Manchester is one of the best connected cities in the UK with excellent local, regional, national and international transport connections via road, rail and air.

There are five stations within easy walking distance of No 1 Spinningfields

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Manchester Picadilly 20mins 7mins 11mins
Manchester Victoria 17mins 6mins 7mins
Salford Central 8mins 2min 3min
Deansgate 11mins 4mins 5mins
Manchester Oxford Road 13mins 5mins 8mins

Metrolink trams with services throughout Greater Manchester operate in the city centre. The stops closest to No.1 Spinningfields are:


St Peter’s Square

Deansgate – Castlefield

For more information you can visit Transport for Greater Manchester

Metro Shuttle Bus is a free bus service throughout Manchester City Centre and routes 1, 2 and 3 all pass through Spinningfields. All services run approximately every 10 to 12 minutes, Monday to Sunday.

For more information you can visit Transport for Greater Manchester

Driving 9.7 miles, 28 mins

Train 15 to 25 mins

Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road.

For more information you can visit Manchester Airport or National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Connections

Manchester to London 2 hrs 8 mins

Manchester to Leeds 48 mins

Manchester to Liverpool 51 mins

Manchester to Birmingham 1 hr 26 mins

Manchester to Sheffield 48 mins

Second City Crossing

The Second City Crossing will increase the capacity, flexibility and reliability of the Metrolink network’s new lines and enable them to operate to their fullest – in turn improving access to Spinningfields from across the city.

The new line will begin from Lower Mosley Street and run through St Peter’s Square, before turning down Princess Street and then along Cross Street and Corporation Street, before re-joining the existing Metrolink line just outside Victoria Station. As part of the project, a new stop has been built in Exchange Square with a new station to follow in St Peter’s Square.

This is part of a wider transformation of the city’s transport infrastructure that will see major improvements implemented across Manchester, with projects also including a “bus priority” scheme and dedicated cycle lanes to accommodate growth.

The Ordsall Chord

The Ordsall Chord will make Spinningfields one of the best connected districts in Manchester, providing a new service to connect Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations, while also creating faster train journeys between Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

The new service will run through the city centre to Manchester Airport and connect the south side of the city with the north.

This will give Spinningfields even greater access, as Salford Central, the closest railway station to the estate, will directly connect to all other key stations via the Ordsall Chord.