The UK Space Conference 2017 will be held at the award-winning Manchester Central, situated in the heart of the city centre.

Please see below useful travel and accommodation information to help you plan your visit.

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street
M2 3GX


By Air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service.

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at:

By Train

Manchester has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Journey Times
London 2h 9m
Birmingham 1h 30m
Newcastle 2h 37m
Edinburgh 3h 34m
Glasgow 3h 16m
Bristol  2h 59m

By Car

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.


There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators.

1 hour £3.50
1 to 2 hours £6.50
2 to 3 hours £9.50
4 to 6 hours £17.00
6 to 24 hours £20.50

The post code for your sat nav is M2 3GX. For more information, call +44 (0) 161 817 8900 or visit .


Visit Manchester is the official accommodation provider for the UK Space Conference 2017. All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

To book accommodation for this event, please follow this link .

For all accommodation enquiries please call the Accommodation Booking Team on 0161 238 4563 / 4514 or email: .

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