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There are 5 ways to get from Nelson to Trafford Park by train, tram, bus, taxi or car

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Train, tram  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Rose Grove
  2. Take the train from Rose Grove to Manchester Victoria
  3. Take the tram from Victoria to Cornbrook
  4. Take the tram from Cornbrook to Parkway

£17 - £29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Burnley, Bus Station M5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street X43
  3. Take the bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Park, Lake Road X50

Line 6 bus, bus  •  3h

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Marsden Park, Clough Road to Burnley, Bus Station 6
  2. Take the bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street X43

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nelson to Trafford Park 37.4 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Nelson to Trafford Park 37.4 miles

£5 - £9

Nelson to Trafford Park by train and tram

The journey time between Nelson and Trafford Park is around 2h 27m and covers a distance of around 38 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Northern Rail and Metrolink, the Nelson to Trafford Park service departs from Nelson and arrives in Parkway. Typically 96 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 27m
Fastest journey time:
1h 44m
Journey distance:
38 miles
Services per week:
96
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:16
Last service departs at:
23:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nelson to Trafford Park train and tram schedules

Nelson → Trafford Park
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Trafford Park is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Trafford Park is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson station to Trafford Park. However, there are services departing from Nelson, Bus Station and arriving at Trafford Park, Lake Road via Burnley, Bus Station and Piccadilly Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nelson to Trafford Park. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at Parkway via Rose Grove, Victoria and Cornbrook. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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It is 26 miles from Nelson to Trafford Park. It is approximately 37.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Trafford Park without a car is to train and tram which takes 2h 18m and costs £17 - £30.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Nelson to Trafford Park, including transfers.

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Nelson to Trafford Park bus services, operated by Transdev Burnley & Pendly, depart from Nelson, Bus Station.

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Nelson to Trafford Park train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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Nelson to Trafford Park bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, arrive at Trafford Park, Lake Road station.

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Trafford Park.
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  • Distance: 25.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 18m

What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and Trafford Park, England?

You can take a bus from Nelson to Trafford Park via Burnley, Bus Station, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street, and Piccadilly Gardens in around 2h 37m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Rose Grove
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£3 - £4
Anytime Day 1st Class
£4 - £6
Train from Rose Grove to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£10 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £18
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
tfgm.com
Tram from Victoria to Cornbrook
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Metrolink
Tram from Cornbrook to Parkway
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Metrolink
Bus operators
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Rossendale Transport
Phone
01706 390520
Email
getintouch@rossobus.com
Website
rossobus.com
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Rossendale Transport
Bus from Marsden Park, Clough Road to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Rossendale Transport
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Park, Lake Road
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Other operators
Taxi from Nelson to Trafford Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Greenline Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 860 011
Escort Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 868 788
BCN Private Hire
Phone
+44 1282 866 660
Town Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 838 882
Doubletop Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 420 028
Burnley & Crown Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 455 555
Website
burnleytaxis.co.uk
Alan's 1st Choice Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 778 833
Website
minibusespadiham.co.uk

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Nelson to Trafford Park train services, operated by Metrolink, arrive at Parkway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Trafford Park is 37 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Nelson to Trafford Park.

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