Manchester Day aims to be as green as possible so we encourage you to walk, cycle or use public transport.  This will also help you to avoid the disruption from the event road closures.

Getting Here


The Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date public transport information across the region, including a journey planning tool.

On Foot

Manchester city centre is easy to get around on foot – you can cross from one side to the other in 20 minutes. If you’re planning to walk into the centre, walkit can help with planning a route.

By Bike

Information news and advice on routes within Greater Manchester and where to park your bike is available at TfGM Online Cycling Centre.

By Metrolink

For travel within Greater Manchester, the Metrolink (tram) system runs frequent services connecting Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Didsbury, Altrincham, Media City and Eccles to the city centre. The closest Metrolink stations to the parade route are St Peter’s Square and Shudehill. It’s also worth checking the Transformation Information site for details on improvement works to the network that could affect our journey.

By Bus

Manchester city centre is well served by a comprehensive local bus network. Piccadilly and Shudehill bus stations are a short walk to the event. See the TfGM website for bus timetables and journey planning.

By Train

Manchester has three main train stations: Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road, but check to see if Deansgate and Salford Central would be closer options for you. All stations are a short walk to the heart of the city where Manchester Day takes place. You can find details on times and fares for the national rail network at Transpennine Express.

City Centre Metroshuttle

Metroshuttles are free buses linking the main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester city centre. Metroshuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations. There are three circular routes covering the main areas in the city centre. See the TfGM website for times and route changes on the event day. It’s also worth checking the Transformation Information site for details on improvement works to the network that could affect your journey.

By Car

For a wide range of parking options you can use the NCP car park finder. Please also plan around the road closures in place for the event.

Other Travel Information

Greener Travel

Transport Direct can help with alternative journey details, including directions, cost and time taken, as well as calculating your carbon emissions.

Car Sharing

There are various schemes to support car sharing. Joining one could benefit the environment and save you money.