Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Search

Travel by car

All approach routes for cars travelling here are clearly signposted 'The University of Manchester'.

Directions

Select from the list below for full directions:

Oxford Road area

Sackville Street area

You can also find car parking facilities on campus.

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 three miles (4.5 km), 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 the 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 the slip road bear right into Sackville Street.
  • 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.