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Manchester is centrally positioned at the heart of Great Britain, making it easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air from anywhere in the UK, Europe and beyond.

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By Rail

Manchester has two mainline train stations that service the region and the whole of the UK.

Piccadilly Railway Station is near Piccadilly Bus Station and is the closest to the Continuity venues.

See the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner for fare and timetable information.


By Coach

Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.

For those of you on a budget Megabus offers fares starting from 1 pound from many places in the UK

National Express services over 1,200 places across the UK.


By Air

Manchester Airport is ranked as one of the best in the world and is used by 100 airlines serving 175 international destinations.

Direct trains run approximately every ten minutes from Manchester Airport to Piccadilly Railway Station in the city centre between 5.40am - 11.30pm, then approximately every hour through the night. The approximate journey time is 25 minutes. The rail station at the Airport is adjacent to Terminal 1 International.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is served by many budget airlines and has a direct bus route to Manchester city centre leaving at 30 minutes past the hour. Journey time is approximately 1:15 minutes .


By Car

Manchester is served by an excellent motorway network

Links Manchester with Leeds and the Humber ports in the east and Liverpool in the west<
Links Manchester to Birmingham and London in the south and the Scottish border in the north
Links Manchester Chester and North Wales in the south
M61 Links Manchester with Preston in the north
Motorway ring road around the city

Example journey times

Location Miles km Drive Time
Birmingham 89 142 1 hour 30 mins
Blackpool 50 80 1 hour
Cardiff 187 299 3 hours
Chester 38 61 40 mins
Edinburgh 213 341 3 hours 30 mins
Glasgow 214 342 3 hours 30 mins
Holyhead 123 197 3 hours
Hull 99 158 1 hour 45 mins
Kendal 75 120 1 hour 30 mins
Leeds 44 70 1 hour
Liverpool 35 56 40 mins
London 204 326 3 hours 30 mins
Stranraer 228 356 4 hours 30 mins
York 71 114 1 hour 30 mins




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