There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Old Trafford by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Sheffield  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

$30 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus High Peak  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station Tp / ...

$19 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly

$30 - $85

Bus National Express  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Manchester National Express

$24 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Old Trafford 106.7 miles

$22 - $35

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Old Trafford via Sheffield, Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), and Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink) in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Old Trafford via Birmingham, Manchester, Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower), and Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leicester to Old Trafford?

The distance between Leicester and Old Trafford is 120 km. The road distance is 171 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leicester to Old Trafford?

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £13 - £15 and takes 6 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leicester to Old Trafford?

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Old Trafford is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £16 - £24.

Is there a direct bus between Leicester and Old Trafford?

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) via Birmingham and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Leicester to Old Trafford?

It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Leicester to Old Trafford, including transfers.