Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. Located right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.
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).
Information on Manchester Airport can be found at: www.manchesterairport.co.uk
Number of flights into Manchester per day from:
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.
For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases.
To find out more visit: www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets-offers/group-travel/
Travel time by train to Manchester from:
Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.
For parking, Manchester Central's on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.
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On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.
Please visit http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/public_transport_map.pdf to access a downloadable public transport map to find your ideal route to Manchester Central.
Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.
The city’s Metrolink network is expanding and currently the nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, Manchester Central is just a few minutes on foot - just follow the signs along the route.
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 while the network is being improved, please do check your route before travelling.
Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.
Manchester's extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester.
Find out more at www.tfgm.com 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.
Manchester Central work with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when they are going to be busy.
There is 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.