Practical information

In this section you will find information related to venue and accommodation arrangements. Please keep in mind that travel and accommodation costs are at the expense of the participants. For Interreg Europe project partners, the travel and accommodation costs can be claimed through the progress reports and be reimbursed by the programme.

We suggest that you book your flights and hotel as soon as possible after receiving a confirmation email from us.


Old Trafford Stadium (Manchester), Sir Matt Busby Way,

1999 Suite, North East Quadrant, Entrance E4




In Old Trafford

Hotel Football Old Trafford (****)
+44 161 751 0430

Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (****)
+44 161 868 7100

Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays (***)
+44 871 902 1623

Chesters Hotel & Restaurant (***)
+44 161 877 5375

Welcome to Manchester!

Manchester is renowned for its entertainment, with a plethora of cinemas and theatre. There are many opportunities to go sightseeing in Greater Manchester, with a number of walking tours, bus and taxi tours such as the hop-on hop-off Sightseeing Manchester.


For further information on Manchester, please visit

Local transport


The Metrolink service operates a frequent service from the City Centre (including Victoria & Piccadilly Stations) to Old Trafford station which is situated within a five minute walk of the footballground.
Metrolink enquiries: 0161 205 2000
North Western Trains operate a matchday only service from City Centre Stations direct to Old Trafford Stadium where the station is located alongside the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand. Due to the varied kick off times it is advisable to telephone National Rail for train times.
National Rail enquiries: 0845 748 4950

For full details visit


If you are travelling by taxi, why not use the Uber app to get a safe, reliable ride with a licensed partner-driver to and from Old Trafford. It only takes a few taps to request your ride, and a partner-driver will be with you within just a few minutes.
Manchester Airport: Approximately 20-30 minutes – £35
Piccadilly Station: Approximately 15 minutes – £10

What to do if you miss your flight?

According to EU legislation, all passengers departing from/arriving in an EU country (or Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) with a carrier licensed in the EU are entitled to a specific set of rights upon conditions. 

  • If your flight is cancelled, the airline must give you the choice between reimbursement or rerouting (you have the right to assistance while waiting). You may also be entitled to additional compensation (€125-€600) under some conditions.
  • For long delays, you may be entitled to assistance and to compensation, depending on the delay length and flight distance.
  • If you are denied boarding, you also have the choice between reimbursement or rerouting. You may also be entitled to compensation. If you choose re-routing, you are entitled to assistance if necessary.
  • The airline must always inform you about your rights.
  • If your luggage is lost, damaged or delayed, you may be entitled to compensation from the airline of up to about €1200.
  • For damaged luggage, you need to file your claim within 7 days of receiving your luggage (21 days for delayed luggage).

For more information, please visit EU Consumer Centres Network.

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