Travelling to Manchester

June 27 2013

By plane

Manchester International Airport (MAN) is the largest airport outside of London in the UK with almost a hundred operators flying to and from hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Taxis are available from Manchester Airport (Manchester, Greater Manchester M90 1QX) along with an integrated train station which travels to many locations across Manchester and the UK. For more information on Manchester International Airport visit .

By train

Two major railway stations serve Manchester; Victoria in the north and Piccadilly in the south. Piccadilly is the main destination for trains from around the UK with Virgin Trains operating service between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston, this journey takes 120 minutes on average. The Eurostar is a high speed train that travels under the sea to link London, Ebbsfleet, Ashford, Calais, Lille and Brussels. For more information or to book a journey on the Eurostar visit .

By car

To reach Manchester from the north and Scotland follow the M6 then the M61, and from the south follow the M6 then the M56, both of these motorways link to the M60 which circles Greater Manchester. For directions in Manchester to The Velodrome see .

By boat

Ferries are available to the UK from many locations. The Port of Dover is a major port in the south of the UK which is popular for its journey to and from Calais in the north of France over the Channel, this journey lasts 90 minutes and from Dover the car journey is approximately 5 hours to Manchester. Another major port in the UK is Hull Port which is approximately only an hour and 50 minute car journey to Manchester.

By tunnel

The Channel tunnel is an undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in the UK to Cosquelles, Pas-de-Calais near Calais in France. The tunnel carries high speed Eurostar passenger trains along with Eurotunnel shuttle roll-on/roll-off vehicle transporters which enable you to bring your car over to the UK. For more information on the Channel Tunnel or to book your tickets visit .


About the UCI Track World Cup Manchester

The UCI Track World Cup is a season long winter track cycling competition run by the UCI. The Manchester round of the event takes place at the National Cycling Centre and is the opening round of the series. The event includes all of the Olympic Track Cycling events that you might have seen during the games in London 2012 where the athletes from British Cycling performances exceeded all expectation. The World Cup is delivered by British Cycling, to find out more about membership of British Cycling, click here.