How to Reach Manchester, United Kingdom

The Easiest Way to Reach Manchester


  • Manchester Airport is the biggest airport in the UK outside London and very well serviced with all major international airlines landing here. There are two main train stations, Victoria (northern Manchester) and Piccadilly and you get trains to any major destination in the UK from here. There are also regular buses or you can rent a car or motorbike.


  • The best way to see the city centre is on foot and the city has a very efficient public transport system and you can get around the city by tram, bus or train with relative ease. You can also take a taxi (quite a bit cheaper than London) if you need to.

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Modes of Transportation in Manchester

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Manchester. The most preferred mode of transport in Manchester is Car.

Average distance: 15.59 km Average time: 42.05 min

  • Car 42.86%
    Driving 38 min Walking 0.42 min Overall average time for 24.25 kms 38.42 min
  • Bike 7.14%
    Bike 30 min Overall average time for 7.24 kms 30 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 7.14%
    Tram 20 min Train 12.5 min Walking 11 min Waiting 8.5 min Overall average time for 13.68 kms 52 min
  • Walking 28.57%
    Walking 34.38 min Bus 5 min Motorbike 1.25 min Driving 1 min Overall average time for 5.92 kms 41.63 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 7.14%
    Bus 52.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Walking 0.5 min Overall average time for 17.22 kms 60.5 min

How to Reach Manchester from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Blackpool to Manchester 77.94 km 1 hour 10 mins
Birmingham to Manchester 130.97 km 1 hour 31 mins
Nottingham to Manchester 132.18 km 1 hour 42 mins
Newcastle Upon Tyne to Manchester 236.52 km 2 hours 22 mins
Dublin to Manchester 263.17 km 1 hour 22 mins
Bristol to Manchester 274.9 km 2 hours 57 mins
Southampton to Manchester 275.56 km 1 hour 57 mins
London to Manchester 293.8 km 2 hours 5 mins
Edinburgh to Manchester 295.71 km 1 hour 5 mins
Glasgow to Manchester 310.73 km 1 hour 10 mins
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