Well I did make it on 24th Sept. The bus stopped across the road from the tram stop and there was no problem getting to the correct platform as it was clearly marked showing which trams I could catch from each platform. Didn’t get any time to look around but a quick glance showed me that it is an excellent modern interchange. Tram was clean and display on front and side of carriage made it impossible for sighted person to get on the wrong one!
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I am travelling to London (Victoria Coach Station) from Shudehill Interchange via megabus and I am wondering how can I find the spot where I can find my bus stop on Shudehill?
I am travelling tomorrow (Tuesday) and I have never used this service before so I want to make sure I can find my bus.
I will be there on 24th of September and will be arriving by megabus.
I will be travelling onward by train from Piccadilly station.
I will have only a short time to catch a tram which will get me there in time for the train once the bus arrives and I do not know how near to the tram stop the bus will stop.
I have found out that I need to catch the tram from platform 2.
Could anyone tell me how near the bus will be to the tram stop?
Also which platform is platform 2, is it the one nearest the NCP carpark?
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buteman, 17 October 2012:
Chrisfrommanchester, 30 May 2012:
http://www.tfgm.com/ is a very good website for transport in Manchester. Go to the journey planner and enter details and it will come up with the route, journey times etc.
Just one warning. To walk from Shudehill to Piccadilly Station is quite a walk if you have luggage. You’d be better getting the tram (Metro) from Shudehill to Piccadilly Station. If it were me going I’d allow a lot more than 45 mins..!
MissMack, 30 May 2012:
thank you for your comment. It is much appreciated. What would your opinion be with regards to getting a taxi? I have heard the airport is about 27 miles from the bus station. Is this correct? Are taxis expensive in Manchester? I will check out that website! If you would advise more than 45mins i would come the night before. Thanks again :)
Chrisfrommanchester, 31 May 2012:
Yes I would think 27 miles is about right.
The quickest way to the airport (I think but the website might tell you some other way) from Shudehill is the tram to Piccadilly Station (Trams stop just to the front of the bus station. Make sure you get on the right one as they go in different directions!) which is just a few stops and takes around 10 minutes depending on the traffic in town. When you get to Piccadilly you need to go up to the main station. It is quite a big station.The trains to the airport take about 20 mins or so. i don’t know how often they run but I would think about every 20 or 30 minutes. The website will tell you.
If you were lucky and your bus arrived on time, the tram came quickly (I think they are about every 10-15 mins), you had a train ticket already and a train left for the airport soon after you arrived, you probably could just do it in 45 minutes but the likelihood of all that happening is not very high. If it were me and I had a deadline I would definitely allow much longer plus allowing for my bus to arrive late as they sometimes do.
I somehow doubt that you would get a taxi easily at Shudehill as it is not the main coach station in Manchester and depending on the traffic I think the tram would be quicker anyway – or as quick. I don’t suppose the taxis are very cheap (rarely use them). If you were thinking of a taxi to the airport I would think it would take more than 45 mins (Manchester is a big and busy city) but you could check with a taxi firm but even so your bus might be late arriving in which case you wouldn’t make it anyway.
Have a good trip.
MissMack, 31 May 2012:
Again, I really appreciate all this adviceyou have given me. That is the first bus I could get that day so I shall come the night before then make my way to airport in morning. Thanks again! Very kind of u! :)
i am traveling to Liverpool via Shudehill Interchange i have a 20 minute window to get my connecting bus from central bus station could some one tell me whats the best way to get to Shudehill Interchange central bus station ?
Ahhh, Shudehill Interchange - you glittering palace of delights. No longer just a place to catch the free bus into town, or the Megabus to London, this is a gateway - a Mecca even - of the North West transportation world. New and gleaming, you can get buses and trams here - and I've heard from an anonymous source that there's a plan to install a helicopter landing pad.
Come here, and prepare to be dazzled.
I've been using Shudehill for many years, and I must agree with everyone who finds it convenient and easy to use. There is a ticket office, a small shop, and even a cafe. Buses to remote UK destinations often depart from here, rather than Central Coach Station in Cholrton St. No. 2 metro shuttle bus departs from stand L, connecting Shudehill with Castlefield, and trams also stop at Shudehill, creating a lively interchange (sic) of commuters.
Albert Einstein once said: "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."
The same could be said of Shudehill Interchange.
I mean, right in the heart of Manchester City Centre is a monument to the apex of mankind's possibilities.
There, amongst the sprawling mess of the metropolis is a beautiful oblong of steel and glass. Inside is a newspaper shop where you can buy 'products'.
There's also a system of 'stands' detailing the whereabouts of various buses which arrive at the interchange and depart to all the corners of Britain via Megabus coaches and local buses.
Passengers have been seen weeping when they alight there, unwilling to leave such a towering monument to the brilliance of man.
Apparently, this is built on the site of where local militia would spike heads on poles.
This is the true angel of the North.
A useful public transport interchange. It’s situated very conveniently for a number of destinations -- notably URBIS and the Arndale Centre. It combines a bus station with a tram stop, and indeed Victoria Railway station is not far away… so it is actually getting dangerously close to being part of what might be described as an integrated transport system. (Don’t worry, though, it will never catch on). The whole place has a clean, modern feel to it and the signage seems to be good. All in all, a useful public facility.
This bus station caters for a lot of bus services going from Manchester towards the north. There are regular services to places like Middleton and Rochdale and take between 30 minutes and an hour depending on the time of day you set off at. The First Group has a lot of buses that come from here, and a typical day bus pass costs about £4. Which is quite reasonable as you can use it all day. The interchange is very modern and is a lot nicer than a lot of bus stations around Manchester. There are also cafes and newsagents in the station, which is good for those people waiting around for thier buses.
This the new(ish) bus station in the City Centre, it replaces the Old Canon Street station which was knocked down a few years ago. From here you will get buses towards Bury, Eccles, Bolton, Rochdale, Simister and Middleton. It is a nice modern building and there are nice waiting areas which are usually clean and tidy. There is a convenience store, ATM, information desk, toilets and news stand located inside. The Bus Station also links to the Metrolink Tram service outside.
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