – Kingsway, Parrs Wood M19 1TB
  • Brooklands with 108 spaces – Marsland Road/Brooklands Road, M33 3SQ
  • Navigation Road with 81 spaces – Navigation Road, WA14 1NF
  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces – Rifle Road, M33 2LX
  • Ladywell with 250 spaces – Eccles New Road, Eccles, M6 8HD

Please note the park and ride facilities are only available to Metrolink customers during the hours of service.


Walking and Cycling

Old Trafford is only three miles from the city centre and so walking and cycling are good options to get to and from the match.

Use this handy map to see the quickest routes.


Making travel easier

TfGM is aiming to make travel easier by:

  • Providing additional support on social media channels @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live travel information throughout the day
  • Helping to raise awareness of the road closures associated with the football and Trafford Park Line extension by advising people of what they can do to make their journey easier
  • Working with Metrolink to add extra capacity when it’s needed, especially at peak periods on the busiest lines
  • Enhanced monitoring at its network control centre so UTC Engineers can optimise traffic flows by altering signal timings
  • Providing travel advice and easy to follow maps for all home fixtures

Accessibility

Greater Manchester has a good public transport network. The accessibility of services is improving, but some parts of the network contain obstacles for disabled people. We have a dedicated webpage to help those with accessibility issues.