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Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

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Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Hi I'm travelling to Manchester on Monday staying in premier Inn dale street so I'm taking the train from airport to Piccadilly is this correct?

I would like to go to the Trafford Centre on the Tuesday can I get there from Piccadilly station I'm confused between Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens...

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1. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Yes, catch one of the many trains from the airport station for the 20 minute trip to Piccadilly Station. Your hotel is a few minutes walk from the station's main entrance.

The tram doesn't go to The Trafford Centre yet, but you can catch an Altrincham tram from Piccadilly Station to Stretford and continue to The Trafford Centre on The ML1 shuttle bus. You purchase a combined ticket from one of the ticket machines on the metro station at Piccadilly Station.

Piccadilly Gardens bus station is a 5 minute walk from the rail station and your hotel. The 250 and X50 (express) buses leave from the same stop in the bus station to The Trafford Centre, they call at Old Trafford en route. The buses are quite frequent, a daysaver ticket bus ticket would cost you £4.00.

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2. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Thanks for your help

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3. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Yes the best way to get to Trafford Center is by bus from piccadilly gardens, they are really frequent!

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4. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Thanks besides the trafford Centre and arndale is there anywhere else you woukd recommended fir shopping ? Im also thinking of visiting blackpool

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5. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

How many days are you here for?

You might want to consider a trip over to Liverpool. Only 40 mins on the express train which costs £11.60 return, and plenty of shops, especially in the new(ish) Liverpool One shopping area.

Blackpool is an interesting choice for a day trip - do you know about Blackpool and what to expect?

Back in Manchester you will find some alternative/vintage clothes shops, record/music shops etc in the Northern Quarter, along with many interesting bars, cafes and restaurants.

Enjoy. ;-)

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6. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

I will be there for 5 days I was in Liverpool last year and not pushed to return... I had been recommendedblackpool for the walk down the pier and the pleasure beach... Thanks for your suggestions

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7. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Lol

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8. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

King Street and The Avenue for high end shopping.

Kendals (house of fraser), Harvey Nichols, Selfridges for good department stores.

As already suggested, the Northern Quarter for independent shops, bars and restaurants.

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9. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

From the look of your profile photo i am not sure the shops in Blackpool will be up your street, they are pretty tacky and generic. Perhaps go to Cheshire Oaks in Chester which is a designer outlet village? mcarthurglen.com/uk/…en

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10. Re: Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford center

Does anyone know how long the tram and bus combo takes?

According to stage coach the x50 takes about 30mins so thinking that may be quickest option?