Venue and Directions

Manchester Central
Petersfield
Manchester
M2 3GX

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

By Air

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 (tickets £3-£4).

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at: www.manchesterairport.co.uk

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.

Further information on train services can be found at:
www.virgintrains.co.uk
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.tpexpress.co.uk

Travel time by train to Manchester from:

  • London:  2h 9m
  • Birmingham: 1h 30m
  • Newcastle: 2h 37m
  • Edinburgh: 3h 34m
  • Glasgow: 3h 16m
  • Bristol: 2h 59m

By road

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

Directions

  • M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
    Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
  • M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
    Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
  • M62 (from west – Liverpool)
    At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
  • M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)
    At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
  • M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
    Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.

For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours a day and is the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system , please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

For more information on getting to Manchester Central, visit their website: http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/getting-here


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