Getting There & Around – Old Trafford & City Etihad Stadium

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

FLIGHTS

Easy travel is guaranteed with EasyJet covering the most of the European ports at more than affordable prices if you decide on a weekend getaway to the Manchester city. Overseas flights take – off at reliable online platform of Kajak that compares prices and flights from hundreds of portals giving you the best option according to your needs and budget.

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT

If for no other reason, a mere visit to the Manchester airport is an event. Multi-award winner holding the title of the “Best Uk Airport”, owned and operated by “MAG” group, as in airport magicians we presume, is the Uk’s third largest. The airport is located about 12 kilometres from the Manchester City centre and the Old Trafford Stadium and 12km from the City Etihad Stadium. With two runways and three terminals, it also features popular Escape Lounge in each terminal and adult – only 1903 Lounge found in Terminal 3. Add the shopping options, nearby accommodation and you get a destination not just an airport. Manchester centre is easily reachable by train, tram, bus, taxi, bike or a car if you decide on a car rental. Airport parking you can pre-book at the site of the airport here.

TRAIN & BUS MAPS

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT TRANSPORT OPTIONS

TRAINS 

Trains from the airport run every 10 minutes to the Manchester Piccadilly with an average travel time of about 20 minutes operated by TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and Arriva Trains Wales operating companies. City Etihad Stadium closest train station Ashburys Rail Station is 5 minutes from the Piccadilly. In association with Trainline, affordably priced tickets can be booked in advance. The train station is centrally located within the airport between the terminal 1 and 2. Upon arrival get a lift or escalators up 2 floors and mind that trolley can be used for the lift not on the walkway.

TRAM

There is a new Metrolink (tram) line to Cornbrook station in Manchester centre. Trams run every 12 minutes at all times apart from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm on Sundays and public holidays when they run every 15 minutes. Ticket prices and the schedule is found here. The quickest option to reach Old Trafford stadium from the airport is a direct tram line to Trafford Bar, travel time about 25 min and a 1o minute nice walk to the stadium. Getting there from the centre and the Piccadilly Railway station, 15 min.travel to Manchester United Football Ground, open on match days.

TAXI

The official taxi service of the Manchester airport is Arrow Cars, and you can book your private transfer in advance here or upon arrival at the desks found immediately outside arrivals at each terminal and Manchester airport train station.

CAR RENTAL

The most practical option is advance online booking here or if you are not comfortable putting your credit card in the online world, many of the world popular rental offices are found at the airport.

GETTING AROUND MANCHESTER

Getting around the city is very easy, whatever being your favourite way, there you will find it. Buses, trams or trains and you can use them all with System One Travelcard. Ticket prices are found here. Bike friendly Manchester offers many dedicated routes around the city or simply explore the centre on foot with a little help from the wonderful cities designated City Hosts to help you find your way. Getting to/from the Old Trafford Stadium by car is prolonged a few minutes due to the roadworks estimated to be finished around 2020 so public transport is advised. North Western Trains operate a match day only service from the City Centre Stations to the Old Trafford Station. Etihad City Stadium has a nice, signposted 25 min. walking path from the Manchester Piccadilly Station. If you can’t be bothered walking, the tram stops at Etihad Campus station and on the match days the trams run every 6 min. Ticket you need to buy before from the ticket machine found on every Metrolink platform.

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