Travelling by Bus, Tram or Coach

There are various ways to travel to The University of Manchester by bus, tram or coach.

The Renold Building is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (+44 (0) 20 7278 5240 from overseas) or visit the National Rail Enquiries Website (

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 be telephone on 08705 808080.

Directions to Sackville Street campus

Turn right out of Chorlton Street Coach Station onto Chorlton Street and walk to the junction with Whitworth Street. Cross Whitworth Street and the Sackville Street part of the campus is straight ahead.

Directions to Oxford Road campus

Walk to Whitworth Street as above and catch the 147 Oxford Road link bus to the Oxford Road area of the campus.

For more information about National Express coaches visit the National Express Website (

By Bus or Tram

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

External Services

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.

Services to the Sackville Street area of the campus include:

  • Tram (Metrolink): Various lines to Piccadilly station, which is a short walk away.
  • Buses along London Road: 107, 192, 196, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 373.
  • Bus along Sackville Street: 140.

For information on bus and tram timetables, services and saver tickets within Greater Manchester ring GMPTE (Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive) on 0870 6082608 or visit

Travelling 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 and Sackville Street areas of the campus.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit the Manchester Airport Website.