With excellent air links and rail and road network, getting to Manchester and Bowlers Exhibition Centre from overseas or within the UK has never been easier.

The full venue address is:

Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Longbridge Road
Trafford Park
M17 1SN

By air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just ten miles from the exhibition centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the venue is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi. The taxi stand is immediately outside the arrivals lounge - give your driver the postcode M17 1SN to get to the venue.

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at: 

Flights into Manchester per day from:

  • London - 18
  • Amsterdam - 8
  • Paris - 7
  • Barcelona - 1
  • Frankfurt - 6
  • Stockholm - 2
  • Brussels - 6
  • Copenhagen - 3
  • Zurich - 4

By rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester Piccadilly from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. There is a taxi rank immediately outside Piccadilly Train Station - give your driver the postcode M17 1SN to get to the venue.

For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases.

To find out more visit: 

Further information on train services can be found at: 

Trains times into Manchester from:

  • London 2h 9m
  • Birmingham 1h 30m
  • Newcastle 2h 37m
  • Edinburgh 3h 34m
  • Glasgow 3h 16m
  • Bristol 2h 59m

By road

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.


Situated just two minutes from Junction 9 on the M60 and the same distance from the Trafford centre, the venue is ideally positioned and is easily accessible for visitors travailing locally and nationally. Enter the postcode M17 1SN into your SatNav and you will be directed directly to the venue.

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at: 


We have limited parking spaces at the venue that can be purchased on our tickets page. Alternatively there is free on-street parking in the vicinity of the venue or free parking at the nearby Trafford Centre which is a short Taxi or Uber trip away.


The Metrolink has been expanded and the new Trafford Park route is now open that that serves the nearby Trafford Centre. There is a stop just 5 minutes walk from Bowlers.


Manchester's extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester.

The following local bus services pass the end of Longbridge Road, numbers 19, 54, 245, 270, 272, 291, 294 & 297.

Find out more at or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

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