Getting to Manchester

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Travelling from Manchester Airport by Train

Frequent train services operate between Manchester airport and Manchester city Centre. The nearest train station to The Essential English Centre is Oxford Road (3 minutes on foot) or Manchester Piccadilly (10 minutes on foot)

Station Average Price (One way) Average Time (One way) Distance from our school
Oxford Road £4 18 minutes 3 minutes on foot
Piccadilly £4 15 minutes 10 minutes on foot

Travelling from Liverpool Airport by Bus

The easiest way to travel from Liverpool airport is by bus. The bus takes approximately 50 minutes and is a direct service from Liverpool to Manchester. The bus ticket can be purchased from the airport when you arrive.

Bus stop Average Price (One way) Average Time (One way) Distance from our school
Oxford Road £8 50 minutes 3 minutes on foot

When entering the UK please have the following documents with you

Acceptance Letter

Details of accommodation


Visa details where applicable

Airport Transfer

Do you want to be greeted at the airport and taken to your accommodation by taxi? Book an airport transfer when you book your course and we will greet you at the airport when you arrive and ensure you arrive safely at your host family or residence.

Important Visa Information

If you have a visa, UK Visas and Immigration may wish to call the school to confirm your booking. Please note that the school opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm. If you arrive outside of these times please use the school emergency contact number which will be issued to you when you book your course.

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