Back in Manchester by popular demand, the 2017 European Bus Forum will take place at University Place within the grounds of The University of Manchester.

The venue has a prime city centre location which means it is only a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly station and within walking distance of local hotels.

The University of Manchester
Building: University Place
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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Getting There

Manchester is well connected by all modes of transport so whether you are travelling to the city by road, rail or air, it is easy to reach. It is a compact city so once you arrive; it is also easy to get around by foot. The University is conveniently located to get to all the city centre attractions, shops and restaurants, providing you with a great base to explore all that Manchester has to offer.

Walking >
A number of our venues can easily be reached by walking which is a great way to take in some famous Manchester landmarks whilst keeping fit. The Sackville Street campus venues are less than a five minute walk from Piccadilly station and the Oxford Road campus is just a further 10 minutes away. To plan your walking route, please go to

Rail >
Travelling by train couldn’t be easier, with most major cities across the UK offering direct train services into Manchester Piccadilly station.

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.

 For details of prices and timetables of all national train connections into Manchester, visit Network Rail’s website.

First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into the city centre from Manchester Airport.

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Car >
The University’s campuses are located from just one mile to the nearest motorway junction and there are University signposts directing you to the campuses. The M60 outer ring road connects to all the motorways running into Manchester from north, south, east and west.

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

Air >
Manchester International Airport has flights from over 200 destinations worldwide and the airport is located just 10 miles from the city centre with a direct train service into Piccadilly station every 20 minutes throughout the week. The approximate cost is £5 for a single journey and the journey time is just 15 minutes. Alternatively you can get a taxi to the city centre which costs less than £20. To get more detailed and comprehensive information about flying into Manchester, take a look at the Manchester Airport website.

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