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Train

Train (inter-city travel)– for those arriving into Manchester from other parts of the UK, such as London or Liverpool, there are three main stations in the city center: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting to Manchester is easy. Operators include: TransPennine Express (www.tpexpress.co.uk), CrossCountry Trains (www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk), Great […]

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TRAM

TRAM – aside from buses, this is Manchester’s more popular mode of public transportation (given the size of the city). Here is the Manchester tram map: https://tfgm.com/public-transport/tram/network-map For first-time visitors to Manchester, they can use the ticket machines located at each tram stop to purchase a ticket. One can also purchase System One Travelcards from […]

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Free Bus

Free Bus — fortunately, for those visitors who only plan to use public transportation within the city center, Manchester now offers a free bus (formerly the Manchester Metroshuttle) that provides a free “hop on, hop off” service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. Free Wi-Fi is also available on […]

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Bus

Bus – Manchester has a complicated network of local bus services (from Arriva, to Bakerbus, JPT, Maytree, Network Warrington, to Rossendalebus) that each have their own day fare (ranging from £1.90 to £2.50). First-time passengers can buy a ticket from the driver direct (provided the passenger has exact change). If your journey involves more than […]

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TAXI

TAXI – black taxis can be hailed in the street, ordered by phone, or picked up at one of the many central ranks. There are other taxi services in Manchester, and can be expensive. The best option is to check the fare the driver will charge to take you to your destination (before boarding the […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Manchester: Avis Rent a Car +44 344 544 6002 Budget: +44 344 544 9742 Enterprise: +44 161 498 3300 Europcar: +44 371 384 0128 Hertz: +44 161 850 1933 National: +44 871 384 3406 Sixt: +44 20 7028 8246 Thrifty: +44 161 499 7038