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Alliance Manchester Business School is situated less than a mile from the city centre, and is easily accessible by bus, car or on foot. The Alliance MBS campus comprises of four main buildings based around the Oxford Road area. We also have global centres in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and São Paulo.

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Travel by car

  • M62 (Eastbound), M602
    Leave the M62 at J12 and join the M602. At the end of M602, join Regent Road (A57) and continue along and join the A57M (Mancunian Way). Leave at the second exit signposted A34 Congleton (hair-pin bend) and keep left, following signs for The University of Manchester. Turn left onto the A34 (dual carriageway) and get in the right-hand lane. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights into Grosvenor Street. Stay in the left-hand lane and turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Oxford Road (B5117).
  • M62 (Westbound), M60
    Leave M62 at J18 and join M60 ring road. Leave M60 at J22 and turn right at traffic lights onto Oldham Road (A62). Continue along until the end and turn left to join Great Ancoats Street (A665). Follow signs for The University of Manchester and join the Mancunian Way (A57M). Leave at the second exit onto Higher Cambridge Street. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Booth Street West and then turn right onto Oxford Road (B5117).
  • M6/M56
    Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and turn right onto the A556. Follow signs for Manchester Airport and join the M56. Stay on M56 until it joins Princess Park Way (A5103). Continue for a further four miles (6km) before turning right at Young's Royal Brewery into Moss Lane East (B5219). Continue to the T-junction and turn left onto Oxford Road (B5117). Proceed down Oxford Road and the University campus is straight ahead.
  • M67
    At the end of the motorway, join Hyde Road (A57). Continue along for approximately 3 miles (4.5km), following signs for the City Centre. Upon reaching a major roundabout (the Apollo Theatre is on the left) take the second exit, Brunswick Street (signposted The University of Manchester). Continue along and go straight through the next set of traffic lights.

Both the multi-storey car park on Booth Street West and the Manchester Aquatics Centre multi-storey car park on Booth Street East offer public pay and display parking and are convenient and safe.

Travel by air

Manchester Airport, a large and busy international airport, is about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the university.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train - The airport's two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24 hour train link to central Manchester, to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi - A taxi from the airport will cost approximately £15.
  • Bus - Local buses also run to the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas of the campus.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit Manchester Airport website.

Travel by train

The University of Manchester is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (+44 (0 )20 7278 5240 from overseas) or visit the national rail website.

Manchester's three main train stations are Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria.

Piccadilly station to Oxford Road
The Oxford Road Link bus (no 147) runs from Piccadilly Rail Station across the campus stopping at 14 locations and finishing at Grafton Street. This service runs on weekdays between 7.15am and 6.45pm, at 10-minute intervals, and can be caught from the Fairfield Street entrance to Piccadilly Station. A taxi from Piccadilly Station to the Oxford Road area of the campus will cost you about £5.

Victoria station to Oxford Road
To get to the Oxford Road area of the campus, buses 191 and 197 run from Victoria station (from Corporation Street, outside the Co-operative Bank).

Oxford Road station to Oxford Road campus
To get to the Oxford Road area of the campus, go down the station approach to Oxford Road and turn right. The campus is a ten to fifteen minute walk. Alternatively, buses stop outside the Palace Hotel.

Travel by bus, tram and coach

  • Coach - National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station near Piccadilly Station, 08705 808080. To get to the Oxford Road campus turn right out of Chorlton Street Coach Station onto Chorlton Street, and walk to the junction with Whitworth Street, from here catch the 147 Oxford Road link bus. For more information about National Express coaches, visit the National Express website.
  • Bus and Tram - There are local bus services running throughout the Greater Manchester area, together with the Metrolink tram service. Services to the Oxford Road area of the campus include:
    • Buses from Piccadilly Bus Station: 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 147, 157, 250
    • Buses from Oxford Road Station: All buses that run along Oxford Road
    • Buses from Cross Street outside Boots the Chemist: 47, 87, 50, 143, 197, 291
    • Buses from Manchester Airport: 43a, 45a
  • For information on bus and tram timetables, services and saver tickets within Greater Manchester contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) on 0871 200 2233 or visit the TFGM website.