Manchester Transport Guide

The transport available in Manchester is extensive, frequent and priced fairly for a large city. Most locals get around via the multi-route metroshuttle that weaves through the city and covers all major areas. There are 2 convenient railway stations in the city as well; Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly, plus a tram that stops in the centre directly onto the street, which is handy to hop on and off.

How to get around Manchester

Manchester has multi-route shuttle buses that offer a brilliant free service to the public within the central area of Manchester City. Two of the free services start from Piccadilly Station and the other begins its route at Victoria Station and frequents the busiest parts of the city in 15-minute intervals. Stops include Chinatown, Albert Square, Deansgate and Oxford Road. The trams in the centre of the city are the easiest way to navigate the inner-city streets and have on-street stations at Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter’s Square. Other bus fares can be unpredictable as the service is unregulated, meaning that many companies compete against each other. Routes with little competition can be very expensive compared to mainstream services. Manchester’s International Airport is located just 15 to 30 minutes away by train from Piccadilly Station in the heart of the city. Trains running to the airport generally depart every 10 minutes and hourly during the night.