Travel information

Travel information

The 2017 International Bioenergy Conference will take place in Manchester, UK. Information on how to get to Manchester can be found below courtesy of If you have any further questions, please contact or call 0161 275 4330.

Travelling to Manchester by train

Manchester is easy to travel to from other major UK cities. Direct services between Manchester and London run conveniently every 20 minutes with Virgin Trains. Local rail services connect Manchester Airport with Greater Manchester districts and the city centre. There are four key train stations in Manchester city centre – Deansgate, Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Of these, Piccadilly attracts the most visitors’ and is the main arrival point into the city centre.

For all trains times and fares, visit or call +44 (0)8457 484950.

Travelling to Manchester by air

With over 100 airlines offering direct flights to over 190 destinations worldwide, Manchester airport connects over 22 million passengers to more places than any other airport in the UK. The airport is ideally placed to become your gateway to England’s Northwest. You can visit Manchester Airport’s website to find out more about flights to Manchester.

The airport also has a mobile website for visitors wanting to access information via their smartphones. The site provides live flight and timetable information, airport maps and car park booking options, plus links to the airport’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. iPhone users can also access live flight information, terminal guides, maps and more, with the airport’s free iPhone app. Wherever you’re arriving from, the airport can provide you with personalised information about your onward journey with its My Airport Guide service.

From the airport, trains to the city centre run every 10 minutes into Piccadilly train station; the average journey time is 20 minutes. Alternatively you can jump into a taxi to the city centre.

Travelling to Manchester by road

Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links. Manchester’s ring road connects Manchester to motorways north, south, east and west.

Visit Google Maps to find out how to get here from where you are. You can download our maps to help find your way around the city centre and beyond.


The closest car park is at Manchester Central, you can find out more details here.

View the Manchester City Council parking page for information about on-street parking in Manchester city centre. View the 36 NCP car parks in Manchester city centre. View APCOA car parks at Manchester Airport and around the region. Q-Parks have 5 parking facilities within Manchester City centre in convenient locations such as Q-Park First Street next to HOME MCR, Deansgate North part of the Embankment development, Piazza close by to the Arndale Centre and Wimslow Park. View the locations here. To book a guaranteed parking space in Manchester City Centre, visitJustPark.

Car Sharing

BlaBlaCar – the world’s leading long-distance ridesharing service, connecting drivers with empty seats to people travelling the same way. Together, you share the journey and split the cost –

National Express

National Express run coaches from major cities in the UK to Manchester. Visit the National Express website for full details.


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