getting here

Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors. 

 

Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Manchester Airport is directly connected to over 200 destinations around the world, and from the Airport you are just 5 miles from the Big POP venue and nearby hotels.

During the Big POP weekend, you will find many affordable return flights operated by budget airlines. Standard return flights costs can be found below.

Amsterdam      

Barcelona 

Belfast 

Berlin 

Bilbao 

Brussels 

Bologna 

Cologne 

Dublin 

Dusseldorf

fr €64

fr €73

fr €45

fr €56

fr €84

fr €49

fr €92

fr €56

fr €52

fr €70

Edinburgh 

Eindhoven 

Frankfurt 

Hamburg 

Lisbon 

Madrid 

Milan 

Paris 

Warsaw 

Wroclaw 

fr €73

fr €49

fr €66

fr €79

fr €96

fr €70

fr €70

fr €99

fr €92

fr €78

Useful flight checker

Train

Piccadilly is the main city centre station direct rail services across the country.

Typical train journey times are:

  • London  2hrs 7mins

  • Edinburgh 3hrs 15mins

  • Birmingham  1hr 28mins

For train times and tickets visit thetrainline.com

TraM
From Piccadilly train station travelling to Altrincham and the marathon venue is easy: take the Metrolink yellow tram marked 'Altrincham' direct the end of the line. The Marathon venue and several hotels are then walking distance from the tram station.

Live travel times can be found at TfGM.com

Taxi

Arriving at Manchester International Airport:

Taxis can be taken from outside arrivals at Manchester Airport (follow taxi signs and then cross the road where you will find taxi  assistants operating black cabs). Alternatively you can pre-book a taxi from the desk inside arrivals on the ground floor).

In either case the venue postcode is: WA14 2TQ

Typical taxi costs are:

Manchester Airport to/from the venue: £18.00

Manchester City Centre to/from the venue: £25.00

(Note that off-peak tram travel is approx £5 per day/£7 per weekend)

Please note that Über may be available to Altrincham from the  Airport or Piccadilly but there are very few Über operators within the town.

For your return journey the easiest way to leave is:

  • to take a black cab from outside Altrincham Station, under the clock tower

  • or book a private cab using one of the companies listed below. Station cars also has an app which works just like Über.

Altrincham Taxi: +44 (0) 161 327 0213 ; +44 (0) 161 973 9999

PCG Taxi: +44 (0) 161 928 1111

Station Cars: +44 (0) 161 928 6666

Lynx Taxi: +44 (0) 161 480 5000

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