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Manchester, England Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 107
Total Sleeping Rooms 12,740
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 365
Committable Meeting Rooms* 76
Convention Center Space 255,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 122,500 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate GBP 133
Average Daily Meal Cost GBP 74
Average Weekly Car Rental GBP 130
*Maximum for a single hotel

Manchester, England Airport Information

Manchester Airport (MAN)

Approximate taxi fare: 33 GBP

As the United Kingdom's third busiest airport, Manchester Airport handles over 20 million passengers annually. Direct flights are available to around 200 destinations worldwide, including scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in the US.

Very popular with business and leisure travelers alike, this modern airport offers a great range of duty-free shops, bars, restaurants, executive lounges, and business facilities. Additionally, the airport has a dedicated railway station that offers 10-minute express service to Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, located eight miles away.

Manchester, England Public Transportation

Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

Manchester Piccadilly is the city's principal railway station, serving as the northern terminus for Virgin Train's flagship route between Manchester and London. It also provides direct services to many other major UK cities, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Norwich.


Metrolink trams run between Manchester Piccadilly and the city center. Metrolink tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines on the platforms. Fares vary based on type and distance travelled.

Manchester Buses

Several commercial bus operators serve the greater Manchester area. Every bus station provides a list of the services using the station, and timetables can be obtained from local Travelshops, by mail from GMPTE or by phone.


Metroshuttle is a free bus service operating in the city center. Offering three circular routes (orange, green and purple), the service takes guests to car parking areas, bus stations, and tram stops around the city's top attractions.

Rental Cars

Manchester Airport has partnered with Europcar to offer rental services to passengers. Rental counters can be found at all three terminals.


Hackney Cabs, or taxis, are also available outside all three terminals of Manchester International Airport. Traditional black cabs can accommodate up to five adults.

Fares are shown on the meter inside the taxi, and it's customary to tip about 10 percent of the fare for a satisfactory ride. The friendly drivers have great local knowledge, so guests should feel free to ask their advice on what Manchester has to offer.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Dublin, IE 310 km 5 hr 24 min 1 hr GBP 164+
London, UK 334 km 4 hr 1 hr GBP 239+
Edinburgh, UK 352 km 4 hr 1 hr 5 min GBP 70+
Paris, FR 808 km 9 hr 1 hr 15 min GBP 85+
Amsterdam, NR 885 km 9 hr 53 min 1 hr 15 min GBP 86+
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