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How to travel to Manchester Central Convention Centre

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Dates

Sunday 29 September & Monday 30 September 2024.

Manchester Central 

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester, right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

Travelling from the Airport

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. Visit www.manchesterairport.co.uk for more information.

By rail

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.

By road

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round.

Arrival Upon Manchester

FreeBus

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses.

Metrolink

The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter's Square. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot.

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, the network is currently being expanded so please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

Taxis

We work with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when we're going to be busy. We have 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.

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.

Accommodation

From traditional to contemporary, luxurious to value-for-money, there are over 2,500 hotel bedrooms within a five-minute walk of the venue.

You can find recommended hotels at a discounted rate with our partner HotelPlanner .

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