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There are 7 ways to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£69 - £245

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Bus  •  6h 47m

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

£12 - £18

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Train via Nottingham  •  5h 54m

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

£99 - £157

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Big Ben to Old Trafford 203.3 miles

£30 - £45

Subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£54 - £201

Train to Southampton, fly  •  4h 41m

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

£81 - £437

Subway to London City, fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to Canning Town station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Manchester (MAN) LCY - MAN

£102 - £361

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The cheapest way to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Big Ben to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from Westminster, Parliament Square and arriving at Old Trafford, Warwick Road via London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Big Ben station to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from Embankment station and arriving at Exchange Quay via London Euston and Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Big Ben and Old Trafford is 164 miles. The road distance is 203.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs £65 - £250.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford, including transfers.

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Big Ben to Old Trafford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Big Ben to Old Trafford train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs £65 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Big Ben to Old Trafford.
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  • Distance: 164.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Big Ben, England and Old Trafford, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £240 and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St every 3 hours. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from London City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£55 - £90
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£40 - £60
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Westminster station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Westminster station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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

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

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Big Ben to Old Trafford train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Big Ben to Old Trafford is 203 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Big Ben to Old Trafford.

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

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There are 377+ hotels available in Old Trafford. Prices start at £75 per night.

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