M6 (from the south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M6 from the north
Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 from the west
At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 from the east
At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M56 from the west
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
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It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.
Travel time by train to Manchester from: London–2h 9m, Birmingham–1h 30m, Newcastle–2h 37m and Glasgow–3h 16m.
Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. Flights into Manchester per day from: London–18, Amsterdam–8, Paris–7, Barcelona–1, Frankfurt–6, Brussels–6 and Zurich–4. Click here for airport visitor information »
From the airport the city is approximately:
- 25 minutes away by taxi
- just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service
- trams run every 12 minutes at all times except outside the hours of 9:00am - 5:30pm on Sundays and public holidays when they run every 15 minutes. To check the first and last tram times click here »
Manchester's extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester. (You can find out more at www.tfgm.com or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.)
Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. There are three Metroshuttle services operate in Manchester city centre (routes 1, 2 and 3).
The city’s Metrolink network is expanding and currently the nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot - just follow the signs along the route.Metrolink runs every 12 minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up and buy your ticket.
Accommodation for delegates and sponsors at the 11th EANN Quadrennial Congress and SBNS Spring Meeting has been reserved at a preferential rate at the Midland Hotel and the Jury’s Inn (for more information see below).
The Midland Hotel
This hotel was built by the Midland Railway and opened in 1903 to serve Manchester Central railway station, and provide the northern terminus for its rail services to London St. Pancras. This Grade II listed ornate red brick hotel faces St Peter's Square Metrolink station and the Manchester Central library and Manchester Central Convention Complex is just behind the hotel. Piccadilly train station is just a 15-minute walk away.
Rates: £145.00 B&B for single occupancy - £155 for double occupancy per night.
The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Tel: +44 161 236 3333
Click here for the Midland Hotel website »
The Jury’s Inn
The hotel is situated on Great Bridgewater Street. Centrally situated and 5 minutes walk from the Manchester Central Convention Complex and 10 minutes walk to Oxford Road Station.
Rates: £129.00 B&B & WiFi for single occupancy - £139.00 for double occupancy per night.
Jury’s Inn, Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, M1 5LE
Tel: +44 161 953 8888
Click here for the Jury's Inn website »
There are many other hotels near Manchester Central Convention Complex that covers all difference prices ranges.
For more information click here for the Visit Manchester website »