A connected city

As Manchester’s reputation as an international destination grows, investment in the transport infrastructure is improving connectivity locally, nationally and globally.



  • UK’s 3rd busiest airport
  • Over 200 international destinations
  • Over 22 million passengers in 2014
  • Year on year growth of 7.4%
  • £800m investment in Airport City creating 5 million sqft of new business space
Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

Flight and train times:


  • Key transport hub for Northwest England
  • Direct rail connections to key Northern business centres
  • Regular, direct rail connections to London in circa 2 hours
  • £43billion proposed investment in HS2
Piccadilly Station

Piccadilly Station


  • Excellent local transport infrastructure
  • Currently undergoing a £2.1billion investment programme
  • Upgrading and expanding existing Metrolink and rail services – creating
  • 40,000 jobs and boosting the local economy by £5.5billion
  • 55,000 passengers using the Metrolink each day


Tram, rail and road routes: