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Swansea ticket and travel guide

Liberty Stadium
Premier League
Saturday August 17, kick off 17:30

For the second year running, United have got 2,076 tickets at £45 for adults and £22.50 for over 65s and under 21s.

Applications closed at 08:00 on Monday July 29 and results were due to be announced that afternoon.

Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 3D will all show the match live.

You can also watch the match live online using links on Wiziwig.

You can watch highlights on BBC1’s Match of the Day from 22:30.


This section will be updated five days before the game



Car – £80
There are four possible routes. 

Route 1
– 242 miles, roughly four hours and five minutes*
M6, M5, M4, A4067

Route 2 – 186 miles, roughly 4 hours and 25 minutes
M56, A483, A5, A483, M4, A4067

Route 3 – 200 miles, roughly four hours and 40 minutes
M56, A483, A5, A49, A4112, A438, A470, A465, M4, A4067

Route 4
– 235 miles, roughly four hours and 5 minutes
M6, M50, A40, A449, M4, A4067

*Petrol will cost about £80, but people taking route 1 will have to pay an extra £3.50 for crossing the Severn Bridge

Parking – free
Don’t park at the retail park near the ground. You’ll get a parking ticket or, worse, clamped.

The club charges £6 per car for a park-and-ride scheme at the Velindre old steel works site. Come off the M4 at junction 46 and you’ll see it signposted.

Buses will be waiting outside the North Stand after the game to take you back to the car park.

If you leave the M4 at junction 45, take the A4067 for a few miles and then, at the second roundabout, turn right onto Cwm Level Road.

There should be some free restriction-free places on the left but, if not, try Trewyddfa Road (pronounced Trewthva) or any of the surrounding streets.

From there, it’s a 10-minute walk to the stadium.

Train - £25 one way

NOTE: You can’t get back to Manchester on the night of the game, so you will have to travel home the next day or find another way.

Getting there

Getting there
Leave Piccadilly 05:11 06:00 06:30 07:07 07:30 08:07 08:30 09:07 09:30
Arrive Crewe 05:41
Leave Crewe 05:55
Arrive Bristol Parkway 08:53 09:53 10:54 11:53
Leave Bristol Parkway 09:08 10:08 11:08 12:08
Arrive Swansea 09:57 10:43 10:55 11:43 11:56 12:43 12:55 13:43 13:55
Journey time 04:46 04:43 04:25 04:36 04:26 04:36 04:25 04:36 04:25
One-way cost £31 N/A £25 N/A £25 N/A £31 N/A £25

From the station It’s a half-hour walk. Turn left out of the station and walk up Strywd Fawr.

When you see the council high-rise buildings on your left, take a right onto Dyfatty Street and walk all the way up to the ground.

Alternatively, turn right out of the station, take the next left and walk straight on to th Quadrant Bus Station. 

From there, you can take the 4, 4a, 120, 122, 125 or 132 bus to the stadium. It costs £4.20 for a return ticket.

Or you can pay £3.50 for a taxi.


High Street Cabs: 01792 462 666
Yellow Cabs: 01792 644 446
Station Cabs: 01792 477 477

Getting back

You can’t get back to Manchester by train after the game – the nearest you can make it is Crewe.

To do this, take the 19:52 from Swansea, arrive in Cardiff at 20:46, leave at 20:55 and arriving into Crewe at 23:53. It costs £18 one way.

Matchday coaches – £28

On behalf of United, Thomas Cook Sport is running coaches to the game, with the price still to be announced.

The coaches will leave from the W2 car park at Old Trafford, with the departure time confirmed on booking.

We will bring you details and a booking option when more information is announced.

The Betty Bus is sold out.

It will leave from Chorlton Street Coach Starion in Manchester city centre at 08:00 and will pick up at the Bishop’s Blaize pub as well at 08:15 and return after the game,

Champion Sport Tours is running coaches to this game, with places costing £28 per person.

The coaches leave from the Bishops Blaize pub in Chester Road close to Old Trafford at 08:00 and return after the game, dropping off at the Blaize.

To book, call 0161 282 1966 or email debbie@mufctravel.com Please mention redsaway.com when booking.

Public coaches
National Express runs coaches between Manchester and Swansea, but there are no coaches that will get you home on the night of the game.

In all honesty though, it really isn’t worth it as you mostly have to change coaches once or twice and it takes between seven or nine hours to get there, as opposed to four-and-a-half on the train.

Megabus runs services between Manchester and Cardiff, but there is no way of getting back after the game and, even if you went one way, it only costs £6 less than the direct train to Swansea, so it’s not worth it.


There are no direct planes between Manchester/Liverpool and Cardiff on the day of the game.
 Can you suggest ways to improve this information or can you recommend any pubs? Email us at redsaway@hotmail.co.uk with suggestions and feedback.

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