Venue & Travel Info

The HSJ Patient Safety Congress will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

Getting there

Upon arrival in Manchester

 

FreeBus

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses.

Click here for more information on routes.

 

Metrolink

The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter's Square. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot.

Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, the network is currently being expanded so please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

 

Taxis

We work with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when we're going to be busy.

We have a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.

Find out more at www.tfgm.com or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange..

By road

 

If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round.

NCP offers discounts of between 10-25% off parking rates depending on time and date when you download the ParkPass app and create an account. The nearest NCP to the venue is Manchester Central and more information can be found here.

If you are planning on travelling by car and have spaces, can you help?  We’ve created a private LinkedIn group, if you have space in your car and would like to offer this to other guests, then please use this LinkedIn group to connect. Do not share your details publicly. We recommend you discuss this via private message. 

Please travel safely and respectfully; HSJ is not responsible. Please note you will only be accepted to join the travel page if you are on the Patient Safety Congress attendee list.  Speak to your organisation’s communication department. Are there other people attending from our organisation who you could carpool with you or hire transport together? 

Book your parking

 

Directions

  • 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.

 

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:

www.theaa.com

www.highways.gov.uk

By rail

 

Travel time by train to Manchester from:

London 2h 9m
Birmingham 1h 30m
Newcastle 2h 37m
Edinburgh 3h 34m
Glasgow 3h 16m
Bristol  2h 59m

By air

 

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

 

Flights into Manchester per day from:

London - 18
Amsterdam - 8
Paris - 7
Barcelona - 1
Frankfurt - 6
Stockholm - 2
Brussels - 6
Copenhagen - 3
Zurich - 4

 

Information on Manchester Airport


www.manchesterairport.co.uk


Accommodation

To help you plan your visit we have created an online booking service. Click here to access: https://www.incorporatevenues.com/public/b/4109/