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    NCG Manchester is based in the city centre, close to attractions such as Piccadilly Gardens, the Arndale shopping centre and the Manchester Cathedral. We’ve prepared the following information to help you arrive safety and comfortably in the city centre ahead of your studies.

    Arrival from the Airport

    We have collated the following information to help support you in getting from the airport to either your accommodation or the school. If you require any further information, or if you would like help booking a transfer, please speak to the admissions team.

    By taxi

    By arranging an airport pick-up via taxi service, you will be taken directly from the airport to your accommodation or the college (depending when you arrive). Please speak to the admissions team at least 2 weeks ahead of your arrival in Manchester if you would like to arrange this.

    In addition, approved black taxi services can be found outside the airport. Please note, these may be more expensive than a pre-arranged service and we highly recommend you speak to admissions before leaving your country of origin to discuss taxi travel options.

    By train

    The train runs directly from Manchester Airport through to the city centre, and is available throughout the day and night. After leaving the arrivals hall, follow the signs for the train station, buy your ticket from the machine or ticket office, and board the train for Manchester Piccadilly. This will take you to the city centre, and just a 5 minute walk from NCG Manchester.

    Alternatively, if you plan to go directly to your accommodation, please visit the TfGM website to plan your journey.

    Getting to the school

    NCG Manchester is based on Portland Street, a popular and central area of the city. It is easily accessible on foot or by bus, tram or train.

    By train

    The nearest train station to NCG Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly, which has a large variety of services from all areas of the local region and beyond. Several other stations are also located within a 15-20 minute walk of the school.

    • 5 minutes on foot to Manchester Piccadilly train station
    • 15 minutes on foot to Victoria train station
    • 15 minutes on foot to Deansgate train station
    • 20 minutes on foot to Salford Central train station


    By bus

    There are bus stops in all directions surrounding NCG Manchester, making your daily travel to school via coach a very convenient option. To plan your bus journey, please visit the TfGM website.

    By tram

    With links from Altrincham, Manchester Airport, Stretford, Bury and more, the tram provides an excellent and affordable way to travel in and around Manchester.

    • 2 minutes on foot to Piccadilly Gardens tram stop
    • 10 minutes on foot to St Peter’s Square tram stop
    On foot

    Based in such a central location within the city, NCG Manchester is within walking distance of the city’s main attractions and is easily accessible by foot.

    • 5 minutes on foot to the Northern Quarter
    • 6 mintues on foot to the Arndale shopping centre
      7 minutes on foot to Lambert & Farifield accommodation

    If you require any further help planning your travel during your stay in Manchester, please get in touch.