The easiest way to reach Old Trafford Cricket Ground by train is via the main stations in the city centre, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Both these stations are served by trains from across the country and are linked to Old Trafford by the Metrolink tram network, which has a stop right at the stadium. The Metrolink also connects the cricket ground with Deansgate station and Altincham station, for other local and regional services.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 22:30
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:00 - 22:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATM notes
 Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
Web kioskUnavailable
Web kiosk hours<table><thead><th>Day</th><th>Opening Hours</th></thead><tr><td>Weekdays</td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr></table>
Staff Help notes
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Mobility assistance is available booked through the relevant Train Operating Company. Please see the Network Rail Website for contact information.
Customer Service notes

Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameLong Stay Short stay / Drop off
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA
Car parking spaces903
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces43
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:30
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30


Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available

Tickets Accepted

Virgin Only First tickets - Virgin First Open or Virgin Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks. 


Wi-Fi is available 


Showers are not available

About Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Old Trafford Cricket Ground is the home of Manchester Cricket Club as well as Lancashire County Cricket Club. It opened way back in 1857 and is the second oldest test match venue in England after Lord's. Over its 150 years, it has been the venue for some major matches and iconic moments in cricket, including World Cup semi-finals and the legendary 'Ball of the Century' bowled by Shane Warne in 1993. It is also occasionally used for major music concerts.

Test match tickets can be hard to come by, but it is relatively straightforward to order tickets for Lancashire County Cricket matches via the website. 

One of the newest developments at Old Trafford Cricket Ground is The Point, a 1,000-seater stand that also houses a conference centre. It is open all year round for trade fairs, exhibitions, and other corporate events. The Kukri Store at the ground sells Lancashire County Cricket Club merchandise and is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Departures and arrivals from Manchester Piccadilly

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Manchester Piccadilly station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express09:5113On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales09:53On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast09:558On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express09:5814Late
to HuddersfieldTransPennine Express09:581On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern09:525On time
from HadfieldNorthern09:542On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express09:5714Late
from BuxtonNorthern09:583Late
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern10:1013Late

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