Getting Here

We will continue to update this webpage and provide the latest event by event travel date for our fans so you can arrive safely, efficiently and sustainably.

We are located on the Etihad Campus, a short distance from the centre of Manchester. Our address is:

Co-op Live
1 Sports City Way
Etihad Campus
M11 3DU

More information on how to get to Co-op Live can be found on the TFGM website.

Getting Here on Foot

Co-op Live is a 30-minute walk from the heart of Manchester. From Piccadilly Station, a step-free walking route is clearly signposted through Manchester’s Ancoats, New Islington and Holt Town areas.

The route is well lit, will soon have CCTV, and helpers will be available on event days to provide support and directions. Why not travel sustainably and get your steps in?

Visit the Bee Active website take a look at the area around the Co-op Live Arena. This includes tram stops for those that would like to combine walking with Metrolink travel. Just type the postcode 'M11 3DU' for the arena and let your phone help guide you on your way.


Getting Here by Metrolink

Co-op Live has frequent trams on the Ashton-Eccles line, to the Etihad Campus stop which is directly next to the venue. Trams will run every 6 minutes from the city centre and run until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

In order to safely manage crowds post-event, Velopark and Holt Town stops will be closed.

For more information, take a look at the tram network map.

Park and Ride

If you have to drive, did you know that there are 24 Park and Ride sites in Greater Manchester, where you can park your car for free and hop on the tram to your destination? The nearest Park and Ride sites to the Co-op Live Arena are:

  • Ashton Moss (Ashton line) - 183 spaces and 12 disabled spaces
  • Ashton West (Ashton line) - 184 spaces and 11 disabled spaces
  • Ladywell (Ashton-Eccles line) - 332 spaces and 22 disabled spaces
Getting Here by Bus

If you are intending to catch a bus to or from Co-op Live, the following commercial bus services will bring you closest to the venue:

Along Alan Turing Way - a 2-minute walk from the venue

53 - Cheetham Hill - Higher Crumpsall - Old Trafford - Pendleton

Along Ashton New Road - a 10-minute walk from the venue

216 - Piccadilly Gardens - Ashton-under-Lyne - Stalybridge
230 - Piccadilly Gardens - Droylsden - Ashton-under-Lyne
231 - Piccadilly Gardens - Droylsden - Hurst - Ashton-under-Lyne

Along Oldham Road - a 20-minute walk from the venue

83 - Piccadilly Gardens - Failsworth - Oldham - Sholver
84 - Piccadilly Gardens - Hollinwood - Oldham - Lees - Uppermill
181 - Piccadilly Gardens - Chadderton - Royton - Wrens Nest
182 - Piccadilly Gardens - Chadderton - Royton - Wrens Nest

Along Ashton Old Road - a 20-minute walk from the venue

219 - Manchester City Centre - Stalybridge - Hadfield - Glossop

You can see the nearest stops to the ground with the dedicated map.

Journey times could also be impacted due to the increased levels of traffic, so be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time for your travel.

Getting Here by Bike

There are over 500 cycle parking spaces at the Etihad Campus.

Greater Manchester now also offers the option to hire bikes. Through the Beryl app, you can locate and unlock your bike, get from A to B, then safely lock your hired bike up again.

There are two bike hire points near the south-west corner of the Etihad stadium, on Ashton New Road.

To find out more about Manchester's cycle hire scheme that operates in the area, visit the dedicated cycle hire information.

You can take a look at the cycle paths around the Etihad Campus by visiting the interactive map - just scroll in on the area and discover routes to get you to your event. Bag drop will also be available on the Etihad Campus if you need it.

Getting Here by Car

We kindly ask fans to support Manchester City Council and our goal of becoming net zero carbon, avoiding travelling by car – Co-op Live’s largest emission potential.

Congestion on the roads close to the Etihad Campus will start to build from around 2 hours before each gig as event-goers begin to arrive.

If you are travelling on the road, we suggest you plan ahead. Here are some suggested times that you should add to your journey on event day:

  • Alan Turing Way (both directions): plan an additional 20 minutes into any journey by road.
  • Hyde Road (eastbound): expect an additional 15 minutes to be added to your journey.
  • Mancunian Way (westbound): plan for an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

Please be aware that travel times may vary dependent on a variety of factors including whether it is an evening or weekend concert and whether there is also a Manchester City match being played.