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

MetrolinkThe 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 entrace to Manchester Central signed from the station.

St Peter’s Square is on the Altrincham, East Didsbury and Eccles lines. Passengers can connect from services from Ashton & Etihad Stadium at Manchester Piccadilly or Piccadilly Gardens. The Manchester Airport line terminates at Deansgate-Castlefield.

Follow the signs from the station to Manchester Central.

For full details of ticket prices and service frequencies, see

Visitors with a valid Metrolink ticket can claim £1 on entry (max one discount per person).

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


Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses running until approximately 7pm this evening.

For details, see

For locations of local Metroshuttle stops close to Manchester Central, click here for map

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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