Manchester is right at the heart of the UK and is well-connected on an international, national and local level.

The conference is taking place at the Hilton Deansgate in the city centre.

Travel by air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub and is just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves destinations across Europe. From the airport Manchester is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi (around £30) or 20 minutes via the express train (£4.20) or tram service (£4).

Liverpool Airport is 34 miles (54km) from Manchester. Liverpool airport is served by Liverpool South Parkway train station which connects directly with Manchester’s main train stations. The trip takes 40 minutes (£12).

The closest tram station to the Hilton hotel is: Deangate.

The closest train station to the Hilton hotel is: Deangate.

Travel by rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has good connections to most other UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria train stations where you can easily connect to the Hilton via taxi, Metrolink tram (Deansgate station) or by bus. Alternatively you can catch a train to Deansgate station.

Local Travel

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.

Metrolink is a convenient tram network serving Manchester city centre and further afield. Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly.

Metrolink operates through both Piccadilly and Victoria stations. The Hilton’s nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate.

Routes and information can be found at

Manchester is well-served by taxi companies and they can be ordered for you by the Hilton hotel.

Street Cars Manchester 0161 228 7878
Union Cars 0161 833 4141
Radio Cars 0161 236 8033