There are three main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting here is easy. Operators include: Transpennine Express, CrossCountry Trains, Great Western Railway, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains.

Train journey times from:

  • London – 2hrs 7mins
  • Edinburgh – 3hrs 15mins
  • Birmingham – 1hr 28mins


National Express and Megabus provide services from all over the country into Chorlton Street Coach Station in the heart of the city centre.

By Car and Parking

Please note: drivers heading into the city on Oxford Road are now unable to travel past Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, seven days a week. Instead you’ll need to reroute, by turning right on to Hathersage Road before continuing their journey along Upper Brook Street.

To accommodate the permanent changes to Oxford Road, Upper Brook Street has been improved to provide drivers with an alternative route. Local access to Oxford Road will be maintained from adjoining roads and signage in place to help everyone navigate the area.

The closest public car park is Booth Street West Multi Storey (maximum height 1.8m), rates as follows:

Up to 3 hours – £3
Up to 6 hours – £5
Up to 10 hours – £8
Up to 24 hours – £10
After 4pm and weekends – £2

Drivers using this car park should collect a ticket on entry and pay at one of the machines prior to collecting their vehicle at the end of the day. The car park is located on Booth Street West and can be found using postcode M13 9GR

Manchester Airport

More than 60 airlines ensure Manchester is directly connected to over 200 destinations around the world including the new direct routes for 2017, San Francisco and Boston.

Manchester Airport offers excellent connections to the city centre and beyond with both a regional railway station and Metrolink station onsite.