How to get around Manchester
Grab a Manchester taxi when you don't feel like walking. Flag a cab on the street – as long as the taxi light is illuminated – or head to a licensed taxi rank. Alternatively, look online for a list of minicab companies to call and pre-book a journey. All licensed Manchester taxis are metered. Apps like Uber are also widely used across the city.
Manchester public transport is a great way to get around. When in the heart of the city, use the free Metroshuttle Bus or Metrolink tram service. Trams run frequently and across the lines you'll be able to reach the most popular visitor destinations. Get yourself a System One travel card, which allows travel on a combination of buses, trains and trams, if you plan on using public transport often.
Prefer to cycle your way around Manchester? Then look up one of the many Manchester bike hire outlets before you travel. It's possible to book bicycles for just a few hours – perfect for pootling around the city centre – or days and even weeks. Check out the Transport for Greater Manchester website to get a list of suggested routes and information on cycle lanes.
Get around at your own pace by walking Manchester. Shopping areas like Exchange Square and attractions including Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Art Gallery and many museums are situated in the city centre. Walking between these destinations won't take long. Plus, go by foot and you're more likely to stumble across interesting pop-up events and street entertainers as you go.