University of Manchester

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Manchester University
(Manchester, Lancashire, England)

Manchester is an easy destination to get to, both by air and by land. It has its own international airport, is well-connected by roads and trains, and has ample bus and taxi services. There are also numerous parking facilities around the city for driving students and visitors.

Travel by Air

Foreign students usually arrive at the Manchester Airport, about 16 km / 10 miles from the university. The university usually arranges for a pickup service for new students, but for continuing students and visitors, there are several other options.

For those traveling by car, the M62 is the fastest route to the campus. Turn off the M62 at J12, which will take you to the M602. This will lead you to Regent Road and to the A57M (Mancunian Way). Take the second exit marked A34 Congleton, keeping left. Signs posting to the university campus should be at regular intervals from here. Turn left to the A34 and onto Grosvenor Street, then left to Oxford Road, where you will find the north entrance.

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Car Parking

There are many parking spaces available around Manchester, such as Aero-Sol, Butt Bros and Cooke Limited, and Euro Car Parks, to name a few.

The City Council has also installed dedicated parking lots for disabled drivers throughout Manchester.

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Travel by Trains and Rail

Trains are a fast and easy means of getting to the university. The Piccadilly main line and the Oxford train stations both easily accessible from Manchester Airport. Both have stations within the vicinity of the campus, with Victoria station a short way ahead. The Piccadilly station is a five-minute walk from the Sackville entrance; and a coach or cab can take you to the Oxford campus.

Travel by Buses and Coachl

Greater Manchester has various commercial bus operators running a widespread bus network. Tourists can obtain timetables from almost all travel shops.

Travel by Taxi

Taxis offer one of the most convenient ways to travel around the city, as a selection of different taxi firms operate in and around Manchester. Further taxi ranks can be found throughout the city, and taxis can also be pre-booked by phone.

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