If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Manchester's new SouthGate Travel Interchange , the central bus station in the city centre of Manchester. The bus station is connected to Manchester City Centre by a parade of shops. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.
For International destinations such as Manchester to Paris, Manchester to Warsaw and Manchester to Amsterdam you may be interested in looking at Eurolines who connect 41 European cities. Eurolines cheapest fare is 15 GBP between cities with their funfare promotion. You can also buy a 15 day unlimted bus pass for Europe for as little as 175 Euros. For more details see the Eurolines European Bus Pass
If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by train, you will be using Manchester Train station on Manvers Street next to the SouthGate shopping centre. Manchester Train station is a 10 minute walk from the Manchester city centre through a newly completed shopping center and provides a good service to London and the South West of England. For more detailed information, including maps, national and trains from Manchester see our guide to Manchester Train Station.
If you are travelling to Manchester by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Manchester Park and Ride facilities (free parking) located North, South, East and West of the city centre. If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located within the City Centre.
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Manchester to soak up the atmosphere and visit a few more attractions why not check out some of the Manchester Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
Great Manchester Run
(Fri 26th May, 2017)
The Bupa Great Manchester Run is an annual 10 kilometre run through the streets in Manchester city centre. Usually held in mid-May.
The Manchester Day Parade
(Sat 10th Jun, 2017)
The Manchester Day Parade is a huge annual carnival which takes place on the streets of the city centre.
Mancester International Festival
(Tue 04th Jul, 2017)
Manchester International Festival is a major cultural festival of original and new work and special events in Manchester City Centre.