Manchester/South

South Manchester covers the south of Manchester as far south as the M60. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire. It contains amongst others, the following neighbourhoods:

Get in

By air

Manchester Airport is located to the South of Greater Manchester and offers Domestic, European and Intercontinental flights. Direct trains serve Salford Crescent from the Airport's railway station. However, to reach most parts of the city, the best option would be to take a train to Manchester city centre and take a tram from Piccadilly, a train from Piccadilly or Victoria to the relevant suburban stop, or a bus.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located approximately 30 miles to the West of Manchester and can be reached by car, via the M62, or by coach, which stops at Manchester Chorlton Street and Eccles without the need for pre-booking. Liverpool Airport is served primarily by budget carriers.

Barton Aerodrome, between Eccles and Worsley, is now called City Airport. It contains the South Lancashire Aeroclub, which offer pleasure flights.

By train

The train line from the city centre to the airport passes through south Manchester. So, for example, the quickest way to get from the airport to Didsbury Village is to get the train to East Didsbury and then walk or catch the bus along Wilmslow Road.

In general, the train service in South Manchester offers inferior coverage and frequency, in comparison to the bus service. However, if it is going where you want it will probably be much quicker.

Most train services in South Manchester go to Manchester Piccadilly station, which is offers connections to much of Britain.

By tram

Manchester's Metrolink tram system runs through much of South Manchester, offering easy access to Didsbury, Chorlton, Withington and other destinations.

See

Do

Eat

Drink

Wilbraham Road, Barlow Moor Road and Beech Road are all peppered with bars catering to both local and hipster alike. All are easily accessible from the Chorlton Metrolink stop.

Sleep

Connect

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