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Buses to the Football

Are you ready for 2021/2022 season?

For City home games, there’s extra football buses on service 216, both to and from the match.
For United home games, services 250, 255, 256 and X50 run close to Old Trafford, from Piccadilly Gardens. 

Please take a moment to check the details below.

To keep up to date with latest information on match day, you can follow us on twitter @StagecoachGM. Our customer service team will be there to help you with any queries from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm at weekends. 

Great Value Travel

If you’re just travelling on the football bus, you can buy a single ticket with cash or contactless payments.

If you’re making a few bus journeys travelling to the match you may find a DayRider ticket a better option. There’s tickets for adults, children and groups. You can buy these tickets on the Stagecoach app or from the bus driver.

You can also use your megarider, student bus pass, if you already have a ticket for travelling with us on other days too. 

Travelling on non-match days.

Don’t forget we run services past the Etihad and Old Trafford every day of the week, so whether you’re visiting the Club Shop or even going on the tour of the ground, why not  plan your journey with us on the Stagecoach app

 

Buses for Manchester City

Getting to the match 

Services 216 and 231 run to The Etihad Stadium from Stand D in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.

Extra football buses start running on service 216 from 90 minutes before kick off, until 30 mins before kick off.

After the match

Special football buses run from Ashton New Road to Manchester city centre from 10 minutes after the final whistle until around 30 minutes after the final whistle.

The Police close Ashton New Road for while after the game so that fans can leave safely. If you are looking to catch a scheduled service 216 or 231 bus, these services are diverted to run via Great Ancoats Street, Ashton Old Road, Pottery Lane, Ashton New Road in both directions. 

Next matches

We've listed for you below the next few home games, or you can check the full fixture list on the Manchester City website. 

  • EPL: 21st August 15:00: City v Norwich City
  • EPL: 28th August 12:30: City v Arsenal
  • EPL: 18th September 15:00 United v Southampton
 

Buses for Manchester United

Getting to the match

Services 250, 255, 256 and X50 run close to Old Trafford, from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.

Match day diversions

On match days, the Police close some roads around the ground from one hour before kick-off to until after one hour after the final whistle.
During the road closures, services 250, 255, 256 and X50 will follow a diversion, so if you’re catching the bus around this time, please make sure you check for any temporary stops that may affect your journey.

Service X50
Towards The Trafford Centre, after Trafford bar, buses will run along Talbot Road, Chester Road, Davyhulme Road, Park Road and Barton Dock Road to The Trafford Centre.
Returning from the Trafford Centre to Manchester, buses will follow the diversion in the reverse direction.

Service 250
Towards Trafford Centre, from White City, buses will run along Chester Road, Davyhulme Road, Park Road and then the normal route along Barton Dock Road to The Trafford Centre.
Returning from the Trafford Centre to Manchester, buses will follow the diversion in the reverse direction.

Services 255 and 256
Towards Partington and Flixton, after Trafford Bar buses will run along Talbot Road to Chester Road then will follow their normal routes.
Returning to Manchester, buses will follow the diversion in the reverse direction.

Next matches

We've listed for you below the next few home games, or you can check the full fixture list on the Manchester United website. 

  • EPL: 11th September 15:00: United v Newcastle
  • EPL: 25th September 15:00 United v Aston Villa 
 

Buses for Stockport County

Services 11, 323, 328 and 368 run to Edgeley Park from Stockport bus station.

You'll find a list of Stockport County fixtures here.

 

Buses for Wigan Athletic

Service 4 runs closest to the DW Stadium from Wigan town centre. The stadium is around a 10 min walk away.

You'll find a list of Wigan Athletic fixtures here.