Travel

Travel to Manchester

Manchester Airport is a major international hub serving more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Traveling between the airport and the conference venue

Train
Train will be the best way to travel from the airport to the symposium venue. Regular trains (average every 10 minutes) are available between the airport and the city centre and the venue.

For the latest train timetables, visit:
Transpennine Trains | Northern Rail

From Oxford Road station, walk up Oxford Road towards Deansgate, where you can board the Metrolink. From Piccadilly or Victoria stations, there will be clearly signposted Metrolink stations nearby.

By Bus
Please check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE at tfgm.com or call 0870 608 2608 before you travel.
For the latest timetable for the Manchester Water taxi, visit their website.

By Taxi
Local taxi companies:
Salford Quays Taxis – 0161 660 6666
First Taxis – 0161 930 8888
1010 Taxis (private hire) – 0161 793 1010
A taxi rank is also situated outside of The Lowry.

By Metrolink
Visitors can access The Lowry via the Eccles line and the MediaCityUK line. Travelling from Manchester city centre takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes.
Eccles line: alight at Harbour City stop – The Lowry is approximately a 10 minute walk from this stop.
MediacityUK line: alight at MediacityUK stop – The Lowry is approximately a 5 minute walk from this stop.
For more information, visit Metrolink’s website or call them on 0161 205 2000.

Cycling or Walking
The Lowry is accessible by bicycle from Manchester city centre, and via various cycle paths across the city. For information on cycle routes from Manchester to Salford Quays visit loveyourbike.org. There are several walkways navigating the rejuvenated waterways of Salford Quays. The Lowry Footbridge offers access from Trafford Wharfside and provides spectacular views of The Quays.

Download TFGM’s handy travel map here or plan your journey here.