Travel and Accommodation
GETTING TO MANCHESTER
Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors.
There are three main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. With direct rail services from across the country, getting here is easy. Operators include: TransPennine Express, CrossCountry Trains, Great Western Railway, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains.
Train journey times from:
- London - 2hrs 7mins
- Edinburgh - 3hrs 15mins
- Birmingham - 1hr 28mins
- Manchester Airport - 14min
- Cardiff - 3hrs 8mins
- Liverpool – 34mins
- Sheffield – 52mins
- Newcastle – 2hrs 25min
- York - 1hr 20mins
Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links. The M60 ring road connects the city to motorways north, south east and west.
Manchester Airport offers excellent connections to the city centre and beyond with a regional railway station and Metrolink station onsite.
There are regular trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, and the journey takes around 20 minutes. They run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Pre-book your train tickets online on the Manchester Airport website.
GETTING AROUND MANCHESTER
Within the city centre, free bus (formerly Metroshuttle) provides a free ‘hop on, hop off’ service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. There are services which operate on circular routes.
The Metrolink network is one of the most successful light railway systems in the UK. The Metrolink runs every few minutes so you can travel anytime from early morning until late in the evening. You must purchase your ticket from the machine at the platform before you board. You can buy tickets in advance by downloading the free Metrolink Get Me There App.
WHERE TO STAY
Jurys Inn Manchester
PLEASE NOTE THE GUARANTEED RATE AT THE JURYS INN HAS NOW EXPIRED AND THERE IS LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT THE HOTEL PARTICULARLY ON THE WEDNESDAY EVENING.
The ABO Conference Hotel is the Jurys Inn Manchester. We have secured a rate of £89 per night (Double Room for Single Occupancy inclusive of breakfast and VAT)
To book your room please click here and you will be taken to the online booking portal. Once you have made your booking, JP Events will be in touch to confirm your booking. If you have any questions about your booking, please contact JP Events directly.
There are many other hotels to chose from and delegates can consider one of the options listed below.
North Tower, Victoria Bridge Street, Salford, M3 5AS
Holiday Inn Express
2-4 Oxford Road , Manchester, M1 5QA
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St., Manchester, M1 3DG
Macdonald Manchester Hotel
London Road, Manchester, M1 2PG