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. You can also hire bikes in the city via the TfGM bike hire scheme
  • 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, Eccles and Manchester Airport to the city centre. The closest Metrolink stations to the parade route and squares are St Peter’s Square and Shudehill – the Exchange Square stop will be out of action for some of the day because of the event so please check the Metrolink website for details nearer the time.
  • 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 on the National Rail website.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Accessibility
    View details on the accessibility of our parades here.

Other Travel Information

  • Greener Travel 
    These websites might help with planning your journey to avoid needing to use the car and make your trip to Manchester as green as possible:
  • TfGM has a comprehensive journey planning for public transport.
  • Cycle Streets lets you plan a bike journey.
  • Walk It provide an urban walking route planner.[/accordion_content]
  • Car Sharing
    There are various schemes to support car sharing. Joining one could benefit the environment and save you money.