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BERA Conference 2024 and WERA Focal Meeting

8 September 2024 to 12 September 2024University of Manchester

Venue / Travel

University Place
University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL
0161 306 6000

How to find us

View our City Campus map showing the location of University Place (no.37) or use our interactive map of the University of Manchester.

Free bus travel around Manchester City Centre

free bus services operate around the city centre and are free of charge. All buses are wheelchair accessible.

Please find more information below about the free bus services.

Transport to Manchester

Travelling 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 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.

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.

Travelling by air

If you plan to travel by air to The University of Manchester, our nearest airport is Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the University.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train – The airport’s two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24-hour train link to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi – A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £20.
  • Bus – Local buses also run to the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas of the campus.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website.

Travelling by car

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

Select from the list below for full directions:

Oxford Road area

Please note: drivers heading into the city on Oxford Road are now unable to travel past Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, seven days a week. Instead you’ll need to reroute, by turning right on to Hathersage Road before continuing their journey along Upper Brook Street.

To accommodate the permanent changes to Oxford Road, Upper Brook Street has been improved to provide drivers with an alternative route. Local access to Oxford Road will be maintained from adjoining roads and signage in place to help everyone navigate the area.


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

We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach campus at these times, unless travelling by car is essential. 

Access to the Car Park D (Booth Street West car park)  has changed and is now from Higher Cambridge Street for the duration of development work at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

Electric vehicle charging points

If you intend to drive to the University in an electric vehicle, find out where our charging points are: