Travel and Visas

Travel Information

Travelling by air

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. There are direct flights from many countries, or you can fly to Heathrow and catch a connecting flight. Once at Manchester Airport, you can then travel to the University in the following ways: 

  • 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. See below information regarding rail travel.
  • 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.

Travelling by Rail/Bus

University Place is situated a 10-15 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station, and a 20-25 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station. If you are coming from Manchester Victoria Station it is a 30-35 minute walk. Alternatively, you can catch a bus/taxi from all these stations.

For details of train timetables, tickets and other rail information, please visit National Rail Enquiries website

Further travel information, including bus routes and maps, can be found here:

Visa Information

Please see here for UK Visa information

Check here if you will need to apply for a UK visa.

Invitation letters will be provided for accepted abstracts by IGAC. Please apply for your visa as early as possible (earliest application 3 months in advance).