Situated directly below G-Mex/MICC are two large NCP-managed car-parks, spaces for which can be pre-booked.
There are also several other NCP car-parks nearby.
NCP operates 600 car parks across the UK including ten at the country's busiest airports.
NCP has been synonymous with car parking in Britain for over 70 years providing modern and professionally managed facilities. We hope you make NCP your first choice for town, city centre and airport parking.
Great rates for long term airport parking:
from £2.99 per day at London Luton
from £5.50 per day at Heathrow
from £2 per day at Edinburgh
Metrolink take pride in their fast frequent service operating 7 days a week from early until late 364 days of the year.
During peak periods services mostly operate every 6 minutes between Bury and Altrincham via the city centre and 12 minutes between Eccles and Piccadilly.
The tram system runs frequently and networks across the city. It is simple, cheap and easy to use.
Manchester has one of the best public transport service in the U.K.
Buses are regular and usually on time, most are now of the new comfortable designs and still fairly priced.
Trams or the Metrolink as it is also called serves Manchester City and outlying areas, these are similar to the Underground in London but travel above ground, they are clean and arrive often and on time, they are also quicker than buses but cost a little more.
Trains are the usual services that travel the country, companies like Virgin and the likes, prices I feel are high and there are delays but for travelling further afield it is the best bet besides a car.
This is Oxford road train station. This is where I stoped on my way from Preston. I found out that there are free bus services from the station to Manchester centre. Where I subsequently took another bus to Bury.
Orientation should not be a problem getting in and around Manchester.
Whether you are looking for a specific building, the Urbis museum, the Arndale shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants or just a nightclub - just ask around and a friendly face should be happy to give you directions.
Travel around manchester is very easy. Busses, Taxis, and the Metro, can get you anywhere in manchester fairly quickly, cheaply, and hassle free. Taxis are obviously more expensive than the others, but from the city centre terminals, you can get pretty much all you need.
Manchester has 4 train station, the main one being Piccadilly which handles services to London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow and many other destinations.
Piccadilly station is 5 minutes from the city centre and Manchester Central bus station.
The other train stations are Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate.
The recently refurbished Manchester Central bus station is on Chorlton Street in the city centre, 5 minutes from Piccadilly Train station.
National Express operate services to all parts of the UK from here.
Opened in 1992, the Metrolink tram system has proved a popular means of transport around the centre and on the main lines to Altrincham, Bury and via Salford Quays to Eccles. Hopefully the network will expand in the not too distant future to include Manchester Airport and the south Manchester area in general.
I took the attached photo in St .Peter's Square -- the round building behind the tram is the Central Library and the building in the background is the Midland Hotel
Travelling after midnite can be quite a hassle if you live outside the city especially on weekends. Taxis or night buses(if they available) are hence the only way home unless you wanna be left wandering-round-the-streets-waiting-to-get-mugged. I don't normally take cabs cos i live in the city or if i have too much groceries, but i do occasionally if i'm staying over at ma sis's apartment after a night's out. Village Cars or Rainbow Cars(such gay names!)are very trustworthy and at least the don't rip us off unlike black cabs!
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A Mersey Ferry comes up the Manchester Ship Canal from Liverpool to Salford Quays. I don't know how often this happens, or if it's only by special charter. This one brough fans of St. Helens RLFC for the Cup Final at Old Trafford.
A nice way to do the trip, I think.
The M62 and M6 motorways bring traffic from all parts of the country, and new links and loops seem to appear every year. Be careful if you take the motorway ring-road that you don't end up heading in the wrong direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise). It's happened to a lot of people, including me.
Altrincham is about a half hour by tram from Manchester city centre. At the town's transport interchange you can catch a shuttle bus to Dunham Massey, which entitles you to a discount off the property's admission price.
Manchester has an airport, a huge train station, a huge bus station and so you can really get there any way you please.
Best way to get around in Manchester is to take the trams...yes they do still exist, and in Manchester they exist in style! There are also trains and taxis, and walking is always nice!
Manchester Airport is unlike most other major UK airports in that it is not run by the British Airports Authority (BAA), as most are, but it is independently managed by Manchester Airport PLC, and owned by all 10 Metropolitan Boroughs which make up Greater Manchester.
Originally called 'Ringway Airport', it is now the third biggest international air terminal in Britain. It is most proud of its independent status, and this is reflected in its mission to become 'the Best World Airport'.
The Airport is linked by Rail to the city centre, it takes only 15 minutes to reach, though it is 10 miles away.
The city of Manchester hosts one of the newest tram sysems in Europe.
The first trams run from 6 AM Monday -Saturday and from 10 PM on Sundays.
Manchester trams run every 6 minutes (Mon-Fri 7.30AM-6PM, Sat 9.30AM-5.30PM), So arriving on spec at a tram station will mean you have an average wait of just 3 minutes for the next tram to arrive.
On Sundays the trams run at 15 minute intervals before 10AM and after 5PM. Between those hours Sunday trams run every 12 minutes.
You must be in possession of a valid ticket, pass or permit before boarding a tram.
You must retain your ticket for the duration of your journey and until you leave the station of your final destination.
Daily tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines at all stations. These machines do not accept copper coins or notes but do give change.