Travel

Oxford Road Corridor is a square mile area south of Manchester city centre. The area is accessible to 6 million people within an hour’s drive and 3 million people via public transport. With excellent national and international connections and hundreds of local public transport services, getting here and getting around couldn’t be easier.

Travelling to Manchester from the UK and internationally

By train

There are up to 26 regular direct trains between London and Manchester each day, and frequent services from many other major UK cities. Before travelling, visit National Rail website to check services due to recent national disrubtion of the rail network. Oxford Road and Deansgate stations are both located within the Oxford Road Corridor and Picadilly Station is less than a 15-minute walk away.

By coach

National Express and Megabus run coaches between Manchester and many major UK cities. Manchester’s Central Coach Station is on Chorlton Street and is a short walk from Oxford Road. Find out more and book at the National Express and Megabus websites.

By air

There are direct flights to Manchester Airport from more than 190 destinations. The city centre is easily accessible from the airport by rail and Metrolink.

Getting to the Oxford Road Corridor and travelling around locally

Tram – Metrolink

Many city centre Metrolink stops are no more than a 10 to 15-minute walk from Oxford Road, the two stops within the area are St. Peter’s Square and Deansgate Castlefield. Different lines serve each stop – for more detailed information on service frequency on Transport for Greater Manchester’s tram schedule webpage.

Bus

Bus journeys in Greater Manchester are now capped, which is great news as Oxford Road is often refered to as “the busiest bus route in Europe”. Adults pay no more than £2 for a single bus journey, while a £5 1 day AnyBus Adult travelcard will cover unlimited bus travel within the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester until 03.59am the following day.

Children aged five to 16 pay no more than £1 for any single bus journey. The 1 day AnyBus Junior travelcard will cover unlimited bus travel within Greater Manchester for just £2.50 a day. Children under the age of five will travel on buses for free.

Cycle

It’s getting easier and easier to cycle in Manchester with more dedicated bike lanes popping up all the time. Oxford Road has had Dutch-style cycle lanes since 2017 and records over a million bike journeys each year.  

In 2021 a bike hire scheme was launched here on Oxford Road and has since rolled out across the city. There are lots of bike hire docks across Oxford Road Corridor where you can unlock and hire a bike using the Beryl App which you can download here. The bikes are available on a Pay As You Ride basis with pedal bikes costing 50p to unlock and 5p per minute to ride. E-bikes cost £1 to unlock and 10p per minute to ride. Find out more about the bike hire scheme on The Bee Network website.

Find out more

You can visit the Transport for Greater Manchester homepage for live updates on current public transport services. Transport for Greater Manchester also offers the following travel information:

Transport for Greater Manchester also host a Travel Guidance for Business portal, containing resources to help businesses embrace and embed sustainable travel practices.