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There are 8 ways to get from London to Old Trafford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$110 - $169

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$20 - $27

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road

$96 - $141

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London to Old Trafford 200.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, line 263 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the line 263 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Old Trafford, Warwick Road

$98 - $299

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$89 - $347

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$71 - $190

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train, line 263 bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the line 263 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Old Trafford, Warwick Road

$102 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to train which costs £80 - £130 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Old Trafford, Warwick Road via Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between London and Old Trafford is 164 miles. The road distance is 200.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Old Trafford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from London to Old Trafford, including transfers.

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London to Old Trafford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Old Trafford is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London to Old Trafford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from London to Old Trafford.
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  • Distance: 163.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between London, England and Old Trafford, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Old Trafford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Old Trafford every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Old Trafford, Warwick Road
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Old Trafford is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from London to Old Trafford.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 828+ hotels available in Old Trafford. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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