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Here are a few quick tips for navigating Manchester like a pro. No matter what mode of transportation you use, we think you’ll agree that getting to the Manchester Central has never been easier.

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If you are travelling by public transport, the nearest station is Oxford Road Station. Alternatively, Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi.

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Getting to Manchester Central

By Car    

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round.

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By Rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

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By Taxi 

We work with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when we're going to be busy.

We have a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.

Find out more at or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

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The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter's Square. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot.

Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, the network is currently being expanded so please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

Plan your journey 

Free Bus

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses.

Find route information on the website.

Plan your journey


Car Directions

M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)

M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)

M62 (from west – Liverpool)

M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)

M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)

Information on planning a journey
by car can be found at:

AA Directions

Highways Website

Travelling to Manchester from abroad

By Air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities.

From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Flights into Manchester per day from:

London - 18
Amsterdam - 8
Paris - 7
Barcelona - 1
Frankfurt - 6
Stockholm - 2
Brussels - 6
Copenhagen - 3
Zurich - 4

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By Train

Manchester is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain, with frequent services to all corners of the country.  Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies.

Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris to London St Pancras International, from which you can change onto a second train to Manchester Picadilly. For bookings or more information please visit:

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