There are 5 ways to get from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre by bus, train, tram, taxi or car

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Bus, line 100 bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Shudehill Interchange M11
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Shudehill Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 100

$19 - $27

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Bus, train, line 2 tram, line 250 bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Lancaster City Centre, Railway Station U3r / ...
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the line 2 tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink) 2 / ...
  4. Take the line 250 bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 250

$26 - $40

Bus, line 125 bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster University, Sports Centre to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 40 / ...
  2. Take the line 125 bus from Walton-le-Dale, Chorley Road to Bolton Interchange 125
  3. Take the bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 2 / ...

$21 - $25

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre 49.4 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre 49.4 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 51 min.

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The distance between Lancaster University and Trafford Centre is 42 miles. The road distance is 49.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Trafford Centre. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 41.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Lancaster University, England and Trafford Centre, England?

You can take a bus from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre via Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) and Shudehill Interchange in around 2 h 38 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
uk.megabus.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster University, University Underpass (LANCASTER University Underpass) to Lancaster City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster University, Sports Centre to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Lancaster University, Sports Centre to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Walton-le-Dale, Chorley Road to Bolton Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lancaster University to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk

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