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The University of Manchester
There is plenty of parking available on site and the campus is well served by public transport,being on the busiest bus route in Europe, and there is also a weekday shuttle bus service that runs between the Sackville Street and Oxford Road campuses of the University. Click here to download a city centre map.

Getting to Manchester

The M60 outer ring road connects to all the motorways running into Manchester from north, south, east and west.

Our campuses are located just 1 mile from the nearest motorway junction and there are plenty of University signposts directing you to the campuses. Details about parking can be found at the bottom of this page.

Travelling by train couldn't be easier, with most major cities across the UK offering direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is just 5 minutes walk from our Sackville Street campus and a short taxi ride to our other venues.

The journey time from London to Manchester now takes just over two hours. For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Network Rail

First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into the city centre from Manchester Airport.

Manchester International Airport has flights from over 200 destinations worldwide and the airport is located just 10 miles from the city centre with a direct train service into Piccadilly station every 20 minutes throughout the week.

The approximate cost is £5 for a single journey and the journey time is just 15 minutes.Alternatively you can get a taxi to the city centre which costs less than £20.

To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.

Public Transport
Manchester is well served by a number of bus companies that operate around the city and our campuses are located along the busiest bus route in Europe with buses running till the early hours.

The 147 shuttle bus service runs between Piccadilly station and the Sackville Street and Oxford Road campuses every 10 minutes on weekdays. The cost is 50p per journey or £1 for a day pass.

The number 43 bus also operates all day to the airport and also throughout the night at regular intervals and travels along the Oxford Road/Wilmslow Road corridor where most of our venues are situated.

For further information on routes around the city please visit the GMPTE website here
Further travel information can be found on the University of Manchester website here

For delegates travelling by car, the closest parking can be found on Charles Street:

Charles Street Multi-Storey Car Park
Tel no: 0161 276 2449
Postcode: M1 3BB
Staff and public parking open 24 hours

Up to 3 hours £3
3-6 hours £5
6-10 hours £8
10-24 hours £10
4pm-midnight £2
(must leave before midnight, including Friday or the day rate (£10) will apply)
Saturday and Sunday £2 all day

Drivers should collect a ticket on entry and pay at one of the machines prior to collecting their vehicle at the end of the day.

N.B. Another muti-storey NCP car-park is situated at the Manchester Aquatics Centre, just a short walk from the Renold Building