There are 11 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$141 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester National Express

$35 - $49

9 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$82 - $172

Train, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station Tp

$87 - $122

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford 192.2 miles

$40 - $60

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$127 - $326

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 3 min

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

$115 - $369

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 31 min

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

$100 - $220

Train, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$68 - $289

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria

$140 - $288

Train, train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Norwich
  3. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$116 - $298

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Old Trafford, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), and Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink) in around 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford via Milton Keynes Coachway, Manchester, Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower), and Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) in around 7 h 2 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$41
Business
$38
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$27
First
$43
Business
$41
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
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
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford?

The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Old Trafford is 245 km. The road distance is 308 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford?

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 7 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford?

The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford is to drive which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £29 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Old Trafford?

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Old Trafford, Wharfside Way/Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) via Milton Keynes Coachway and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford?

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Old Trafford, including transfers.