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Travel by car

All approach routes are clearly signposted 'The University of Manchester'.

Select from the list below for further information:

Oxford Road area

Sackville Street area

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).

M6/M56

  • 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.

M67

  • At the end of the motorway, join Hyde Road (A57)
  • Continue along for approx 3 miles (4.5km), 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.

For Sackville Street area (following signs for The University of Manchester):

M6/M56 (Northbound)

  • Exit the M6 at J19 taking the third exit at the roundabout onto Chester Road A566.
  • Continue straight ahead onto A50.
  • At the major roundabout bear right onto the M56.
  • Follow the M56 until it turns into the A5103 signposted for the city centre.
  • Take the A5103 into the centre of Manchester until you reach a major roundabout with an overpass.
  • Take the third exit at the roundabout onto the Mancunian Way A57 lower level.
  • At the next roundabout, take the second exit (straight ahead) onto the Mancunian Way A57(M) elevated level for 350m.
  • At the next exit, bear left off A57(M) and immediately on slip road bear right into Sackville Street for 150m.
  • Take the first left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.

M62 (Westbound)

  • Take the M62 east to Manchester
  • Exit motorway at J20 following the A627 (M) to Oldham
  • Continue straight ahead onto Broadway A663
  • Bear right onto Oldham Road A62
  • Continue straight ahead onto Portland Street A5103
  • Turn left onto Princess Street
  • Turn left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.

M62 (Eastbound)

  • Take the M62 west to Manchester
  • Exit at J12 onto the M602 Eccles bypass
  • Continue straight ahead onto the A57
  • Bear left onto the Mancunian Way A57(M)
  • Bear left again onto the A57 and continue straight ahead onto Sackville Street
  • Turn left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.

M6 (Southbound)

  • Take the M6 South
  • As you approach the outskirts of Manchester continue straight ahead onto the M61
  • Shortly after, continue straight ahead onto the M60
  • Continue straight ahead onto the M62 and bear right onto the M602 Eccles Bypass
  • Continue straight ahead onto the A57
  • Bear left onto the Mancunian Way A57(M)
  • Bear left onto A57 and continue straight ahead onto Sackville Street.
  • Take the second left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.

Parking

Car parking is available at the University. If you have an appointment with a member of staff they may be able to provide you with a parking permit for the day.

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