We strongly recommend using active travel or public transport to get to Trafford General Hospital. Our hospital is in a suburban location where roads are often busy, and parking is oversubscribed. Trafford General Hospital is served by many bus routes and other community and sustainable transport options.
For information about public transport services please contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on 0161 244 1000. Their lines are open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekends and bank holidays, you can also visit their website.
You can plan your journey by any mode of transport using the TfGM journey planning tool.
Walking is an excellent, low cost, way to get some exercise into a busy schedule. Whether you’re walking the whole way, to a bus stop, Metrolink or train station, the steps add up. Trafford General Hospital is easily accessible on foot and is approximately a 20 minute walk from Urmston or Flixton. Plan your route on the TfGM journey planner.
We have cycle racks to lock your bike up outside all the hospital. Please note, all users leave their bikes at their own risk and the Trust is not liable for stolen or damaged bikes.
Trafford General Hospital is well served by buses.
A number of bus routes stop directly outside the Hospital on Moorside Road with buses every few minutes.
TfGM also provides this summary of which buses serve Trafford General Hospital, and the journey times to our hospitals.
Park and Ride
We recognise that people come from all over Manchester to our hospitals, and access by car can often be difficult. We have a ‘Park and Ride’ service that links Trafford General Hospital to our Oxford Road hospitals.
The buses run Monday-Friday (not including UK bank holidays). Staff travel free with a valid Trust ID badge. Patients and visitors can use the service for £1 (cash only) during off-peak hours (10.30 am-3.00 pm).
The Trafford-Oxford Road shuttle bus departs from Bus Stop A on Moorside Road and at the bus stop located opposite St Mary’s Hospital on the Boulevard, Oxford Road Campus.
You can view the timetables here:
The nearest railway stations are Chassen Road, and Urmston. Both are a short walk or cycle from the hospital. Chassen Road only has a small number of services during the day. Urmston has around four trains per hour on the Liverpool-Manchester line.
Live departures and arrivals from Urmston can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Live departures and arrivals from Chassen Road can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.
The nearest tram stop is at the Trafford Centre on the ‘red’ line of the Metrolink. This is approximately a two mile walk from Trafford General Hospital, or a twenty minute bus ride.
Parking can be in high demand at our hospital so please allow time to find a space when you arrive. For specific information about car parking, please visit this webpage.
For personalised directions to the main car park, please click here and enter your starting location.
Electric Vehicle Charging
We have a small number of electric vehicle charging points for public use in our car parks.
There are two ‘fast charging’ sockets in Car Park A (located here, and there is also a rapid charger close to Entrance 6 on the northern side of the hospital (located here). These chargers are on the Be.EV network, and the current tariffs are 46p per kWh for members or 49p per kWh for non-members
We do not guarantee access to a charging point, and users are also required to pay the relevant parking fees and follow fair usage guidelines. If you want to find nearby charging units, please look at the TfGM electric travel website.
For more information about car parking at the Oxford Road hospitals, please click here.
Accessibility and Specialist requirements
View access information for each of our sites (availability of accessible lifts, low payment counters, assisted access entrances etc.).
- Specialist Requirements
If you have any accessibility enquiries or special requirements such as help with visual impairment, hearing, language, or communication matters, please ask a member of staff for assistance or contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) The PALS team can provide information about NHS services and other sources of help such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau and support you through an anxious time. They also give a voice to patients’ issues, help to identify gaps in services and report to the Trust Board. Contact the team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 276 8686. You can also download a copy of the PALS leaflet or an easy-read version of our PALS leaflet.
Accessible Transport Guide
- Transport for Sick Children
Transport for Sick Children is a registered charity working throughout Greater Manchester and helping children to reach their hospital appointments.
- Ring and Ride
Ring and Ride is a door-to-door accessible minibus service for people of all ages who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Ring and Ride website or call 0161 200 6011
- Travel vouchers
Travel vouchers are for people who are not able to use ordinary buses, trains or Metrolink and have serious walking difficulties or are registered blind. They can be used to pay for taxis and for travel on accessible bus services such as Ring and Ride and Community transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Travel Vouchers website or call 0161 244 1000
- Community transport
Local Link is a service which allows passengers within certain areas of Greater Manchester to book door-to-door journeys. Please visit the Local Link TfGM website for more information.
- Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)
If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For more information, please visit the HTCS website.