FA Cup final 2023: Roadworks and road closures as Man City and Man Utd fans head to London

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 Thousands of Man City and Man Utd fans will be heading by road to London as their sides meet in the FA Cup Final

Fans of Manchester City and Manchester United will be heading down to Wembley this weekend for the FA Cup Final. The showpiece match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday June 3. 

With train strikes set to impact services the day before and the day of the final, many fans will be hitting the motorways to get down to the capital. Coach seats are available for the trip and can be booked in advance now. 

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Fans will be hoping to have a smooth journey down to London from Manchester to make sure they arrive in plenty of time. According to Google Maps, the journey time from Manchester to London is between 3.5 and 5.5 hours depending on the time of day and route you take. 

The 200 or so miles between Manchester can be driven on the M6 and M1 motorways. Depending on the route you take you may or may not need to pay the M6 toll. 

Ahead of the match, we’ve taken a look to see if there is any planned disruption on the route down to Manchester. For full information and live updates visit Highways England

Planned lane closures on route from Manchester to London- M6

  • M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A from 9pm on June 3 to 6am on June 4- all lanes closed

  • M6 northbound between junctions J21A and J22 from 9pm on June 3 2023 to 6am on June 4- two lanes closed

  • M6 northbound between junctions J17 and J18 from 9am on June 4 to 5am on June 5 2023

Planned lane closures on route from Manchester to London- M1 

Football fans from Manchester will be hitting the roads for the FA Cup FinalFootball fans from Manchester will be hitting the roads for the FA Cup Final
Football fans from Manchester will be hitting the roads for the FA Cup Final
  • M1 southbound between junctions J5 and J1 11pm on 2 June 2023 to 6am on June 3 2023

  • The M1 southbound between junctions J24 and J23A expect disruption everyday between 8pm and 5am from June 3 to June 5

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