By Bike or Foot


You can walk or bike from the centre of Bath using:

  • North Road

  • Bathwick Hill

  • Widcombe Hill

These routes involve a steep uphill climb. It will take 30 to 40 minutes to walk to campus.

Walk or bike from the east of Bath to campus using:

  • Claverton Down Road

  • The Avenue / Claverton Hill (steep uphill climb)

By Rail


It's easy to travel by train to The University of Manchester due to their proximity to three large rail stations. They are located close to both Piccadilly mainline station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.



Manchester's main stations are highlighted on our city map.


Piccadilly station to Oxford Road:

The Oxford Road link bus (number 147) runs from Piccadilly Rail Station across the campus stopping at 14 locations and finishing at Grafton Street. This service runs on weekdays between 7.15am and 6.45pm, at ten-minute intervals, and can be caught from the Fairfield Street entrance to Piccadilly Station.

A taxi from Piccadilly Station to the Oxford Road area of the campus will cost you about £5.

By Bus

There are local bus services running throughout the Greater Manchester area, together with the Metrolink tram service.


External services to the Oxford Road area of the campus include:

·         Buses from Piccadilly Bus  Station: 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 157, 250.

·         Buses from Oxford Road  Station: All buses that run along Oxford Road.

·         Buses from Cross Street outside Boots the  Chemist: 47, 87, 50, 143, 197, 291.

·         Buses from Manchester Airport: 43a, 45a.

·         Bus from Piccadilly Train Station: 147.

·         Bus from Victoria Station: 42.

·         Bus from Shudehill Interchange: 18.

·         Tram: Alight at St Peter's Square and walk or catch a bus down Oxford Road.

By Car


Oxford Road area:

·        From M62 eastbound

·         From M62 westbound

·         From M6/M56

·         From M67


Please note: drivers heading into the city on Oxford Road are no longer able to travel past Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, seven days a week. Instead you'll need to reroute, by turning right on to Hathersage Road before continuing your journey along Upper Brook Street.

To accommodate the permanent changes to Oxford Road, Upper Brook Street has been improved to provide drivers with an alternative route. Local access to Oxford Road will be maintained from adjoining roads and signage in place to help everyone navigate the area.


You can also find car parking facilities on campus.


For Oxford Road area:

M62 (eastbound), M602

·         Leave the M62 at J12 and join the M602.

·         At the end of M602, join Regent Road (A57) and continue along and join the A57M (Mancunian Way).

·         Leave at the second exit signposted A34 Congleton (hair-pin bend) and keep left, following signs for The University of Manchester.

·         Turn left onto the A34 (dual carriageway) and get in the right-hand lane.

·         Turn right at the first set of traffic lights into Grosvenor Street.

·         Stay in the left-hand lane and turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Oxford Road (B5117).

M62 (westbound), M60

·         Leave M62 at J18 and join M60 ring road.

·         Leave M60 at J22 and turn right at traffic lights onto Oldham Road (A62).

·         Continue along until the end and turn left to join Great Ancoats Street (A665).

·         Follow signs for The University of Manchester and join the Mancunian Way (A57M).

·         Take the exit from the Mancunian Way signposted A5103/Manchester Airport (M56)/Birmingham (M6).

·         At the roundabout take the first exit onto Higher Cambridge Street.

·         Turn left at the second set of traffic lights onto Booth Street West and then turn right onto Oxford Road (B5117).


·         Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and turn right onto the A556.

·         Follow signs for Manchester Airport and join the M56.

·         Stay on M56 until it joins Princess Park Way (A5103).

·         Continue for a further four miles (6km) before turning right at Young's Royal Brewery into Moss Lane East (B5219).

·         Continue to the T-junction and turn left onto Oxford Road (B5117).

·         Proceed down Oxford Road and the University campus is straight ahead.


·         At the end of the motorway join Hyde Road (A57).

·         Continue along for approximately three miles (4.5 km), following signs for the city centre.

·         Upon reaching a major roundabout (the Apollo Theatre is on the left) take the second exit, Brunswick Street (signposted The University of Manchester).

·         Continue along and go straight through the next set of traffic lights.



Car parking is available at the University. All car parking on campus is pay and display.

The multi-storey car parks at both Booth Street West and Charles Street offer paid public parking and are convenient and safe.

Access to the Car Park D (Booth Street West car park)  has changed and is now from Higher Cambridge Street for the duration of development work at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

Electric vehicle charging points

If you intend to drive to the University in an electric vehicle, find out where our charging points are:

·         Electric vehicle charging points

By Air

If you plan to travel by air to The University of Manchester, our nearest airport is Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the University.


The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

·       Train – The airport's two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24-hour train link to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.

·       Taxi – A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £20.

·       Bus – Local buses also run to the Oxford Road

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester.

For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website.


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