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

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  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$112 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$22 - $26

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 38 min

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

$50 - $147

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 - $340

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

$70 - $183

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train, line 5 tram  •  4 h 32 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)

$107 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £80 - £130.

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The distance between London and Old Trafford is 262 km. The road distance is 321 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from London to Old Trafford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London 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, Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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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 $110 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Old Trafford every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $26
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 Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $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

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