Manchester Arena is situated on the A56, 3 miles from Junction 17 of the M62.


Many buses serve Cannon Street and Victoria bus stations and many more stop within easy walking distance in the city centre.

Manchester's free city centre Metroshuttle service also links Victoria station with other areas of the centre.

Many accessible buses in Greater Manchester have a ‘kneeling’ suspension which means the bus driver can lower the bus at the stop. There is a space for people who use wheelchairs.

You can find out whether your service is accessible by telephoning Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or Textphone 18001 0871 200 22 33, or you can check the bus timetable to find out whether journeys on a particular service are operated using accessible buses. Visit the GMPTE website for more details about bus services.


Many national and local trains stop at Manchester Victoria station, right underneath the Arena.

Manchester Victoria is managed by Northern Rail and provides accessible ticket machines, an induction loop, ramps for train access plus assistance to and from platforms, disabled persons toilet and lifts or level access to all platforms.

If your train arrives at Manchester Piccadilly station, the venue is a short journey away on a Metrolink tram.

Manchester Piccadilly provides the same level of access as Manchester Victoria but additionally features an accessible ticket counter, radar key system and wheelchairs/mobility scooters which can be arranged in advance with your train company.

Journies can be planned through Arriva Rail North.

Travel options are also available via TransPennine Express.


Metrolink trams call at the Victoria stop, right by the venue. Trams run from many places in Greater Manchester and are also a handy way to get to the Arena from other places in the city centre. Your journey can be planned via the Metrolink website.

Metrolink is an easily accessible system; all stops have either a ramp, lift or escalator access. Most platforms have tactile edges for visually impaired passengers. All platforms have designated wheelchair/pushchair access point for step free access. Each tram has designated disabled/pushchair areas with its own emergency / information call points.


The on-site car park is operated by our official parking partner NCP and has a capacity of 958 spaces.

On show nights, the car park is manned by an events team who work to ensure that parking at the venue is as simple and easy as possible. They conduct regular patrols of the car park and the car park also has the Park Mark award for safety.

You can pre-book your parking in advance to guarantee your space on the lower floors of the car park and ensure a speedy entry and exit from the car park.

We advise anyone with mobility issues to arrive as early as possible and use either the onsite NCP car park or the Shudehill Interchange NCP.

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