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How to get to the School of Mathematics/MIMS

The School of Mathematics is housed in the Alan Turing Building. On the University Campus map the building is marked as number 46. Visitors should enquire at the desk on the left immediately on entering the building. Visitors to MIMS should report directly to the MIMS Office, 1.209, and ask for the MIMS Secretary.

By Air

The University is just 30 minutes from Manchester International Airport. The airport has its own railway station with frequent services to Manchester's Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. Local buses also run to Oxford Road area of the campus. (See below for more details about local connections.) A taxi from the airport will cost approximately £15.

Most major international airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit Manchester Airport's website at

Liverpool's John Lennon airport (, approximately 1 hour away from Manchester City Centre, provides frequent "low cost" connections to many European cities.

By Rail

The University of Manchester is located close to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. From Piccadilly Station the Alan Turing Building, which is in the Oxford Road area of the campus, is a 15-20 minute walk; a taxi to the building will cost you about 5. From Oxford Road train station, the Oxford Road area of the campus can be reached by a 10-15 minute walk or by taking any of the many buses south along Oxford Road.

Comprehensive information concerning train time-tables can be obtained from the National Rail website

By Road

Click here for detailed directions to get to MIMS by road.

Local Connections

The Oxford Road Link bus (number 147) runs on weekdays between 7.15am and 6.45pm, at 10-minute intervals, from Piccadilly Rail Station to the campus. This service will stop at 14 locations, starting at Piccadilly Station on Fairfield Street and ending at Grafton Street. Here is an information leaflet on the Oxford Road Link (as of August 2005).

Oxford Road is within walking distance of Piccadilly Bus Station and the National Express Coach Station on Chorlton Street.

Buses to Oxford Road include:

For up-to-date information you may wish to consult the official public transport site for Greater Manchester (GMPTE) at and in particular the:

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