HEP conference 2007

How to Get Here


  • By air:

    Manchester Airport has direct flight connections with most major European cities, including via several budget airlines. See the list of direct connections here.

    Direct trains from the airport to the city centre take about 20 minutes and cost £3. Taxis are about £15.

    You can also fly to Liverpool airport which is mainly served by easyJet and Ryanair (see this list of destinations). Taxis from Liverpool to Manchester are about £70; there is a bus from Liverpool airport to Manchester city centre which takes about 1 hr 15 minutes (£5 for the round-trip journey).

  • By train:

    The stations closest to the University are Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road. Trains from London leave at Euston Station. For train connections, consult National Rail. Train prices in the UK vary largely with travel times and how far in advance you book the ticket. If you simply buy the ticket on the train, you will pay £200 for the return trip to London, but you can get the same ticket for about £60 if you buy in advance and avoid peak times. Trains between London and Manchester take about 2 1/2 hours.

  • By car:

    Manchester is about 200 miles north of London. For driving instructions, see for example mapquest. Please remember that cars drive on the left !

  • By coach:

    National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from both University campuses. You can contact the Chorlton Street Coach Station on: 08705 808080.

More information (including maps) can be found on the University's travel page.