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The Eurostar arrives at London Kings Cross/St. Pancras. From there you can catch the midland main line (to Sheffield) or the east coast main line (to Newcastle and Edinburgh). If you wanted to go to Manchester you'd need to take the West coast main line from Euston (a 9 minute tube ride away). As long as you don't mind changing trains, the Eurostar is a ...
There's a railway station at Old Trafford itself, handily called "Manchester United Foodball Ground". Looking at the Official directions and map it looks to be right by the stadium, and Wikipedia concurs. The Manchester Sport Website suggests that trains to Old Trafford depart from Manchester Picaddilly, so that should make things easy. However, Wikipedia ...
Tackling the London-Manchester bit, Virgin Trains runs regular services on this route. If you book in advance, tickets should be under £20 each way. There are several fast trains an hour, and it takes about 2 hours for the trip. You can get timetables and book tickets on the virgin trains website (amongst others) One note about UK advanced train tickets - ...
Regarding the first question, you might want to check Maxroam. They offer several international roaming packages including voice and/or data. Data is charged from about $0.65 per MB. update : MaxRoam has launched a new service for Europe in this article
The Eurostar goes to St. Pancras International station in London. The Virgin Trains Pendolino service has a train to Manchester every 20 minutes, and takes about two hours. This leaves from Euston station, which is about ten minutes walk from St. Pancras. The public transport connections between the two stations are not very good, so I would generally ...
This link might help you find your way around. I've never used the public transport in Manchester but I'm sure there will be a bus.
Not exactly an answer, but a word of caution. It is important enough that I didn't want to make it a comment. Last year I went to Italy and got a data stick from Vodafone to use while I was there (working). Of course, I don't speak italian, so I had to rely on the customer rep to explain the options to me. I selected what seemed to best fit my situation, ...
Vodafone works in pretty much all european countries; however at 15Euro for 50MB for traffic (Vodafone.de prepaid roaming data rate) you are better of buying a new (local) sim card in each country. t-mobile uk offers a cheaper rates (up to 1 Pound/500MB per day), and im pretty sure it will also work in all the other countries on your list.
You can get a global sim that will work throughout Europe, the prices for data are on the expensive side, you might want to read some of the relevant answers to this question - about avoiding data roaming fees. As for trains, all British train information, including booking of tickets, can be found at The Trainline. Prices and journey times vary depending ...
If you are going to a match, there is a station called "Manchester United Football Ground" that you can get a direct train to - from Piccadilly, these trains leave from platform 14, which is not in the main station; you should use the bridge that is at the far end of the platforms from the station buildings to reach platform 14. Trains to this stop only run ...
@pnuts comment answers this question, I guess: The Metrolink details are reliable. The service has only been running for two weeks and presumably other sites have yet to catch up with developments.
The tram takes a long way around - it takes a bit of a tour through Manchester suburbs, and it's maximum speed is 50 mph (80km/h). If there was a direct service, then the extra convenience of not needing to change would probably make it a superior option. But there isn't a direct service - you need to change at Trafford Bar or Cornbrook. I would suggest ...
The metro link to the airport is newly opened (Monday 3rd November 2014) See official Metro Link site for details and map. So you will need to take a tram from the Airport to Trafford Bar and change for a tram for one stop to Old Trafford. Route Map.
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