On this page you will find travel information on how to get to the MCM Manchester Comic Con.
Location: Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, UK.
To pick your mode of transport please click on one of the links below:
Arriving in Manchester
On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.
Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.
From the end of June until the end of August 2016 the nearest Metrolink stops for visitors travelling to Manchester Central by tram will be Piccadilly Gardens and Deansgate – Castlefield (directly behind the venue).
Passengers travelling via tram from the North and East (i.e. Bury, Rochdale and Ashton) will alight at Piccadilly Gardens and take a short walk down Lower Mosley St to the venue
Passengers travelling via tram from the South and West (i.e. Eccles, MediaCity, Altrincham and East Didsbury) will need to alight at Deansgate-Castlefield and walk round to the front of the venue
There will be additional free shuttle buses in operation and directional signage along the walking route. Access the most up-to-date travel information and plan your journey here.
Manchester’s extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester.
Find out more at www.tfgm.com or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.
We work with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when we’re going to be busy.
We have a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.
Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.
- M6 (from 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 north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
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 west – Liverpool)
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 east – Leeds, Yorkshire)
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 west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.
Manchester Comic Con are, this year, proud to be partnering with Q-Park parking facilities. Their car park on First St is just a few minutes’ walk from the MCC and offered unrivalled security and cleanliness. Pre Book your parking via the link and enter promo code PT1216MCR to save 15%, just £8.50 for Daytime Parking! ( http://www.q-park.co.uk/
Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:
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
- Edinburgh 3h 34m
- Glasgow 3h 16m
- Bristol 2h 59m
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. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).
Information on Manchester Airport can be found at:
Flights into Manchester per day from:
- London – 18
- Amsterdam – 8
- Paris – 7
- Barcelona – 1
- Frankfurt – 6
- Stockholm – 2
- Brussels – 6
- Copenhagen – 3
- Zurich – 4