Visitor Information

Hotel Accommodation

A large range of hotels to suit all budgets is available at special prices during the Show.

Please book through The Hotel & Conference Company Ltd:

t: +44 (0)1767 262 546
http://goo.gl/9iDx9p

By Road

The post code for Manchester Central is M2 3GX.

M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)

Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.

M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)

Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.

M62 (from west – Liverpool)

At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.

M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)

At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.

M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)

Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.

Download a pdf map and directions

Parking

All prices detailed below are correct as of July 2016.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators.

Pricing

  • 1 hour or less £3.50;
  • between 1 and 2 hours £6.50;
  • between 2 and 3 hours £9.50;
  • between 3 and 4 hours £12.50;
  • between 4 and 6 hours £16.50;
  • between 6 and 24 hours £20.50.

The height restriction for this Car Park is 1.98m.

For more information contact NCP:

t: + 44 (0)345 050 7080
www.ncp.co.uk

Discounted Parking:

BOOK YOUR DISCOUNTED PARKING JUST 5 MINUTES FROM THE VENUE: Q-Park offer a special discount on parking for visitors to the Manchester Furniture Show. Visitors can get 10% off by pre-booking online at Q-Park First Street using promo code PT0616MFN. The new facility is a short walk away from Manchester Central and offers 700 spaces of safe, secure and well-lit parking right in the heart of the new First Street development.  Please just click here to go to the Q-Park Website.

Other car parks in the area include:

NCP – Gt. Northern Warehouse, M3 4EE
Open 24hrs, Spaces 1240 (disabled bays 51)
Height restriction 1.8m

1hr – £3.50
1 – 2hrs – £6.50
2 – 3hrs – £9.50
3 – 4hrs – £12.50
4 – 6hrs – £17
6 – 24hrs – £20.50

NCP – Manchester Bridgewater Hall, M15 4PS
Open 24hrs, Spaces 288
Height restriction – None

1hr – £2.50
1 – 2hrs – £4.50
2 – 3hrs – £6.50
3 – 4hrs – £8.50
4 – 24hrs – £10.50

Park and Ride

Access into Manchester is easier if you use one of the many Park and Ride schemes. It is the ideal way to plan a quick, easy journey into the city centre.

If you need more information about times and tickets, use the journey planner at Transport for Greater Manchester.

By Rail

Manchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities – London is just over two hours away by train. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre.

Take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.

By Air

Manchester airport is a major international air traffic hub with frequent scheduled flights to the majority of key UK, European and international destinations. It is 9 miles (14.5km) outside the city centre, with a direct half-hourly express rail service to the city centre that takes approximately 20 minutes.A useful guide to the airport may be found at http://www.manchester-airport-guide.co.uk/

Details of airlines and destinations:

www.manchesterairport.co.uk
t: +44 (0) 8712 710 711*

*Calls are charged at 13 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Visas

The organisers of the Manchester Furniture Show regret that they are not able to send out letters of invitation for visitors from overseas in order to help obtain visas. If your business is furniture related you will be able to prove this to the British Embassy in your country by providing proof of your employment and the nature of your employer’s business. Please DO NOT contact the organisers regarding visas, as all requests for letters of invitation will be refused.

Metrolink and Taxis

The extensive Metrolink tram service covers the city centre and areas of Greater Manchester.

To reach the venue follow signs for Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria, purchase a City Zone ticket on the platform and take a tram heading for Altrincham or Eccles alighting at either Piccadilly Gardens or Deansgate-Castlefield (directly behind the venue).  Please note that St Peter’s Square station is closed during July.

Passengers travelling via tram from the North and East (i.e. Bury, Rochdale and Ashton) will alight at Piccadilly Gardens and take a short walk down Lower Mosley Street to the venue

Passengers travelling via tram from the South and West (i.e. Eccles, MediaCity, Altrincham and East Didsbury) will need to alight at Deansgate-Castlefield and walk round to the front of the venue.

  • There will be additional free shuttle buses in operation and directional signage along the walking route.
  • You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels across the city centre.

For information on routes and timetables, please visit: www.metrolink.co.uk

For a more bespoke service, there are a number of reputable taxi and private hire companies which operate in the city. A selection is listed below:

Radio Cars Manchester – +44 (0)161 236 8033
Mantax Taxis Ltd – +44 (0)161 230 3333
Trafford Minibus – +44 (0)161 977 0005
Manchester Cars – +44 (0)161 228 3355

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