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Getting to Manchester
Thanks to an integrated transport network, Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors.
With three terminals handling over 22m passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England, and the largest airport in the UK outside of London. More than 70 airlines ensure Manchester is directly connected to over 200 destinations around the world including Beijing, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Amsterdam.
Manchester Airport offers a whole host of facilities and services to help ensure hassle-free travel. These include tax and duty free savings, free WiFi and Escape Lounges in all three terminals.
Manchester Airport offers excellent connections to the city centre and beyond with both a regional railway station and Metrolink tram station onsite.
Approximate flight journey times:
Beijing 12hrs 40mins
Brussels 1hr 20mins
Dubai 7hrs 55mins
Los Angeles 13hrs
New York 6hrs 50mins
Paris 1hr 25mins
There are three main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting here couldn’t be easier. Operators include: Virgin Trains, Transpennine Express, CrossCountry Trains, Great Western Railway and Northern Rail.
Train journey times from:
London 2hrs 7mins
Edinburgh 3hrs 8mins
Birmingham 1hr 28mins
National Express and Megabus provide services from all over the country into Chorlton Street Coach Station in the heart of the city centre.
Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links. The M60 ring road connects the city to motorways north, south, east and west.
Car journey times from:
London 4hrs 9mins
Edinburgh 4hrs 3mins
Birmingham 1hr 48mins