Travel by train

It's easy to travel by train to The University of Manchester due to our proximity to three large rail stations.

We are located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (+44 (0) 20 7278 5240 from overseas) or visit:


Manchester's main stations are highlighted on our city map (PDF file, 137 KB).

Piccadilly station to Sackville Street

The Sackville Street area of the campus is within five minutes' walk of Piccadilly Station. Leave the station via the Fairfield Street exit (where the taxi rank is), cross London Road, and down Fairfield Street, which is straight ahead of you. Continue down Fairfield Street and the Sackville Street building is on your left.

Piccadilly station to Oxford Road

The Oxford Road link bus (number 147) runs from Piccadilly Rail Station across the campus stopping at 14 locations and finishing at Grafton Street. This service runs on weekdays between 7.15am and 6.45pm, at ten-minute intervals, and can be caught from the Fairfield Street entrance to Piccadilly Station.

A taxi from Piccadilly Station to the Oxford Road area of the campus will cost you about £5.

Victoria station to Sackville Street

Victoria station is about a mile from the Sackville Street area of the campus. The easiest way is to take a Metrolink tram to Piccadilly station and follow the route described above.

Oxford Road station to Sackville Street

To get to the Sackville Street area of the campus, go down the station approach and cross Oxford Road. Then turn directly right onto Whitworth Street, and the campus is about a five-minute walk away.

Oxford Road station to Oxford Road campus

To get to the Oxford Road area of the campus, go down the station approach to Oxford Road and turn right. The campus is a 10- to 15-minute walk. Alternatively, buses stop outside the Palace Hotel.