Travelling to GISRUK 2017

How to get here...

Where do I register?

Conference Registration for GISRUK 2017 will take place in the University Place building on Oxford Road:

How do I get there?

Manchester is a very well connected city, and travel to GISRUK is possible via many different modes of transport:


We are 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. The closest station to the conference is Manchester Oxford Road, which is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the conference venue. Simply go down the station approach to Oxford Road and turn right. Alternatively, buses stop outside the Palace Hotel, immediately opposite the station.

The Oxford Road link bus (number 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 ten-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.

You can plan your journey on the National Rail Enquiries website.


National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from both University campuses. You can contact the Chorlton Street Coach Station be telephone on 08705 808080.

To get from Chorlton Street to Oxford Road, turn right out of Chorlton Street Coach Station onto Chorlton Street and walk to the junction with Whitworth Street. You can then catch the 147 Oxford Road link bus to the conference.

Bus and Tram

There are local bus services running throughout the Greater Manchester area, together with the Metrolink tram service. The Oxford Road link bus (number 147) can be used to travel to the conference.

Other services include:

For information on bus and tram timetables within Greater Manchester visit the GMPTE website (Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive) or call 0870 6082608.


Cycling is a very popular, cheap and environmentally friendly way to travel to The University of Manchester. You'll find parking for over 2,500 cycles across the campuses and halls of residence, with large numbers of Sheffield/hoop stands close to building entrances.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) provide a vast amount of information on cycling which can be found on the TfGM cycling website. They also provide free pdf maps for the city and an excellent interactive map to help you plan your journey.


M62 (eastbound), M602

M62 (westbound), M60



Car parking is available at the University. The multi-storey car parks at both Booth Street West and Charles Street offer paid public parking and are convenient and safe.


If you plan to travel by air to The University of Manchester, our nearest airport is Manchester Airport. Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre.

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

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