Getting here

Manchester Central is located in Manchester City Centre. It is located between Deansgate, Lower Mosely Street, Peter Street & Great Bridgewater Street

For public directions see below. For delivery information, click here.


Due to the current security situation, Manchester Central will be carrying out bag searches on visitors. To minimise delays, please avoid bringing bags and rucksacks. No sharps.

By Metrolink


The quickest way to travel to the festival from outside of the city is via Metrolink. St Peter’s Square station is a 3 minute walk from the main entrance of Manchester Central. Deansgate-Castlefield station is also close by with the entrance to Manchester Central signed from the station.

St Peter’s Square is served by services on all lines except Line 4 from Bury to Piccadilly. Passengers travelling on the Bury line outside peak times can change at Victoria, Shudehill or Piccadilly Gardens for services to St Peter’s Square.

Follow the signs from the station to Manchester Central.

St Peters Square and Deansgate-Castlefield stations are both in Metrolink Zone 1. Passengers with tickets including Zone 1 can travel betweeen all stations in Zone 1 including Piccadilly & Victoria rail stations on the same ticket.

For full details of ticket prices and service frequencies, see

By train

The nearest mainline train station is Deansgate. The station is served by trains on the Transpennine lines between Liverpool, Leeds & Sheffield. Northern Trains services to Bolton, Blackpool and beyond also serve Deansgate.

From the station platforms, follow signs for Metrolink. Cross over the bridge to the Metrolink station then follow the signs for Manchester Central.

For trains from other destinations, Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly & Victoria Stations or just five minutes by taxi.

From Piccadilly, connecting trains can be caught to Oxford Road Station which is served by more trains than Deansgate and is just 5 minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Further information on train services can be found at

free bus

Manchester free bus (formerly Metroshuttle) is a free service which links the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses running until approximately 10pm each evening.

For details, see

The nearest free bus stops to Manchester Central are on Peter Street outside the Radisson hotel (route 1) or on Deansgate outside the Great Northern Warehouse (route 2)

By Bus

Your nearest bus stop will depend where you are travelling from.
For details of local bus-stops to Manchester Central, click here for a handy public transport map.

From further afield

For more details see the Getting Here section on Manchester Central’s website


Visitors requiring information on accessibility can consult the Manchester Central website. The Manchester Beer & Cider Festival only occupies ground floor levels at the venue.

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Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd.
Windmill St
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