Getting to Manchester

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 centre is just 20 minutes by direct train.  Trains depart every ten minutes and cost approximately £4.00 - £5.00 for a single journey.  Alternatively, there are private taxi booking desks in each Terminal or taxi ranks outside each Terminal.

For more information on travel from Manchester Airport click here.

London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted) - Manchester is two hours from London city centre by train.

Birmingham Airport – Manchester is less than two hours from Birmingham by train.

By Rail
Inter-city rail services terminate at either Manchester Victoria or Manchester Piccadilly Stations.  Both stations have Metrolink tram stops, which allow easy onward travel to Manchester Central.  The nearest Metrolink stop is St Peter’s Square – from there, the venue is just a few minutes on foot, right behind the Midland Hotel.

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.

Direct trains run from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly every 20 minutes, and average journey times are around 2 hours 10 minutes. 

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By Car
Manchester Central can be accessed from the M60 orbital motorway.  Please see the venue website for detailed directions.  If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

An NCP public car park is located beneath Manchester Central, with others in the surrounding area, including the car park within the Great Northern Railway Warehouse re-development.  For further information please view

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