We’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks of any size or large bags and you will be screened upon arrival. Read more about our safety policy.

Getting Here

Important Announcement

As part of the ongoing redevelopment and upgrade of the Metrolink service, a series of works is being carried out around Victoria Station and throughout Manchester City Centre. For further information please visit the Transport For Greater Manchester website or Metrolink's Transformation Information.

Please note, the Victoria Station approach (running from Corporation Street down Hunts Bank) is a bus lane only. This new route is enforced by cameras and subsequent fines. The road in the opposite direction (from Great Ducie Street up Hunts Bank) will remain open for car access.

For the latest news and information regarding planned roadworks in the North West, please visit the Highways Agency website or call 08457 50 40 30.


Journey Planner

We are located in the city centre, on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street, and is adjacent to Victoria Station.

Our postcode is M3 1AR.


By Car

We're situated on the A56, 3 miles from Junction 17 of the M62.



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.


Drop Off / Pick Up

Please arrange to drop off and/or pick up away from the Arena as, due to our city-centre location and size of events, road closures and diversions may be in place at the end of an event making it difficult to return to your chosen meeting point.


Public Transport

If you're planning a trip to us - day or night - then you'll find public transport is the best way to travel from all over Greater Manchester, and beyond.  

We're one of the easiest places to get to by public transport; buses, trains and trams drop you only minutes away from the entrance.



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.  


Many buses serve Shudehill 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 Transport for Greater Manchester on 0161 244 10 10 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.

Journeys can be planned through Arriva Rail North.

Travel options are also available via TransPennine Express.



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 or bus as detailed above. 


Coach Parking

If you require information on coach parking please visit the Manchester City Council website.