Manchester tourist and travel information

Manchester tourist and travel information

Manchester Travel Information

Manchester Manchester is ideally located as a major point of arrival in the UK with its own international airport. It is well served by trains with plenty of connections to the Midlands, London and up the west coast to Scotland. It has an orbital motorway, the M60 offering easy access and motorway links to the Peak District, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and North Wales.


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bus and coach travel

Manchester - Travel by coach Manchester - Travel by coach - Chorlton Street Coach Station is the central coach station in Manchester and is located close to the city centre, between Chinatown and The Village. Coaches run from all over the country and are generally the most reasonably-priced way to get into Manchester. London to Manchester on the coach can take about 4 hours, but it depends on the time of day and number of stops. Most of the buses in Greater Manchester are operated by First or Stagecoach and serve most places you are likely to want to go in and around the city. The main bus station for the south is Piccadilly Gardens and a new state-of-the-art interchange has been built at Shudehill for the north.

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Manchester - Travel by tram Manchester - Travel by tram - Metrolink is the name for Manchester's tram system. Metrolink runs two lines, Altrincham-Bury and Piccadilly-Eccles.

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Travel by train

Manchester - Travel by train Manchester - Travel by train - Manchester city centre is served by two major railway stations, Victoria in the north and Piccadilly in the south. Both stations are well-connected with the rest of the UK. Fares will vary depending on the time of day you travel and which rail operator you use. Other stations close to the centre are Deansgate/G-Mex, Oxford Road and Salford Central.

Manchester Piccadilly station. Manchester, M60 7RA.

Manchester Victoria station. Station Approach, Todd Street, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester, M3 1PB.

Salford Station, New Bailey Street, SALFORD.

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M 56 Motorway

Roads Manchester - Travel by road - Manchester is about 7 miles north of Junction 3 of the M 56 Motorway. The M 56 Motorway links Manchester to Chester. Manchester is about 40 miles from Chester.

M 56 Motorway

M 60 Motorway

Roads Manchester - Travel by road - The M 60 Motorway is the Manchester Outer Ring Road.

M 60 Motorway

M 66 Motorway

Roads Manchester - Travel by road - The M 66 Motorway takes traffic from Junction 18 of the M62 (Manchester) north towards Bury then Ramsbottom, where it becomes the A56 towards Accrington.

M 66 Motorway


Manchester - Travel by road Manchester - Travel by road - Manchester is located at the virtual heart of the British Isles and is easily accessed via motorway from all major airports and from the English Channel ports. From the M2 or M20 Motorways, London's M25 Orbital Motorway is directly accessed, and from there northwards up the M42 or the M1 Motorways to the Industrial Midlands. At Birmingham the M6 Motorway leads directly to the outskirts of Greater Manchester, and then the M62, M60, M602 and M56 motorways lead directly into the city centre.

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Manchester Airport Air - Manchester Airport (0161 489 3000) has 3 terminals and is the third biggest international airport in Britain. The airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. The airport is around 10 miles from Manchester, located on the M56 motorway. It has a dedicated link road from the motorway at junction 5. Directions to terminals are well signed from all approach roads. Direct train services to the airport are from Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston and Birmingham.

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Car Hire - Manchester Manchester - Car Hire - Manchester Car Hire - ideally situated in the heart of Manchester, just behind the main railway station. Tel: 0161 2731807. AVIS CAR RENTAL, MANCHESTER
1 Ducie St, Piccadilly. Tel: 0161-236 6716. HERTZ CAR RENTALS, MANCHESTER-PICCADILLY
Piccadilly Rail Station. Tel: 0161-236 5201.


Manchester - Ferries Manchester - Ferries - Manchester is around 34 miles from Liverpool docks where the Isle of Man Ferry leaves from Pier Head.


Manchester Manchester is 33 miles from Liverpool, 41 miles from Chester, 87 miles from Birmingham and 200 miles from London.

Manchester Tourist Information

Manchester United FC

Sport - Manchester Manchester - Sport - Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Stretford, Greater Manchester. Rail: Manchester United FC Halt, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester, M16 0QG. The station is only in use on certain football match days. For detaild Tel: 08457 484950.

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Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club - Hospitality packages are available for United's matches. To book one of these packages please call the sales team on 0870 442 1994.

Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA. Tel: 0870 442 1994.

Manchester United Hospitality packages

Manchester United Museum and Tour Hotel + Ticket Packages available

Manchester United Megastore

Manchester United Football Club - East Stand Megastore is open for business at the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30 - Thursday: 09:30 - 17:30 - Friday, Saturday: 09:00 - 17:30 - Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 - Matchdays: Please call 0161 868 8000 for opening hours.

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Sport - Manchester Manchester - Sport - Manchester City Football Club, City of Manchester Stadium, Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester, M11 3FF. Tel: 0161 231 3200.



Sport Manchester - Sport - Ten Pin Bowling. Manchester (Parrs Wood) Tenpin, Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Rd, East Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5PG. Tel: 0871 550 1010.



Stores Manchester - Shopping - Marks & Spencer, Trafford Centre, Unit MSU5, Peel Avenue, Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA. Tel: 0161 748 5420. Arndale Centre - Management Office, 1st Floor, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ. Tel: 0161 833 9851. The Trafford Centre - Management Suite, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA. British Home Store Manchester - 34 Regent Crescent, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AF, Tel: 0845 8410287. Burton Menswear Manchester - Tel: 01613378521. Units 13 & 14, Manchester Crown Point, Denton, Greater Manchester, M34 3JP.


Entertainment Manchester - Entertainment - The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ Tel: 0870 787 5780. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH. Box Office: 0161 833 9833.

Other information Manchester - Other information - The Trans Pennine Trail is a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders which passes through Manchester. The trail links Southport, on the Irish Sea, with Hornsea on the North Sea coast, a total of 207 miles. Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ. The Museum is located at The Quays - Greater Manchester's unique waterfront destination.




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Manchester United


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Manchester Piccadilly

Greater Manchester Map and Attractions

Manchester is 198 miles from London. It is 31 miles from Wigan to Hyde and 24 miles from Rochdale to Altrincham.

Airports Airports indicated are Liverpool John Lennon, Manchester and Leeds Bradford International.

Ferries Ferry Port indicated is Liverpool.

Roads Manchester is about 7 miles north of Junction 3 of the M 56 Motorway.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There are stations in Manchester.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Reebok Stadium/Museum, Burnden Way, Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, Bolton BL6 6JW - Tel: 01204 673670.
Attraction 2 - Bramall Hall, Bramhall Park, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3NX.
Attraction 3 - The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ. Tel: 0161-876 2000.
Attraction 4 - HOLLINGWORTH LAKE COUNTRY PARK, Rakewood Road, Littleborough, OL15 0AQ. Tel: Visitor Centre: 01706 373421
Attraction 5 - East Lancashire Light Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY - Tel : 0161-764 7790.

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For accommodation in other areas near to Manchester, see accommodation in Cheshire.

Manchester - Local Information. Manchester Central Library 0161 234 1900 - Manchester Visitor Centre 0161-234 3157 - Metrolink 0161 205 2000 - Manchster City Art Gallery 0161 235 8888 - Manchester airport parking 0161 489 3723 - Manchester Airport 0161 489 3000 - Manchester City Council 0161 234 5000 - Manchester Town Hall 0161-234 3157 - Manchester United Old Trafford 0161 868 8000 - City of Manchester Stadium 0161 231 3200

Telephoning Manchester from abroad - To dial a number in Manchester from outside the UK: dial the International Access Code of the country you are calling from - follow that by the Country Code for the country you are calling to (44 for the UK) - dial the local area code omitting the initial ‘0’ e.g. for London 020 becomes 20 - dial the phone number of the person you want to call in Manchester







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