There are 4 ways to get from Stretford to Lancaster by tram, train, bus or car

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Line 2 tram, train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 2 tram from Stretford (Manchester Metrolink) to Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) 2
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster

$21 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

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

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Deansgate to Preston
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, George Street (George Street Stand D) 40 / ...

$27 - $33

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Stretford to Lancaster 52.8 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Stretford to Lancaster is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stretford to Lancaster is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stretford to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Stretford, Park Road (House 148) and arriving at Lancaster via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Stretford and Lancaster is 46 miles. The road distance is 52.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Stretford to Lancaster without a car is to line 2 tram and train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Stretford to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Stretford to Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Stretford to Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stretford to Lancaster is 53 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Stretford to Lancaster.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Stretford, England and Lancaster, England?

National Express operates a bus from Stretford to Lancaster twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Stretford (Manchester Metrolink) to Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Deansgate to Preston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, George Street (George Street Stand D)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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