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By Air

Manchester Airport is situated 14km (8.6 miles) south-west of Manchester city centre. In addition to taxis, a regular train service operates between Manchester Airport and Manchester city centre (Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations), with trains running on average every 10 minutes and with the average journey time of 20 minutes.

Getting from the Airport to the City Centre by train (recommended)
Getting from the Airport to the City Centre by taxi or car
Getting from the Airport to the City Centre by Airport Shuttle
Getting from the Airport to the City Centre by Bus

By Rail within the UK

Manchester has four key railway stations, the principal one being Manchester Piccadilly, which is the fourth busiest station in the United Kingdom outside London and is located very closely to the University of Manchester Campus. Regular direct services run between Manchester Piccadilly and most of the other major cities in the Great Britain (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham) including the service to/from London (Euston) that runs every 20 minutes and with a travel time of just over 2 hours. Further information regarding timetables can be found at National Rail.