Getting to Manchester

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. The venue is right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network. So if you are flying, travelling by rail or by car, we have all the information you need to plan your trip


Manchester Airport

With over 200 non-stop flight routes, Manchester Airport is an international destination. It offers direct flights from nearly every major European city including Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, as well as a large number of international destinations. Manchester Airport is ranked in the top 25 airports in the world and continues to expand its route network.

The airport is situated just 10 miles (16 km) from Manchester city centre and is connected by direct trains which run every 10 minutes to Piccadilly train station.

Airport to city centre by train: 10 miles / 15 minutes / c. £3.50 ($5.35)

Airport to city centre by taxi: 10 miles / 20-25 minutes / c. £20.00 ($30.50)

More information on all direct flights to Manchester can be found here


Manchester by Train

It’s easy to travel by train to Manchester due to our proximity to three large rail stations.

The City Centre is close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (+44 (0) 20 7278 5240 from overseas) or visit:
National Rail Enquiries website


Getting around the City

Manchester is a compact city centre and the central location of the conference venue means hotels, shops, restaurants and bars are all in easy walking distance, making it simple for delegates to get to know the city quickly. The main attractions are situated within a 20 minute radius and the city centre also has many pedestrian-only zones, dedicated bike routes and marked cycle lanes. Manchester also has an excellent public transport network with many inexpensive and simple travel options.