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Getting Here

Important Announcement

Major improvement works are currently taking place on a number of roads in Manchester.

Don’t get caught out, check Transport for Greater Manchester’s travel information before making your journey.

Where possible, road users are advised to look for alternative routes, travel outside of peak times and consider the public transport options outlined below.

 

Journey Planner

We are located in the city centre, on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street, and is adjacent to Victoria Station.

Our postcode is M3 1AR.

 




We are located in the heart of Manchester of city centre, excellently served by all forms of public transport. If you're planning a trip to us - day or night - then you'll find it’s the best way to travel to an event. 

Victoria train and Metrolink station is located right below the Arena, with services operating from Greater Manchester and beyond.

For the latest event travel information, please visit the Transport for Greater Manchester Major Works and Events site.

Trams

Metrolink services operate frequently throughout the day, and services continue to run after an event has finished – perfect for that after gig sing song!

Trams run directly to Victoria station from Rochdale, Bury, Altrincham, East Didsbury and the Airport. For other destinations, please change at St Peter’s Square.

Metrolink is a modern system with all stops and services accessible for wheelchair users. Find out more about accessibility on Metrolink.

Plan your Metrolink journey on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Train

Many national and local trains serve Manchester Victoria station, the closest to the Arena.

Find out about accessibility at Manchester Victoria station.

Manchester Piccadilly is the main train station for the city and is just a short walk, bus or tram journey away from the Arena.

Find out about accessibility at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Plan your train journey on the National Rail website.

Bus

Shudehill bus station is only a five-minute walk from the Arena and Piccadilly bus station just 10 minutes away.

Manchester's free city centre FreeBus service also links Victoria station with other areas of the centre, including Piccadilly station.

Find out about accessibility on Greater Manchester’s bus services on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Plan your bus journey on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Car

The Arena is in the heart of the city centre (M3 1AR), next to the Inner Ring Road.

At peak times, the roads surrounding the venue are very busy with commuters and delays to journeys are common.

There are also a number of major roadwork schemes taking place around the city centre which will affect traffic throughout 2020, so please ensure you allow sufficient time for your journey.

Parking

The on-site car park is not operated by the arena and has a capacity of 958 spaces.

On show nights, the car park is manned by an events team who work to ensure that parking at the venue is as simple and easy as possible. They conduct regular patrols of the car park and the car park also has the Park Mark award for safety.

You can prebook in advance to guarantee your space on the lower floors of the car park and ensure a speedy entry and exit from the car park.

After the concert, Trinity Way will be closed southbound between Great Ducie Street and Cheetham Hill Road for up to one hour. This is to allow concert-goers to safely exit the venue.

However, if you’re parking at the official Arena car park, you will still be allowed to exit during this closure but you will have to turn right and follow local diversions.

We advise anyone with mobility issues to arrive as early as possible and use either the onsite car park or the Shudehill Interchange NCP.

Park and ride

If you’re travelling from further afield, then why not avoid the city centre traffic and drop your car at one of several free Park and Ride sites.

Park and Ride facilities are free to use with a valid Metrolink ticket.

  • Travelling from the west of Manchester, use Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to the city centre.
  • Travelling from the south of Manchester, use Hollinwood, 202 spaces (Hudson Street, Failsworth, OL9 7LG) – 20-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Travelling from the east of Manchester, use Ashton Moss, 200 spaces (Alexandria Drive, Ashton, OL6 7UB) – 30-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Travelling from the south of Manchester, use Sale Water Park, 316 spaces (Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX) – 25-minute journey time to the city centre.

Air

Manchester has a large international airport which provides easy access to the Arena.

The airport is approximately ten miles from the venue and can be reached by train and tram services in less than an hour.

Coach

Manchester provides on-street short stay parking for coaches wanting to drop off or pick up visitors close to a number of city centre attractions and venues.

There are also some medium coach stands where coaches can park for longer periods, as well as designated coach parks that offer longer, overnight and weekend coach parking to visitors who pre-book in advance of their arrival.

Find out more on the Manchester City Council website.