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

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Recommended option

Train, line 2 bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Blackburn
  2. Take the train from Blackburn to Bolton
  3. Take the line 2 bus from Bolton, Bridgeman Street to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 2

$12 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 38 bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St X43
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Swinton Church 38

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Bus, line 2 bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson to Bolton National Express
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station 2

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre 35.2 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre 35.2 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre is to bus and line 38 bus which costs £2 - £3 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson Station station to Trafford Centre station. However, there are services departing from Nelson, Bus Station and arriving at intu Trafford Centre Bus Station via Piccadilly Gardens and Swinton Shopping Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Nelson Station and Trafford Centre is 26 miles. The road distance is 35.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre without a car is to train and line 2 bus which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £9 - £15.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre, including transfers.

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Nelson Station to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by The Burnley Bus Company, arrive at Nelson, Bus Station.

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Nelson Station to Trafford Centre bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, arrive at Swinton Church station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson Station to Trafford Centre is 35 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre.

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There are 758+ hotels available in Trafford Centre. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre.
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  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Nelson Station, England and Trafford Centre, England?

You can take a bus from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St, Piccadilly Gardens, Swinton Church, and Swinton Shopping Centre in around 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackburn to Bolton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bolton, Bridgeman Street to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Bolton Interchange to intu Trafford Centre Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Swinton Church
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Nelson to Bolton
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Nelson Station to Trafford Centre
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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