Travel and visas


Travel

Manchester is well connected by all modes of transport so is easy to reach whether you are travelling by road, rail or air. 

A location map for the Renold Building can be found online at http://www.conference.manchester.ac.uk/our-venues/72-renold-building.

By air
Manchester International Airport is located just 10 miles from the city centre with a direct train service into Piccadilly station every 20 minutes throughout the week.

The approximate cost is £5 for a single train journey and the journey time is just 15 minutes. Alternatively you can get a taxi to the city centre which costs less than £20.

To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.

By train
Most major cities across the UK offer direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is just 5 minutes walk from the Sackville Street campus.

The journey time from London to Manchester takes just over two hours. For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Network Rail's website.

First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into the city centre from Manchester Airport. For more information visit First TransPennine Express.

More train information is available with National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By bus
Manchester is well served by a number of bus companies that operate around the city and our campuses are located along the busiest bus route in Europe with buses running till the early hours.

The 147 shuttle bus runs between Piccadilly station and the Sackville Street and Oxford Road campuses every 10 minutes on weekdays. The cost is 80p per journey or £1.50 for a day pass.

The number 43 bus also operates all day to the airport and also throughout the night at regular intervals and travels along the Oxford Road/Wilmslow Road corridor where most of our venues are situated.

For further information on routes around the city please visit Greater Manchester Transport Executives.

By coach
Manchester Coach Station is located in  the centre of the City and is easily located from all of the UK's major cities, including London and Birmingham. For further information, visit National Express.

By car
The M60 outer ring road connects to all the motorways running into Manchester from north, south, east and west.

The University of Manchester's campuses are located from just 1 mile to the nearest motorway junction and there are University signposts directing you to the campuses. All of our campuses offer car parking on site although some are chargeable.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

Parking in
The Sackville Street campus is close to the city centre and within a 5 minute walk of Piccadilly train station, so many delegates choose to arrive by public transport. However there is a 700 space car park on campus charging up to £8 per day weekdays and £2 per day at weekends.

Taxis
There is a taxi rank inside the Fairfield St entrance of Manchester Picadilly. There are Hackney Carriages that can be flagged down on the street. For safety advice see Taxi Passenger Advice.

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: EXTENDED
    18 February 2014 
  • Early registration deadline:
    28 March 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    3 April 2014

Conference documents

Conference handbook (2,361KB PDF)

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