Plan your visit
Plan your visit to Manchester
For those familiar with this great city, Manchester has long been the cultural heart of England, internationally renowned for its passion for music, sport and the arts. It is a city which celebrates difference, welcomes innovation, thrives on change and still manages to offer a warm, relaxed welcome.
Whether you are travelling from near or far, visiting for the day or staying over in one of our quality hotels, take some time to enjoy the shopping, the food, the nightlife and the people of Manchester.
Manchester Visitor Information Centre
45 – 50 Piccadilly Plaza
If you’re travelling to Manchester, head to Visit Manchester for food, drink and hotel offers, as well as brilliant suggested itineraries for your trip, ranging from cultural, food and drink and heritage and literary itineraries, so you can experience everything that Manchester has to offer.
+44 (0)871 222 8223
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
By air: There are direct ﬂights to Manchester Airport from more than 210 destinations, with the
city centre easily accessible by rail (15mins), Metrolink or taxi.
By train: There are regular direct trains between London and Manchester every 20 minutes, and frequent services from many other major UK cities.
By coach: National Express and Megabus run coaches between Manchester and many major UK cities.
By public transport: Manchester is well served by buses (including the free bus service around the city centre), frequent Metrolink trams and trains. You can plan your journey online at tfgm.com
By bike: There are cycle lanes on many local roads, find out more here.
By car: Use NCP’s online ‘Find a car park’ tool to pre-book your Festival parking at selected car
parks using the code FESTIVAL19.
Where to stay
Click here to find out about Principal Manchester, MIF19’s Official Hotel Provider.