Travel by Rail
Travel by Road
Travel by Air
Travel by Rail

The nearest railway station—Manchester Oxford Road—is directly opposite the hotel and serves destinations in South Manchester and the North of England, including Blackpool, Preston, and Leeds.

Manchester Piccadilly is the main station for the city and is a 10-minute walk from the hotel (or 5 minutes by taxi), serving London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and more.

Travel by Road

The Principal Manchester is just 3 miles from the M62 to the south, from where you simply follow signs to the University; or enter the post code M60 7HA into a SatNav or smart phone.

Parking is available at a reduced rate of £20 when you book direct for 24 hours/overnight at the NCP Manchester Palace Car Park on Whitworth Street—payable at the hotel, a short walk away. Please take your ticket to reception for validation. 

Travel by Air

Manchester International Airport is about 8 miles, or a 20-minute drive, from The Principal Manchester on Oxford Street. Typically a taxi fare should cost around £20-30.

Trains leave regularly from the airport to Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly stations—both a short walk from the hotel. If you’d like a private/chauffeur-driven transfer, please contact the hotel concierge on 0161 233 5090.

Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA

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