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There are 6 ways to get from London to Old Trafford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£72 - £238

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Bus  •  5h 32m

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

£11 - £15

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Train via Nottingham  •  5h 1m

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

£102 - £150

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Old Trafford 199.9 miles

£30 - £45

Fly from London Heathrow  •  3h 21m

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

£52 - £205

Train to Southampton, fly  •  4h 19m

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

£81 - £417

London to Old Trafford by train, tram and walk

The journey time between London and Old Trafford is around 2h 44m and covers a distance of around 187 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 33m. Operated by Avanti West Coast and Metrolink, the London to Old Trafford service departs from London Euston and arrives in Old Trafford. Typically 242 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 44m
Fastest journey time:
2h 33m
Services per week:
242
Cheapest price:
£72
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:16
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Old Trafford train, tram and walk schedules

London → Old Trafford
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Old Trafford is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Old Trafford is to train which costs £70 - £240 and takes 2h 41m.

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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, Warwick Road via Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Old Trafford. However, there are services departing from London Euston and arriving at Pomona via Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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It is 164 miles from London to Old Trafford. It is approximately 199.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London to Old Trafford without a car is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs £70 - £240.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from London to Old Trafford, including transfers.

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London to Old Trafford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Old Trafford train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Old Trafford is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs £70 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5h 32m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £210 and takes 3h 21m.

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Map of how to get from London to Old Trafford.
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  • Distance: 163.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £65 - £240 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St every 3 hours. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£60 - £90
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£40 - £60
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
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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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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London to Old Trafford train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Old Trafford is 200 miles. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from London to Old Trafford.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 376+ hotels available in Old Trafford. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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