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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$110 - $170

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Bus  •  5 h 32 min

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

$21 - $26

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$111 - $170

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London to Old Trafford 200.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$96 - $291

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 58 min

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

$87 - $339

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 11 min

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

$69 - $182

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train, line 5 tram  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
  3. Take the line 5 tram from Victoria (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)

$106 - $251

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The cheapest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 32 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 38 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, Matt Busby Way (Brick Warehouse) via Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 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 38 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 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 38 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £230 and takes 3 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 38 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 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
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
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 London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Victoria (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
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
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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