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Key matchday info for Man City supporters

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You’ve successfully applied for your ticket! You’ll receive your mobile ticket/s on the UEFA Mobile Tickets app closer to the match. You’ll get an email when your ticket/s have been sent to you.

Here you can find all important travel and Fan Zone information to make your trip to Istanbul as enjoyable as possible.

🛂 Travel to Istanbul

📍 Arriving in Türkiye

Entry and visa requirements from the UK

UK citizens do not require a visa to enter Türkiye but you will need your passport to enter the country. Your passport must be valid for at least 150 days from the date of entry. Visit the UK Government’s Foreign Travel Advice for more entry requirements information.

If you are coming from outside the EU, you may need an e-visa to enter the country. Have a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs page for more visa information. Visit our travel page for general overview and our accessibility page if you require additional information.

🛬 Charter Flights and Coaches

Charter Flights to Istanbul

If you're travelling as part of an organised group on a charter flight from England, you'll touch down at Istanbul Airport (IST) at Pier B. Follow the signage and look out for our friendly airport volunteers should you need any assistance.

Download map

💡 Charter flight tips

🎒 Travel light without check-in luggage. Keep in mind bags larger than A4 size won't be allowed inside the stadium.

🛫 Have your return boarding pass ready before you touch down in Istanbul. This will significantly speed up the departure process after the match.

↪️ Onward travel from the airport will be determined by the time you land. Matchday traffic is unpredictable and it will take longer than you expect.

➡️ If you arrive BEFORE 13:00 on matchday – onward travel will go to the transport hub in Yenikapi.

➡️ If you arrive AFTER 13:00 on matchday – onward travel will take you directly to your Fan Zone at the stadium.


🏟️ Coaches to Atatürk Olympic Stadium for fans travelling on charter flights need to be booked in advance.

⚠️ Please check with your tour operator to ensure that your coach from the airport to the transport hub or to the stadium has been booked.

🚍 Your coach to the stadium will be waiting for you just outside of the terminal – please see the map above for details. After the match, all coaches will be in the coach parking area by the Fan Zone, so head straight there after the final whistle.

🏆 On matchday

⚠️ Travel tip

• Istanbul traffic can be heavy and unpredictable. You’re almost guaranteed to take significantly longer to travel across the city, so leave enough time in your planning!

• Do not travel by taxi.

🆓 Free matchday travel

All ticket holders can access shuttle buses and selected public transport services* for free on matchday when using the UCL Fan Pass on the Champions League app.

For detailed info how to travel for free, the services included and more, please check our general travel page.

Free travel info

*Please be aware that buses and Metro line 11 from/to IST Airport are NOT included in the free travel programme.

🚇 Public transport

We don’t recommend using public transport to get the stadium on matchday if you’re a Man City supporter, as you will arrive at the wrong side of Atatürk Olympic Stadium. The shuttle buses are a much more convenient option.

To use public transport for travel within the city, you can use the Metro Istanbul network map to plan your route from the airport. Be aware that you will have to make multiple changes to get to your desired location.

As a ticket holder, activate your UCL Fan Pass on the UEFA Champions League app to travel for free on metro* and tram services on matchday.

🚌 Shuttle buses

Dedicated shuttle buses will operate from both Istanbul (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen International (SAW) airports for ticket holders only. This is the most convenient option as you will be able to jump on a shuttle bus to the city centre or the stadium, depending on the time of your arrival.

• To board, you will need to show your UCL Fan Pass to the driver.

• Allow plenty of time when using these services and get to the stadium early to soak up the atmosphere in the Fan Zone.

• All shuttles are fully accessible.

Download schedule

🚏 Transport Hub

The Man City Transport Hub is conveniently located in Yenikapi, close to the UEFA Champions Festival. It's also just an easy 35-minute walk or a short metro ride from the popular area of Sultanahmet, in case you have time to explore the city before heading to the Fan Zone at the stadium.

📍 Yenikapi

🚌 The hub is served by:

• Shuttle bus stop for services from the airports (before 13:00)

• Shuttle bus stop for services to the Fan Zone at the stadium

The shuttle buses will begin leaving for the stadium at 13:00. Allow plenty of time when using these services and get to the stadium early to soak up the atmosphere in the Man City Fan Zone (south of the stadium).

⚠️ Please note that no services or facilities will be provided at the transport hub.

What if I’m staying in another area of Istanbul?

Hop on the tram or metro to the Man City Transport Hub and catch the shuttle bus to the Fan Zone from here. The closest public transport stops to the Man City transport hub are:

🚇 Metro - stop Yenikapi, then 10-minute walk

🚋 Tram – stop Aksaray, then 25-minute walk

I’m a Man City supporter staying in Beşiktaş / Taksim, can I jump on the shuttles from the Inter Transport Hub?

The Transport Hub in Beşiktaş is dedicated to Inter supporters. The Inter shuttles arrive at the opposite side of the stadium, and you would have to walk another 25 minutes to get to the Man City Fan Zone. We strongly recommend you take the metro to go to the Man City Transport Hub in Yenikapi.

🚇 Metro M2: Taksim → Yenikapi (10 minutes)

🚶Walk 10 minutes to the Man City Transport Hub

Download the map

🎊 Fan Zone for ticket holders (from 14:00)

The celebrations will be in full swing on matchday at the Man City Fan Zone, 500m from the stadium, with live entertainment, food and drink kiosks and lots more. It’ll be the perfect gathering spot to meet fellow supporters and take in the atmosphere in the hours before the final and then make your way on foot to your seats (10 minutes).

Make your way here early so you can make the most of your experience and don’t have to worry about matchday traffic.

💡 Key information

📅 Saturday 10 June
🕑 Open 14:00 – 20:00
🎫 Ticket holders only (checks will be in place)
🌆 Re-opens after final whistle for spectators departing the stadium to purchase food and soft drinks and use of toilet facilities.

Fan Zone activities confirmed ✨

Man City have a packed schedule for their Fan Zone in the lead up to the final. The ‘City Square’ show will be hosted by Danny Jackson, Wingman, Natalie Pike and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay, while City Square ‘East’ will feature special guest appearances from Sky Blues legends.

As the atmosphere builds fans will have the chance to get on stage and compete for great City prizes with Wingman and you can expect live performances from Paul Hand on guitar and DJ Jamie Leech.

Elsewhere in the Fan Zone Man City supporters can snap a photo, with the double winners, bringing the Premier League and FA Cup trophies, roaming face painters will be getting you matchday ready and don’t miss Moonchester and Moonbeam who will be joining in on the pre-match the celebrations.

🏟️ Stadium rules and entry

Football wouldn’t exist without supporters like you, and your love for football is what makes the atmosphere unlike anything else.

We want everyone to feel welcome and we want you to have a memorable night. So remember to always show good sportsmanship for both teams, all players and the match officials, and we kindly ask you to stay in your designated seats.

Stadium access and entry

You’ll only be able to access your seats through the gates indicated on your ticket. Have a look at the stadium map to locate your gates.

Stadium rules

Keep in mind that stadium rules may differ from what you are used to

🎒 Bag policy

You can only enter the stadium with bags no bigger than A4, so if you’re coming directly to the stadium, it’s best not to bring a bag at all if possible.

🚫 No coins please!

It’s important to check your pockets for coins of any currency, before heading to the match as they won’t be allowed into the stadium. But don’t worry, all concessions and Fan Shops in the stadium accept card payments.

🔋Power banks

You can bring a small power bank, no larger than your phone.

For more information, check out the stadium page.

Download stadium rules

Download map

⚽ After the final whistle

Head back towards the Fan Zone to access the shuttle buses and coaches heading to your desired location, either one of the airports or Yenikapi Metro Station!

🛫 Supporters on charter flights

If your charter flight is scheduled to depart right after the match, please confirm with your tour operator that a coach from the stadium to the airport has been booked for you. If this is the case, your coach will pick you up at P25, located by the Fan Zone.

🚌 Public transport after the match

With a 22:00 kick-off and the Trophy Ceremony after the match, you can expect the celebrations at the stadium to be over at around 00:20. If there's extra time or penalties, expect the action on the pitch to continue until 01:15. As you know football is unpredictable and things can always change. These times should be considered estimates!

Shuttle bus services will begin after the final whistle and be running at maximum occupancy to both airports and Yenikapi Metro Station.

💡 Useful info

🚨 Local emergency services

Sometimes unforeseen accidents happen. We want you to stay safe in Istanbul so if you are involved in an emergency of any kind, immediately contact the numbers below:

Police: 155

Fire: 110

Ambulance: 112

📍 British Consulate – Providing services to British nationals visiting Türkiye

British nationals who require urgent assistance whilst in Türkiye should contact the British Consulate General in Istanbul.

📞 +90 212 334 6400 (24/7 helpline)

🏢 British Consulate General, Meşrutiyet Cad No 42, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, 34435 Istanbul