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Getting to Hospital

How to get to our Hospitals

You can view our hospitals and how to get to them by clicking on the links in the right hand column. Simply type in the postcode from where you're traveling and you will be given detailed directions and maps to the Hospital you are attending or visiting.

If possible please try and use public transport. The hospitals are served by many bus routes and for information about services please contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on 0871 200 2233, which is open between 7.00am and 8.00pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8.00 am to 8.00 am on weekends and bank holidays.

You can also visit their website at Transport for Greater Manchester

Or download this pdf document which shows bus routes to the hospital.

Visit Greater Manchester Bus Priority Package for further information about TfGM proposals which may affect your journey to our hospitals over the next two years.

Car parking

When visiting the hospitals on the central site, the following car parking facilities are available:

  • Hathersage Road Multi Storey Car Park - This superb new facility which is situated on the corner of Hathersage Road and Upper Brook Street opened in February 2006 and has more than 1600 spaces available. Access is from Hathersage Road and there are 70 spaces available on the ground floor reserved for disabled badge holders. A Pay on Foot system is operated within this car park.
  • Grafton Street Multi Storey Car Park - This car park has 706 spaces available within the Multi Storey of which 36 are reserved for disabled badge holders and a further 77 spaces on the external surface area of which 36 are reserved for disabled badge holders. The Multi Storey Car Park operates a Pay on Foot system and the external surface car park is Pay and Display.
  • Accident and Emergency Car Park - A limited amount of car parking comprised of 26 spaces of which 11 are reserved for disabled badge holders. This is a Pay and Display Car Park.

Work Begins on Grafton Street Car Park Extension

Grafton Street Car Park

Work has started  on an extension to Grafton Street multi-storey Car Park.  This will provide an extra 900 spaces. However, during the 15 month construction period the number of spaces will be reduced as the extension is being built on the surrounding surface car parks.  The disabled/accessible spaces which were on the surface car park at Grafton Street have been reallocated inside the multi-storey car park.

We apologise for this inconvenience and we would ask for your patience and understanding whilst the improvement works are undertaken.

There is another car park for our hospitals on the Oxford Road site at the corner of Hathersage Road and Upper Brook Street.

If you are visiting the hospitals go the hospital web page you are visiting and click on 'Plan Your Visit; for further information.

The site is served by an extensive public transport system - details can be found here

Car Park Tariffs

The following tariff applies to all the above car parks:

  • 0 - 30 minutes Free
  • 30 minutes - 3 Hours £2.50
  • 3-6 Hours £5.00
  • 6-24 Hours £15.00
  • Weekly Parking Permit - £20.00
  • Monthly Parking Permit - £40.00

Disabled badge holders are allowed to park free of charge when displaying a valid badge. If all disabled spaces are full disabled badge holders are allowed to park in any normal car park space free of charge.

Relatives of Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit Patients - No Charge

Frequent Attenders (three or more times a week) - No Charge

Relatives of long stay patients - No Charge

If you have been to an Out-patient appointment or attended Accident & Emergency and your visit has gone over 6 hours, you will be charged the £5 rate if you speak to a member of Security staff at the car park before paying and have proof of your appointment or attendance.

Summary of discounts

Hospital Shuttle Bus

The 147 bus which travels from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station via the Universities to the Trust every 10 minutes throughout the day acts as a Shuttle Bus around the site, a £1.50 hop on hop off day ticket is available around the Trust site. The 147 bus service which runs from Piccadilly Railway Station and is operated by the hospitals and its partners has extended to link to the new car park, providing access to all parts of the 44 acre hospitals site.

It now runs along Oxford Road, through the hospital site on the Boulevard giving good access to Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital and the Royla Manchester Children's Hospital, turning left onto Hathersage Road, left onto Upper Brook Street, passing MRI's Accident & Emergency Department, then left onto Grafton Street, providing access to the out-patients at MRI.


Terms and Conditions

All patients and visitors are advised that the Trust cannot accept responsibility for any vehicle parked on hospital grounds or on any Trust Car Park, nor for any property brought into the Hospital or left in any vehicle.