By Taxi Taxis can be pre-booked to the Manchester Arena. The drop off point is located outside our Hunts Bank Entrance, on Hunts Bank. There is also a taxi rank outside Victoria Station and one outside The Printworks which is a short walk from the venue. By Train Manchester Victoria: Many national and local trains stop at Manchester Victoria station, right underneath the Arena. Manchester Victoria is managed by Arriva Rail North and provides accessible ticket machines, an induction loop, ramps for train access plus assistance to and from platforms, an accessible toilet and lifts or level access to all platforms. Journeys can be planned through Arriva Rail North (www.northernrailway.co.uk). Manchester Piccadilly: Manchester Arena is only a short Metrolink or free Metroshuttle ride from Piccadilly Train Station. Manchester Piccadilly is managed by Network Rail. The station provides accessible ticket machines, an induction loop, ramps for train access plus assistance to and from platforms, accessible toilets with a radar key system, lifts or level access to all platforms, an accessible ticket counter and wheelchairs/mobility scooters which can be arranged in advance with your train company. Journeys can be planned through National Rail (www.nationalrail.co.uk) By Tram Manchester’s Metrolink systems pass right by Manchester Arena stopping at Victoria. Your journey can be planned via the Metrolink website (www.metrolink.co.uk). 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 access points for step free access. Each tram has designated accessible areas with its own emergency / information call points. By Bus Many buses, including the free city centre bus service, stop within easy walking distance of Victoria Station and Manchester Arena. There are many accessible bus services in Greater Manchester. To find out whether your service is accessible, phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33, Textphone 18001 0871 200 22 33, or check your local bus timetable. Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website (www.tfgm.com) for more details about bus services. Manchester Airport Manchester has a large international airport which provides easy access to the Arena. The airport is approximately ten miles from the venue and can be reached by train, Metrolink or bus as detailed above. Manchester Airport is easily accessible and its facilities include hearing loops, level access, lift access, changing places toilet, accessible toilets, assistance within the airport (needs to be booked in advance) and permitting assistance dogs to travel. For details visit the Manchester Airport website (www.manchesterairport.co.uk)
The on-site multi storey car park is operated and managed by NCP Manchester. There are a number of blue badge spaces available within the car park. There are also a number of other NCP car parks in the local area by the Printworks and the Arndale shopping centre. Please note that the car parks do not fall under the jurisdiction of Manchester Arena. If you would like to pre-book parking or have any further queries please contact NCP on 0845 050 7080.
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