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Conference Venue & Transport

The University of Manchester

University Place
Oxford Road
MA13 9PL
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 4100

Getting To Manchester

By Car

All approach routes for cars are clearly signposted 'The University of Manchester' please refer to The University of Manchester Website for further information.

Car parking

The closest public car park is Booth Street West Multi Storey (maximum height 1.8m). The car park is located on Booth Street West and can be found using
postcode M15 6PB.

  • Up to 3 hours £3
  • Up to 6 hours £5
  • Up to 10 hours £8
  • Up to 24 hours £10
  • After 4pm and weekends £2

Drivers using this car park should collect a ticket on entry and pay at one of the machines prior to collecting their vehicle at the end of the day.

By Train

We have 5 main railway stations in Manchester which are on 2 separate railway lines. Manchester Piccadilly is the main station, and this has a direct service to Manchester airport, and to other Manchester stations (Oxford Road, Deansgate and Salford Crescent). Oxford Road station is a 10 minute stroll to the conference venue. Detailed walking routes can be downloaded from Walkit

Manchester Piccadilly also has a railway line which links with Manchester Victoria Station and with Salford Cresent Railway Station. From all of these stations there are regular train services to other parts of the UK, and full details can be found at

By Metro Tram

Manchester is proud of its Metrolink Tram / light rail system, and there are regular trams around Manchester and the surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased at the tram stations before boarding the tram. Full details at

By Bus

Manchester has lots of buses! For example, the conference venue is on Oxford Road which has a bus going along it every 2-3 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the bus, and travel is inexpensive (typically £1-£2 for a single journey within the city centre). Full details of routes etc at

Additionally there are 3 free bus routes in the City on the Metroshuttle buses, full details at

Further information can be found at

Getting Around Manchester

Getting around Manchester is easy. The city has one of the most integrated travel networks in the UK having pioneered transport for an ageing population since the 1980s. Whilst there is room for improvement, as a conference participant, please do take advantage of the easy connectivity between the conference venue, accommodation, and the many sightseeing opportunities.

We provide an overview of transport options above. Also, at the Conference we will be able to provide transport and travel advice for getting around Manchester, and we will have copies of route planners etc.

Transport for Greater Manchester manage the transport within the city, and they provide a route planner ( for the network including walking, cycling, catching the bus, tram, or train, and for using the car.

A number of downloadable maps are available at