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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old Trafford venue guide

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old Trafford venue guide

Venue Guide

The home of Lancashire Cricket Club is set to host six ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures, including India vs Pakistan and the first semi-final. 

Make sure that you get the most out of your Old Trafford experience by reading our venue guide...



To find out more about the accessible facilities and services at Old Trafford, check out the CWC19 Access Guide here.


It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!

Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at Old Trafford during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Old Trafford is located in the borough of Trafford, only 3 miles from Manchester city centre and is well connected by local tram and bus services if you want to leave the car at home.


To download the Travel Guide for Old Trafford click here. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day.


Old Trafford tram station is located right beside the cricket ground and provides the easiest and most direct link to 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.

Services to Old Trafford provide a direct link to Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station.

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


Metrolink (the tram) provides several Park and Ride options along its network. For a direct service to Old Trafford we would recommend that you use the following car parks:

Sale Water Park: 300 spaces + 16 Blue Badge spaces. Easy access of the M60. 12 minutes from Sale Water Park to Trafford Bar Station and a short walk (0.6 mile) to the ground.

East Didsbury: 302 spaces. Kingsway, Parrs Wood, M19 1TB. 28 minutes from East Didsbury to Old Trafford.

Ladywell: 250 spaces. Eccles New Road, Eccles, M6 8HD. 30 minutes from Ladywell to Old Trafford.


If travelling to Manchester by rail we recommend to arrive into Manchester Piccadilly Station or Victoria Station and connect onto a Metrolink service to Old Trafford. 

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. Plan your journey here.

If you have accessible requirements and require assistance, please make this known with your rail operator so they can ensure that you have a safe and comfortable journey.

For general rail timetable information please visit nationalrail.co.uk.


Old Trafford does not sell any match day parking on the venue however there are a number of car parks which are located near to the ground. The official car parking is located at the Manchester United Football Ground which can be purchased here. Vehicles will be directed to N3 – the North Car Park which is located off Wharfside Way.

Blue badge parking can be booked directly through Lancashire Cricket Club. To book your blue badge parking please email: ticketoffice@lancashirecricket.co.uk


Currently, the 53, 79, 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50 bus services all run within a short five-minute walk to Old Trafford.

For the latest timetable information please see: my.tfgm.com/#/planner

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.


The official ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Pick Up Drop Off is located in Trafford College. This is a short walk from the ground and the pedestrian walking route is via Talbot Road. This Pick Up Drop Off will be available on all matches except for the June 18 (ENG v AFG) and June 27 (WIN v IND). This location will be sign posted and staffed to assist with any of your Uber enquiries. Alternatively there is an official Hackney taxi rank located at Old Trafford Football Stadium on Sir Matt Busby Way and this is only 450m away from the ground.  


If you are local to the area, walking is a great way to get around. World Cup Cricketeers will be along the route to help answer any questions and guide you to the ground!


Old Trafford
Talbot Road
M16 0PX


Keep an eye out for important match day information by following the Lancashire Cricket social media accounts:

Twitter: @LancsCricket
Facebook: facebook.com/LancashireCricketOfficial
Instagram: instagram.com/lancashirecricket

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