Travel & Stay

Travel by air

Manchester Airport, a large and busy international airport, is 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 central Manchester, to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi - A taxi from the airport will cost approximately 15.
  • Bus - Local buses also run to the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas of the campus.

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

Travel by car

For directions to the university by car please visit this website.

Travel 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: National Rail.

Manchester's three main stations are highlighted on the city map (PDF file, 137 KB) available at manchestercitymap.pdf.

Around the campus

Although the University of Manchester isn't located on one isolated campus, our buildings are in the same general area of the city - all within easy walking distance from each other.

Wheelchair access

The campus map shows the wheelchair accessible route around the university. It's clearly marked in red.

(NB. The published route does not cover all areas of the campus due to ongoing / planned construction works. The route is likely to be modified as and when areas of the campus are redeveloped.)

Shuttle bus

Although the University buildings are relatively close together, there are regular shuttle-buses to pick-up and drop-off students at various points around the campus. These are also highlighted on the campus map.

The department of computer science is building 39 on the campus map.

Last updated 09 Aug 2006.