Car Parking, Cycling, and Mobikes

Car Parking

The University manages some car-parks in the local area. Please note, if you have a blue disability badge or a temporary disability you might be able to park on a staff car park and for a reduced price with support from the Disability Support Office.  Public car parks can be found at:

Charles Street


M1 3BB

£3 up to three hours

£2.40 up to two hours

£5 all day

4pm-midnight is £2

4pm-midnight is £2

Booth Street East


M13 9SS

Cecil Street


M15 6GD

Dilworth Street


M15 6JA

Dover Street


M13 9GB


There are other local car parks within the area or a short walking distance from the University. All walking distances are calculated from the car park to the Students’ Union Building.

Little Peter Street


M15 4PS

£2 for one hour

25 minute walk

Manchester Central


M2 3GX

£6.10 for two hours

27 minute walk

Chepstow Street


M1 5JN

£4.20 for two hours

20 minute walk

Chester Street


M1 5GE

£2 for one hour

14 minute walk

Oxford Street


M1 4EJ

£3 for one hour

18 minute walk

Manchester Palace


M1 6NE

£3 for one hour

18 minute walk

Sackville Street


M1 3LY

£3 for one hour

20 minute walk

Oxford Road


M1 5QA

£4 for two hours

11 minute walk


Manchester City Council also provides a list of Pay & Display car parking which is zoned, with Zones 2 & 3 nearest to the main University Campus. In Zone 2, up to two hours parking costs £5.80 and in Zone 3, up to three hours is £3.70. If you park further away from the University in Zone 4 it costs £2.50 for three hours. More information can be found online here.



You may also choose to cycle to the University either by cycling the whole distance or to a local train or tram stop before completing the rest of your journey. On campus, there is the Get on Your Bike Campaign, which includes sessions on maintenance, training courses and second hand bike sales at the end of Welcome Week. There are plenty of spaces on campus to lock up your bike. The University provides subsidised D-Locks for £15 to help to protect your bike and keep it safe. Please click here for more information.

Students can also join the Bike Lockers User Club (BLUC) which would enable them to use any locker in the club across train stations, bus stops and Metrolink stations. You can do this through the TfGM website. BLUC also provide training about bike maintenance as well as regular events for commuting cyclists. 


What is a Mobike?

Mobikes are a dock-free bikeshare platform where you can pick up an orange Mobike simply by unlocking them through the Mobike app, available on most smartphones.

How much is a Mobike?

Once you've downloaded the Mobike app you will be asked to pay a £49 deposit which you can get back. After that it is 50p per 30 minute ride.

How do I find a Mobike?

After downloading the Mobike app, you will be able to access the Mobike Map where you can see all the local Mobikes, from there just reserve your Mobike of choice !

For more info check out the Mobike Website 

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