Getting Around

Getting Around


Buses stopping at the university’s main Oxford Road campus depart frequently from Piccadilly Garden’s bus station, and include the services 41, 42, 43, 141, 142, 143 and X57. ​Ask for the University of Manchester’s Student Union.

There are 3 main bus companies:

  • First Buses (Purple and White) 41, 42
  • Stagecoach Electric Hybrid Buses (Green and White) 42, 43, X57
  • Stagecoach Magic Buses (Blue) 141, 142, 143

First and Stagecoach Magic buses are both currently offering the competitive rate of £1 from the city centre to university campus. As the “student” buses, Magic buses offer cheaper prices than the electric hybrid ones.

The 147 university-subsided bus service links Piccadilly train station to the North and South Campuses and Royal Manchester Infirmary. For further information, visit


Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has its own train station which runs into the city centre.  The 43 bus (Stagecoach Hybrid) also runs from the Airport to the Oxford Road university campus and terminates at Piccadilly Gardens.


Taxi Services

  • ​Private and black cabs

Street Cars offers a 24 hour Service and a 10% student discount to those with a valid student card:


Car Parks

  • Booth Street East
  • Booth Street West

These are both multi storey University Car parks open every day of the week. 24 hour parking will cost you approximately £10.

For alternatives, you can visit: and search by postcode for the most convenient car park.

For those arriving by car and using Sat Nav, the university’s Oxford Road post code is: M13 9PL