Directorate of Estates and Facilities


Trains and Trams

There are three main train stations in Manchester, with both national and regional services in operation:

  • Manchester Piccadilly: Within short walking distance of North campus, and linked to South campus by the 147 bus (a 20 minute walk approximately.)
  • Manchester Oxford Road: Within walking distance of both North and South campus. The route between the station and South campus is also served by a vast number of buses
  • Manchester Victoria: On the north side of the city, the University can be reached by a combination of tram and bus or by a combination of metroshuttle and buses/walking

For train times, fares, stations, destinations, service disruptions and much more visit National Rail Enquiries.

Manchester’s Metrolink is expanding its network. For tram times, prices, routes and future plans visit Metrolink.

For further information on local train services, combination tickets (e.g. bus and train), maps and more visit Transport for Greater Manchester.


Help with purchasing train and tram tickets:

  • Interest free loans (staff only) for annual season tickets are available to support the use of public transport through a staff benefit scheme.

  • Plus Bus is a discount price ticket for unlimited local bus travel around town that you buy with your train ticket (see criteria when you buy your train ticket).
  • Student train fare costs can be reduced by a third by purchasing a student railcard.

Piccadilly is the busiest station in Manchester