Getting Here

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Conference Locations

PRIMARY LOCATION
Grosvenor East Building
Manchester Met
Cavendish Street
M15 6BG

* Corner of Cavendish St and Oxford Rd.

Additional Locations

Geoffrey Manton Building
Manchester Met
Oxford Road
M15 6EB

* Corner of Oxford Rd and Rosamund St W.

Samuel Alexander Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Finding the Universities

Both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester campuses and conference venues are closely situated on Oxford Road and travelling here couldn’t be easier.

The region of Greater Manchester is well served by motorways, good public transport (thank you Andy Burnham) and Manchester International airport is just 10 miles (16km) south f the city centre, with fast frequent rail links and a scenic tram link.

Oxford Road is situated close to Manchester’s city centre and the routes most travelled by students are well served by public transport. There’s a free hop on/hop off city centre shuttle service that covers main city areas, linking the main city centre railway stations, main NCP car parks and many bus and metro link tram stops.

Downloadable campus map

Travelling from Outside the UK

Before you travel to the UK, please ensure that you have checked the most recent Covid travel restrictions and advice. Information can be found via the UK Government website.

Manchester Airport
With three terminals handling over 22m passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England, and the third largest airport in the UK. More than 60 airlines ensure Manchester is connected to over 200 destinations around the world.

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

Travelling to/from the Airport

By Car
Manchester Airport is located via the M56 at Junction 5. The M56 provides direct links to the M^ and M60, ensuring ease of access whether travelling from the North or South.

If travelling to the airport from local areas or Manchester City Centre itself, follow signs for the A34 or A5103.

Terminals are clearly signposted on approach, and the SatNav postcode for the airport is M90 1QX.

By Taxi
Black cabs are available from all airport terminals. Alternatively, the following private hires are also available:

By Train
Train services from the airport run frequently 7 days a week through national train operators Transpennine Express and Northern Rail. Trains run every 10 minutes to or from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria and both stations have connecting trains to Oxford Road Station, a short distance from the university campuses.

Download the rail route map or visit National Rail to plan your journey.

By Metrolink
Trams run direct from the airport to Cornbrook, a stop just outside the city centre. From Cornbrook there are frequent trams into the city centre, just walk across to the opposite platform and hop on an inbound tram.

Tickets are available from machines on every platform of all stops, but not onboard trams so please make sure to buy a ticket before you travel. For those visiting a number of destinations, Travelcards offer great value.

For more information on Metrolink visit the Metrolink Website.

Download the Metrolink route Map

By Bus & Coach
Bus and coach services run to and from Manchester Airport via The Station.

Travelling by Public Transport

Train

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. Piccadilly and Oxford Road are the closest stations.

Average train journey times:

  • London – 2hrs 47 mins.
  • Edinburgh – 3hrs 15 mins.
  • Birmingham- 1hr 28 mins.

Download the rail route map or visit National Rail to plan your journey.

Trams run every 12 minutes at all times except outside the hours of 9.00am-5.30pm on Sundays and public holidays when they run every 15 minutes. Check the first and last tram times here.

Tickets are available from machines on every platform of all stops, but not onboard trams so please make sure to buy a ticket before you travel. For those visiting a number of destinations, Travelcards offer great value.

For more information on Metrolink visit the Metrolink Website.

Download the Metrolink route Map

Bus & Coach

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

Selection of Manchester maps to plan your travels provided by Visit Manchester.

If you are thinking of travelling within Manchester, you can find out more about how to plan your journey by visiting the ‘Getting Around page designed by Visit Manchester.