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By Bus

The Union is well serviced by local city buses. There is a bus stop right outside the Steve Biko building.

Buses from Picadilly Gardens: 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 143, 157, 250

Buses from Oxford Road Station: All buses travelling down Oxford Road

Buses from Manchester Airport: 43

The 147 'Oxford Road link' operates between Manchester Piccadilly station, the University of Manchester and the central Manchester hospitals.

National Express coaches operate from Chorlton Street Bus Station which is located off Portland Street close to Picadilly Gardens.

Further information on buses in Manchester can be found by clicking here.

By Train/ Tram

Oxford Road Station is the closest train station, located 15 minutes walk north of the Union.

There are regular train and tram connections between Oxford Road, Victoria Station and Picadilly Station.

For more information on trains in Manchester please click here, and for more information on Manchester's tram network, please click here.

On Foot

The Union building is approximately 20 minutes walk from Manchester city centre.

Starting from the eastern side of Picadilly Gardens walk westwards down Portland Street (the Portland Tower will be on your left hand side) until you reach the intersection with Oxford Road. Take a left down Oxford Road and continue down this road for 1.5km. Our building is located opposite Kro bar and the Holy Name R.C. Church.

By Bike

There are dedicated bicycle lanes along most of Oxford Road and stands to which you can lock your bike both outside and behind the Union building.

If the bike stands outside our building are full additional ones are located outside the adjacent Stopford Building (Medical School).

For maps, a cycle journey planner and more information on cycling in Manchester, please click here.

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