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getting from manchester airpor to trafford centre

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getting from manchester airpor to trafford centre

can anyone tell me the best form of transport from airport to trafford centre?train or bus.

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1. Re: getting from manchester airpor to trafford centre

Slightly tricky at the moment because repairs to the MetroLink tram tracks in the centre of Manchester. So instead of the normal route, I suggest bus from the airport to Altrincham, then MetroLink to Stretford, then bus to the Trafford Centre. If that's too much bother then hire a car for the day or use a taxi.

Or - since the shopping is MUCH better in the centre of Manchester than in the Trafford Centre - just get a train from the airport to Manchester Picadilly and then use the free shuttle buses to get round Manchester city centre.

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2. Re: getting from manchester airpor to trafford centre

Hi,

The #18 bus will take you to The Trafford Centre. You can catch it at the airport bus station, there's a bus every 30 minutes.

Good luck.

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3. Re: getting from manchester airpor to trafford centre

I agree about shopping in the city centre - it is definitely much better. You have all the designer shops on King Street, and then you walk through past Hermes to St. Annes Square and then straight on towards Selfridges, Zara, French Connection, Harvey Nichols, etc, and then you have the Arndale centre and the Triangle at the end.

You can see a couple of museums, etc, while you are at it, and go on the big wheel. You can also get some decent grub rather than the chain outlets in the Trafford centre (which are also present in the city centre, but there is more variety - especially in Chinatown - Europe's largest).

Or do the city centre first and then the Trafford Centre (it is open late - until 10 pm)

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