Museums and Art Galleries
Cinema and Music
Locally, nationally and internationally, Manchester is well served by public transport. The road network around Manchester is comprehensive and Manchester has its own international airport.
Most disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities are on the Oxford Road site (formerly known as the South Campus) which is bisected by Oxford Road, a major route into the city centre which is two miles away. Oxford Road is the busiest bus route in Europe and there are plenty of buses connecting it with the city centre (Piccadilly) and with Owens Park where a lot of student accommodation is based. Almost all the buses that stop outside the university go on to Owens Park and there are plenty of attractive deals for weekly tickets etc. However it is important to be aware that some tickets only allow travel with a particular bus operator whereas others (more expensive), are valid for travel on any bus.
Students may need to visit the Sackville Street site (formerly known as the North Campus) which is within easy walking distance of Piccadilly, where most bus routes terminate. There is a bus service, the 147, which connects Piccadilly railway station with both sites. Travel on this bus is free between the two sites provided you show your swipecard. However if you get on or off the bus at Piccadilly railway station then you will have to pay the flat rate fare.
Oxford Road station, served by local trains is only a mile from the Oxford Road site and is well served by buses along Oxford Road. Victoria station which is also covered by local services does have some buses connecting with the Oxford Road and there is also a free bus service connecting it with Oxford Road Station.
The Crucial Guide has more information about student travel.
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority (GMPTE) provides information on local buses, trains and trams.
National and International Transport
Trains and Trams
The main railway station in Manchester is Piccadilly, which is served by trains from all over Britain. The cheapest and best way to get from the station to the campus is to use the 147 bus which leaves from outside the station near the taxi entrance. This service however only runs to the Oxford Road site and does not take you to Owens Park. You can get discounted rail travel by buying a Young Person's railcard.
Manchester also has a tram service, the Metrolink, which serves the city centre and Greater Manchester.
The National Express Coach network runs coaches which link Manchester to the national network. The company runs a discount scheme for students.
Manchester's international airport is only about eight miles from the city centre. There is a good train service from the airport into Piccadilly station, and also a bus service, the X2. This service also operates between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.
Cycling in Manchester
Take a look at the University's information for cyclists.
Cycle GM provides information and advice on cycling in Manchester.
Affordable SEO and Web Design in Manchester UK