getting here

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The Trafford Centre is located about five miles west of the city centre with several conveniently situated transport links and parking for 11,500 vehicles. Whether you’re travelling by bus, car, train, bike or on foot – getting here is easier than ever

Getting here by car

The Trafford Centre
Manchester, M17 8AA

Parking

Trafford Centre has 18 car parks and 11,500 parking spaces including disabled, parent and child spaces and EV charging. Passenger lifts and escalators give easy access from each car park directly to the centre. 

In order to run the centre as safely as possible, some car parks are currently closed. Find out more here.

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Metrolink

Bus

Catch the bus

Coronavirus information – Passengers in Greater Manchester will be required to wear a face covering for the duration of their journey. Free face masks for customers using public transport will be available from the centre Bus Station Information Office. The latest updates can be found here.

Buses run regularly from all over the Greater Manchester region to our own on-site Bus Station:

  • NEW Service 20 to Eccles, Worsley, Walkden, Little Hulton, Logistics North, Deane and Bolton (replaces service 68).
  • NEW Service 21 to Eccles, Monton, Swinton and Clifton.  
  • Service 22 to Eccles, Monton, Swinton, Farnworth and Bolton (replaces service 2).
  • Service 18 to Trafford Park and Eccles 
  • Service 18 to Davyhulme, Urmston, Stretford, Sale, Baguley, Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport.  
  • Service 23 to Davyhulme, Urmston, Stretford, Chorlton, Didsbury and Stockport.  
  • Service 25 to Davyhulme, Lostock, Stretford, Chorlton, Fallowfield, Withington and Stockport.​  
  • Service 52 to Eccles, Salford, Broughton and Cheetham Hill.  
  • Service 100 to Irlam, Cadishead and Warrington.  
  • Service 100 to Eccles, Salford and Manchester.  
  • Service 126 to Astley and Leigh.
  • Service 132 to Atherton, Tyldesley and Wigan.  
  • Service 150 to Stretford, Chorlton, Fallowfield, Levenshulme, Longsight, Belle Vue and Gorton.  
  • Service 245 to Davyhulme, Flixton, Stretford, Sale and Altrincham.
  • Service 247 to Davyhulme, Flixton, Partington and Altrincham.  
  • Service 250 to Trafford Park, MUFC, Hulme and Manchester.  
  • Express Service X50 to Trafford Park, MUFC, Old Trafford and Manchester.  
  • Express Service 300 to Bolton.  

For live bus departure times from our bus station please visit the TGFM page here

Our dedicated on site Bus Station team is on hand to answer any queries about bus or train services to intu Trafford Centre.

Please call 0161 749 1788 or 07768 046713 or email trafford.bssupervisor@tfgm.com for further assistance.

Train

Take the train

You can access intu Trafford Centre easily via a bus connection from a number of nearby train stations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly: Then catch the express X50 or 250 bus from Piccadilly Gardens, a few minutes’ walk away.
  • Manchester Victoria: Then catch bus 100 from the station entrance.
  • Salford Crescent: Then catch bus 100 from the A6.
  • Urmston: Then catch bus 18, 23, 25 or 245 from outside Sainsbury’s.

Bike

On your bike

Secure cycle parking is now available at our new Cycle Hub adjacent to our Bus Station. Access cards are available from our Customer Services Desk in the Main Dome.

Cycle parking can also be found:

  • Adjacent to coach park, opposite John Lewis and Shopmobility entrance
  • On courtyard area outside John Lewis main entrance
  • Adjacent to Peel 5A car park and John Lewis customer collection point
  • In between Regent 13 car park and Management Suite car park
  • Adjacent to Debenhams staff entrance and the Bus Station Information Office
  • Lower level of Peel decked car park close to link bridge number 3
  • Lower level of Regent decked car park close to link bridge 2
  • Adjacent to entrance to Service Yard 8
  • Adjacent to front of BHS Home unit facing Barton Dock Road and Peel Circle
  • Adjacent to rear Barton Square car park, opposite rotunda entrance and Next Home unit

Taxi

Call a cab

Nearest taxi rank: Streetcars, located just outside The Orient, are our on-site private hire partner. Please call 0161 748 0900 or 0161 228 7878 for further details.

Top tips on the quieter times to shop

If you're hoping to visit the centre when it's at its quietest these are the best times.

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Dress for the weather

At busier times you may have to queue outside, so wrap up warm and bring a brolly.

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