Grand Final travel information

Grand Final travel information

  • Heavily disrupted rail services due to strike action

  • Roads around Old Trafford also disrupted due to roadworks

  • Fans urged to consider coach travel on offer from Wigan Warriors

Make sure to plan your journey to the Grand Final and back by taking a look at our travel information

Due strike action by the RMT Union, there will be major disruption to the rail network. As a result, services between Wigan and Manchester are limited and no Northern trains are running after 7pm.

Because of this, and disruption on the roads around Old Trafford caused by roadworks and road closures ahead of Sunday’s Manchester Half-Marathon, spectators are strongly advised to:

  • Plan their journeys to and from the stadium with extra care
  • Arrive early – Manchester United advise that fans arrive at least an hour before kick-off.
  • Consider coach travel if possible. Wigan Warriors have put in place extra coaches for travelling fans. Please contact the DW Stadium ticket office on 01942 311111 to book your seat. Coach set to leave the DW Stadium at 3:30pm


Thanks to Transport for Grater Manchester, Grand Final ticket holders will receive free travel across the Metrolink network. Ticket holders MUST keep hold of their tickets for their return journeys on the tram.

However, this is expected to lead to huge demand for Metrolink services before and especially after the match. Spectators are therefore advised to note alternative Metrolink stations within walking distance of Old Trafford – particularly Trafford Bar and Exchange Quay.

Full details can be found HERE.

In addition, for those planning to attend the Women’s Super League Grand Final between Wigan and Leeds at the Manchester Regional Arena adjoining the Etihad Stadium, there is ample car parking around the Etihad Campus Metrolink station. – with direct travel across the city to Old Trafford.

Ticket for the Women’s Super League Grand Final cost #5 for adults, and free to concessions. More info HERE.

Rail Network

A limited Northern Rail train service will be in operation from 7am to 7pm only on Saturday and those trains that do run will be extremely busy.

No trains will run from the city centre to Wigan and only a very limited number of services will operate to Warrington after the final hooter at Old Trafford. It is therefore not recommended that match goers use rail services to get to and from the event.

For full details of the disruption to Northern trains caused by the RMT strike, see the Northern website -

For details of TransPennine Express services -

National Rail Enquiries -

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