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Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you’re here thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice, with many of the hotels within walking distance of each other and Manchester Central in the heart of the city.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the official public transport body for the city. Its website has a wealth of information and a number of journey planning tools to take the stress out of travelling.
Within the city centre, Metroshuttle provides a free ‘hop on, hop off’ service linking all of the main rail stations, hotels, shopping districts and business areas. There are three services which operate on circular routes.
Commercial bus services run throughout Greater Manchester helping you get around easy.
The Metrolink network is one of the most successful light railway systems in the UK. With frequent services there’s no need to worry about a timetable, just head to your nearest stop and the next tram won’t be far away. 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.
In addition to the inter-city links, the rail network connects you to the neighbouring towns and districts of Greater Manchester including Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Wigan.
Want to travel on any bus? Or a combination of bus, train and tram? Why not purchase a System One Travelcard. They’re accepted by most bus, train and tram companies running locally, meaning you can transfer seamlessly from bus to bus or from one transport mode to the other as many times as you like.
In the city centre NCP has over 13,000 car parking spaces across 43 sites. NCP also have a pre-book service in Manchester, so you can guarantee a parking space before the journey begins.
APCOA Parking has an established presence in Manchester with six car parks in Manchester city centre including Manchester Piccadilly Station Car Park.
Manchester is easily explored on foot, with a city centre that you can navigate within 20 minutes. City Hosts are dotted around the city centre to guide you with directions, public transport information and details on events taking place.
Download the city centre map here to help you get around.