Manchester's Chorlton Street Bus Station is the main central bus station in Manchester for national and international travel. It is located very close to Manchester city centre next to Chinatown, not far from Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from both Manchester University campuses. One of the main bus routes, London to Manchester, takes about four to five hours and costs from 12 GBP. There are regular bus services from Manchester Chorlton Street to most major UK cities although many routes may require you to change buses. To get the cheapest fares it is advisable to book online in advance.
Manchester Shudehill Interchange is located in Manchester city centre close to Manchester Victoria train station. It has its own tram stop (Shudehill Interchange) and is therefore easily accessed from all areas of the city. There is also a large NCP car park at the site for added convenience. Manchester Shudehill bus station is primarily for local bus services to the North of Greater Manchester but is also the departure point for Megabus bus services to London and other parts of the country. For more details on Megabus routes and prices click on the button below:
Manchester Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (located next to Picadilly Gardens hence the name) is generally for local bus services to the south of Manchester and nearby towns such as Wigan and Bolton. It is not a proper bus station, more a series of bus stops and bus stands located between Piccadilly Gardens and the Piccadilly Plaza. The majority of bus services are run by First Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester with the remainder of services run by smaller bus operators.
If you need more detailed information and a map of Manchester bus and train stations you can print one of our tourist maps.
Great Manchester Run
(Sat 26th May, 2018)
The Bupa Great Manchester Run is an annual 10 kilometre run through the streets in Manchester city centre. Usually held in mid-May.
The Manchester Day Parade
(Sun 10th Jun, 2018)
The Manchester Day Parade is a huge annual carnival which takes place on the streets of the city centre.
Mancester International Festival
(Wed 04th Jul, 2018)
Manchester International Festival is a major cultural festival of original and new work and special events in Manchester City Centre.