Manchester is well connected by all modes of transport so whether you are travelling to the city by road, rail or air, it is easy to reach. It is a compact city so once you arrive, it is also easy to get around by foot. The University is conveniently located to get to all the city centre attractions, shops and restaurants, providing you with a great base to explore all that Manchester has to offer.
Walking A number of our venues can easily be reached by walking which is a great way to take in some famous Manchester landmarks whilst keeping fit. Our Sackville Street campus venues are less than 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly station and our Oxford Road campus is just a further 10 minutes away. To plan your walking route, please go to walkit.com
Rail Travelling by train couldn't be easier, with most major cities across the UK offering direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is just 5 minutes walk from our Sackville Street campus and a short taxi ride to our other venues. The journey time from London to Manchester now takes just over two hours. For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Network Rail's website.
First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into the city centre from Manchester Airport.
Car The University's campuses are located from just 1 mile to the nearest motorway junction and there are University signposts directing you to the campuses. The M60 outer ring road connects to all the motorways running into Manchester from north, south, east and west.
The car parks on the Sackville Street and Oxford Road campuses are chargeable. Chancellors Hotel offers complimentary parking and there is limited free parking within the student halls of residence, subject to availability.
For more details of University car parks, please visit The University of Manchester's Travel Directions.
Air Manchester International Airport has flights from over 200 destinations worldwide and the airport is located just 10 miles from the city centre with a direct train service into Piccadilly station every 20 minutes throughout the week. The approximate cost is £5 for a single journey and the journey time is just 15 minutes. Alternatively you can get a taxi to the city centre which costs less than £20. To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.