Manchester Central is in the heart of Manchester city centre in the North West of England. Located in the centre of the UK, the city is served by strong road, rail and air links, making it an easily accessible location for visitors from all over the world.
By roadManchester is at the heart of the Northwest’s motorway network with easy access from all directions onto the M60, the city’s orbital motorway. Once on the M60 exit at Junction 12 and join the M602 signposted towards the city centre. Follow the A57 straight on from the end of the M602 passing under a railway bridge before taking the left hand exit to merge onto the A56 Bridgewater Way. Turn right onto Whitworth Street West at Deansgate station and then turn left onto Albion Street. The entrance to the Manchester Central Car Park is through the next set of traffic lights on the left, opposite The Bridgewater Hall.
If you are using sat nav, type in M2 3GX which will take you to the car park at Manchester Central.
The following links may be useful in helping to plan your journey by car:
www.theaa.comwww.highways.gov.ukParking at Manchester CentralOnce you have travelled into the city by car, then the best place to park is the NCP car park on site at Manchester Central. It is open 24 hours and the address details for sat nav are: Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3GX.
For more information on NCP car parks in Manchester, visit www.ncp.co.ukor telephone 0845 050 7080.
Park and RideAccess into Manchester is easier if you use one of the many Park and Ride schemes. It is the ideal way to plan a quick, easy journey into the city centre. Parking is free at local rail stations and Metrolink tram stops in Greater Manchester so the only cost is the fare. In many instances the cost of your ticket will be less than your normal parking charges too!
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If you need more information about times and tickets call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or use the journey planner at www.gmpte.com.
Metrolink and TaxisManchester is a city with character, striking features and places of interests found in numerous pockets throughout the area. To see all that Manchester has to offer you can take advantage of some excellent local public transport.
The extensive Metrolink tram service covers the city centre and areas of Greater Manchester. A £1 billion investment in Greater Manchester's iconic tram system has started to provide new trams, new tracks, new ticket machines and major station improvements.
For information on routes and timetables, please visit the Metrolink website: www.metrolink.co.uk
For a more bespoke service, there are a number of reputable taxi and private hire companies which operate in the city. A selection is listed below:
Radio Cars Manchester - 0161 236 8033Mantax Taxis Ltd - 0161 230 3333Manchester Minibus Taxis - 0161 850 0568Manchester Cars - 0161 237 3383Manchester Limousine Service - 0161 49 20 307By railManchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities – London is just over two hours away by train. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre. Take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.
For information on train services to Manchester, please use the following links:
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