Finding The Venue
Federation House is centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Getting there by public transport
There are a number of options for arriving by public transport.
The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and the venue is just 10 minutes walk away from there.
The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is only 20 minutes walk away.
Federation House is closest to Manchester Victoria, but still only a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly.
From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.
Getting there by private transport
If you are driving to Federation House, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.
This one is harder – we recommend coming in via the Mersey Estuary past Liverpool, heading up the Manchester Ship Canal then making your way to Ancoats Marina and walking.