Manchester has great national and international transport links, and is easy to get around once you’re here.

Getting here

By air
There are flights to Manchester Airport from more than 180 destinations worldwide, and you can reach the city centre by rail, Metrolink and taxi. For more information, visit

By train
Manchester has direct services running between London and Manchester every 20 minutes, and frequent services from many other major UK towns and cities. Visit or phone 08457 484950 for details.

By coach
National Express and Megabus run coaches from major cities in the UK to Manchester. Visit and

Getting around

By bus
For bus service and timetable information, visit

By Metrolink
Metrolink is Manchester’s tram system, offering easy travel into and around the city centre. Trams run frequently, so you don’t need a timetable. Go to to find out more.

By Metroshuttle
Free buses link the main railway stations to locations around the city centre. For more, visit

By car
For a wide choice of parking options, use the NCP car park finder tool at

By bike
There are dedicated cycle lanes on many of Manchester’s roads. Visit to plan your route.

On foot
Manchester city centre is easy to get around on foot and the majority of MIF17 venues are within easy walking distance of each other.

More information

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) can help you plan your journey online and can also provide you with up-to-date travel information about local public transport and ticketing. Visit or phone Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

Where to stay

Book rooms for The Principal, MIF’s Host Hotel, here or on +44 (0)161 288 1111.

MIF’s serviced apartment provider is CitySuites. Book an apartment here, or call +44 (0)161 302 0202.

Tourist information

For a full guide to Manchester, see

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