There are 8 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre by train, tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Eccles

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 060 bus, line 250 bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 060 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station 060 / ...
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 250

$6

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Line 6 tram, line 250 bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 6 tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink) 6
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 250

$7

Line 288 bus, bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 288 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Altrincham Interchange 288
  2. Take the bus from Altrincham Interchange to intu Trafford Centre, Old Barton Road (Golf Range) 245 / ...

$10

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre 10.8 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre 10.8 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  12 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Trafford Centre 10.8 miles

$45 - $70

Uber  •  12 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre 10.8 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) station to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport The Station and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Trafford Centre is 8 miles. The road distance is 10.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs £5 - £9.

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport The Station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre is to train which takes 54 min and costs £5 - £9. Alternatively, you can line 060 bus and line 250 bus, which costs £4 - £5 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, arrive at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre is 11 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 7.8 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Trafford Centre, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre via Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum) in around 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Trafford Bar to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Hart St (Tuc Museum) to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
nationalexpress.com
D & G Coach & Bus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Altrincham Interchange
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Arriva North West
Phone
0344 800 44 11
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Altrincham Interchange to intu Trafford Centre, Old Barton Road (Golf Range)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Altrincham Interchange to intu Trafford Centre, Old Barton Road (Golf Range)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
manct.org
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$19 - $28
UberX
$22 - $35
Assist
$22 - $35
Exec
$30 - $45
UberXL
$30 - $50
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Trafford Centre
Estimated price
$45 - $70

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