Manchester Travel

Road Travel

Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK

The M60 ring road connects the city to motorways north, south east and west.



There are three main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting here is easy.



National Express and Megabus provide services from all over the country into Chorlton Street Coach Station in the heart of the city centre.


Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the third largest airport in the UK. More than 60 airlines ensure Manchester is directly connected to over 200 destinations around the world. Manchester Airport offers excellent connections to the city centre and beyond with a regional railway station and Metrolink station onsite.


Getting around the city

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the official public transport body for the city – social media @OfficialTfGM

free bus

Within the city centre, free bus provides a free ‘hop on, hop off’ service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas:


Commercial bus services run right across Greater Manchester helping you get out and about:


The Metrolink has frequent services. Metrolink can transport you to popular venues and attractions across the region and, if you’re planning on sightseeing, Travelcards offer unlimited travel across the network. Please be sure to purchase a ticket from the on-stop ticket machines before boarding:

System One

Want to travel on any bus? Or a combination of bus, train and tram? Why not purchase a System One Travelcard:

Cycle routes

Manchester is a bike-friendly city with many marked cycle lanes and dedicated routes throughout the city centre and beyond.

Manchester on foot

Manchester is easily explored on foot, with a city centre that you can navigate within 20 minutes