Getting to Manchester has never been easier with many options to suit all budgets and requirements. Plan your journey using the following information.
HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
Manchester International Airport
Manchester International Airport is located approximately 11 miles from the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre (NCC). There are no direct public transport links from the airport to the NCC, however regular direct trains to Manchester city centre are available. The train from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 18 minutes, with fares starting from £5.00 per person. Links are then available direct to the NCC via the Metrolink. There is also the option for a taxi directly to the NCC which would cost approximately £25-£30 for a standard car depending on traffic conditions.
Manchester city centre has two major train stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Manchester Piccadilly provides a gateway to the south with direct connections to London Euston every 20 minutes with a journey time of two hours. Other major cities within an hour’s train journey include Leeds, Liverpool, Preston and Sheffield.
Car or van hire
There are many options for car hire at Manchester International Airport; details are available on the airport’s official website.
For those driving to the event please find below a list of the popular ports and the incoming ferry destinations;
Liverpool: 35 miles to Manchester:
- Dublin, Northern Ireland
- Belfast, Republic of Ireland
- Isle of Man
Hull: 100 miles to Manchester:
- Rotterdam , Netherlands
- Zeebrugge, Belgium
Portsmouth: 240 miles to Manchester:
- Caen, France
- Cherbourg, France
- Le Havre, France
- Ryde, Isle of Wight
- St Malo, France
Dover: 290 miles to Manchester:
- Calais, France