Travel and venue information

The conference will be held at the University of Manchester on the Oxford Road campus. You can download a campus map (the conference venue is at University Place, number 37 on the map).

Travel to the University of Manchester (Oxford Road campus)

By train

The University of Manchester is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (+44(0)20 7278 5240 from overseas) or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By Metro

The closest metrolink stop to the campus is St Peters Square, a 10 minute walk away.  Services 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 pass through this stop. For more information please visit Travel for Greater Manchester.

By car

Directions to the Oxford Road campus from major routes can be found on the ‘Travel by Car‘ page provided by the University of Manchester. Parking nearby is limited and Oxford Road north of the university is only accessible for public transport, so we advise that wherever possible you use public transport to travel to the conference venue.

By coach and bus

The most frequent services to the campus are the 42, 43, 142, 143 which depart from Piccadilly Gardens, Portland Street, Princess Street and Oxford Road.  For more information please visit the Stagecoach website.

National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from both University campuses. To get to the Oxford Road campus turn right out of Chorlton Street Coach Station onto Chorlton Street and walk to the junction with Whitworth Street. The 147 Oxford Road link bus runs from Whitworth Street to several locations on the Oxford Road campus.

For more information on coach services please visit the National Express website.

By air

Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the university.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train – The airport’s two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24 hour train link to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi – A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £15.
  • Bus – The number 43 departs from the airport to the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas of the campus.
  • Metro – A metrolink station is based at the airport and terminates at Deansgate Castlefield.  The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website.