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