Manchester is easy to reach, whether you are travelling to the city by road, rail or air. It is a compact city so once you arrive, it is also easy to get around by foot. The University is conveniently located close to city centre attractions, shops and restaurants, providing you with a great base to explore all that Manchester has to offer.

Getting here

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 Oxford Road Campus is a 15 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, go to Google Maps to plan your route.

Rail Travelling by train couldn't be easier, with most major cities across the UK offering direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, which is a 15 minute walk to the Oxford Road Campus or a short taxi ride. The journey time from London to Manchester takes around two hours. For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Trainline.

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 Oxford Road campus are chargeable and there is limited free parking within the student halls of residence, subject to availability.

Car Parking
For a map of campus car parks please click here
  • Dover Street (car park G)
  • Booth Street East APCOA (car park B)
  • Booth Street West (car park D) – please note this car park does not accept American Express cards or £20 notes as payment.
  • Cecil Street (car park E)
  • Dilworth Street (car park F)
  • Charles Street (car park A)

Before you travel, please be aware of any changes to access on Oxford Road as there may be restrictions in place in certain areas. Further information is available on the Manchester City Council website.

Satnav references

Charles StBooth St East Dover StreetBooth St WestCecil StDilworth St
Car park campus map reference A B G D E F
Postcode for satnav M1 3BB M13 9SS M13 9GB M15 6AR M15 6GD M15 6JA
Disabled (blue badge) visitors

Blue badge parking is available in Car Park D, Booth Street West. When arriving at the barrier, please retain your ticket and visit the parking lodge before exiting, where staff will validate your ticket.

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 Manchester Piccadilly Train Station every 20 minutes throughout the week. Train and tram tickets start from £2.90 for a single journey booked in advance and the journey time is 18 minutes. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to the city centre from the airport for around £30. To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.