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Manchester Central Directions



Manchester Central Exhibition Centre
Windmill St
M2 3GX


By Rail

Manchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities – London is just over two hours away by train. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre.

To get to Manchester Central take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria station, in the Altrincham or Eccles direction and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central.

For more information on trains to Manchester visit:


By Road

Manchester is at the heart of the Northwest’s motorway network with easy access from all directions onto the M60, the city’s orbital motorway.

Once on the M60 exit at Junction 12 and join the M602 signposted towards the city centre. Follow the A57 straight on from the end of the M602 passing under a railway bridge before taking the left hand exit to merge onto the A56 Bridgewater Way. Turn right onto Whitworth Street West at Deansgate station and then turn left onto Albion Street. The entrance to the Manchester Central Car Park is through the next set of traffic lights on the left, opposite The Bridgewater Hall.

If you are using sat nav, type in M2 3GX which will take you to the car park at Manchester Central.


The closest place to park is the NCP car park on site at Manchester Central.
It is open 24 hours and the address details for sat nav are: Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3GX.

For more information on NCP car parks in Manchester, visit www.ncp.co.uk or telephone 0845 050 7080.

Park and Ride

Access into Manchester is easier if you use one of the many Park and Ride schemes. It is the ideal way to plan a quick, easy journey into the city centre. Parking is free at local rail stations and Metrolink tram stops in Greater Manchester. For more information visit Manchester Central.

By Air

Manchester airport is a major international air traffic hub with frequent scheduled flights to the majority of key UK, European and international destinations. It is 9 miles (14.5km) outside the city centre, taking approximately 25 minutes by taxi, or alternatively there is a direct half-hourly express rail service to the city centre that takes approximately 20 minutes.

More information on services to Manchester airport can be found at www.manchesterairport.co.uk.

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