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Information about parking near Old Trafford
Old Trafford stadium is in southwest Manchester just inside the M60 in Stretford. The stadium is accessible to drivers via the A56 from the M60 or Manchester city centre. Alternatively, the M62 provides great access to here from the West and East.
On-street parking around the stadium is very limited – particularly on match days when a large surrounding area is resident permit restricted. There are a good number of off-street car parks on-site and nearby to ensure you should find a parking spot on your visit.
Park and ride is also an option when visiting Old Trafford, with several Metrolink tram stops offering free parking for their customers.
JustPark provides information on a multitude of parking options nearby, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
Old Trafford is in a residential area. As such, on event days, parking on the surrounding streets – for quite a considerable radius – is restricted to resident permit holders only. On-street parking nearby for visiting drivers is close to impossible if you wish to have a short walk to the ground. Permit restrictions remain in place on all days on some roads, so do make sure to read signposts on location.
Pay-and-display spaces on non-event days are available within 2 minutes walk of the stadium. On Warwick Road, parking charges apply from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday – whereas on Chorley Street, it’s from 8am-10pm, Monday-Sunday. Parking restrictions vary from street to street, so it is essential you carefully read further restrictions that will be highlighted where you park.
You can use our parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Old Trafford.
Old Trafford provides no less than 9 off-street car parks around the stadium on event days, with 5 of these remaining available to use on all other days for visitors through the year.
Each car park charges the same reasonably priced flat daily rate on event days – but despite the car parks collectively providing thousands of spaces, they are still in high demand and will have limited availability, especially each time Manchester United play.
There are 3 West, 3 North and 3 East car parks surrounding the stadium – but Manchester United recommend that if this is where you wish to park on a match day, you should always book in advance to avoid disappointment. The 5 car parks that remain open throughout the year are free to park in on non-event days.
Parking at any of Manchester’s MetroLink tram stop park and ride locations is free of charge for customers. The closest car park is at the Stretford tram stop (Edge Lane, Stretford, M32 8HN), a short distance to the southwest of the stadium. There are limited spaces available and this is often a popular choice on event days, so make sure you arrive early.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces near Old Trafford – you can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
The stadium itself actually has its own train station – Manchester United football ground railway station – but this only opens on match days. The nearest train station on all other days is Trafford Park station, around 20 minutes walk southwest of the stadium.
A convenient alternative mode of public transport in Manchester are the Metrolink trams throughout the city. The Old Trafford stop outside the nearby Old Trafford cricket ground is less than 10 minutes walk away.
Disabled drivers attending a Manchester United home game can apply for a parking permit – which will usually arrive with tickets – that will allow you to park in accessible spaces at Old Trafford near to the stadium.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park for up to 3 hours if necessary on single or double yellow lines – but be aware that on event days, such parking on busy roads is usually deemed as an obstruction to traffic and will often warrant a parking ticket regardless.
Blue Badge users are not able to park in permit restricted bays on event days.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Old Trafford (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Parking restrictions around Old Trafford are enforced by Trafford Council, the authority of this metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester. They have introduced a special event day zone surrounding Old Trafford which prevents visiting drivers from parking anywhere close to the stadium, ensuring that residents and business owners have ready access. On-street parking is possible on non-event days but with many of the surrounding roads either yellow-lined or permanently permit-restricted, it can be quite challenging on any day.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at the times you search for.
Parking restrictions vary from street to street around Old Trafford, with some parking restrictions remaining enforced on weekends and Bank Holidays.
Overnight parking is available on Friday and Saturday nights at the nearby Stretford tram stop car park (M32 8HN).
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Old Trafford is the home of the most successful association football club in England, and is the largest football stadium by capacity used by any club team in the UK. It truly is a majestic sight, rising high from the residential streets and industrial area of Stretford that it’s nestled amongst. The stadium plays host to many events besides football including hosting concerts and other major sporting events.
If you have time to kill before or after an event, why not wander over to Salford Quays – around 10 minutes’ walk north – where you can watch a play at the famous Lowry theatre or have a look around Media City. Enjoy all this all whilst being only a short tram journey into the city centre.
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