Getting Here

The RNCM is located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street West.

Our address is:
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD

T 0161 907 5200
F 0161 273 7611
E [email protected]

Our main entrance is on Booth Street West.

We encourage visitors to travel to us by public transport where possible. Please visit for details of buses, trams and trains in the Greater Manchester area.

If you have any access requirements while visiting the RNCM, please email [email protected]

Travelling by Bus

There are frequent bus services from Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly Gardens) to Oxford Road, and Booth Street West.

These bus stops are all within a 5-minute walk to the RNCM:

Aquatics Centre (Southbound) – Bus Numbers 15, 18, 41 CrossCity, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43, 111, 142, 142N, 143, 147, 191, 197, V1 Vantage, V2 Vantage, V4

Cavendish Street (Northbound), Higher Cambridge St/Boundary St West (Southbound) – Bus Numbers 101, 102, 103

Royal Northern College of Music (both directions) – Bus Numbers 53 Orbits, 85, 85A, 86, 250, 263 Sapphire

University Shopping (Northbound) – Bus Numbers 15, 18, 41 CrossCity, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43, 111, 142, 142N, 143, 147, 191, 197, V1 Vantage, V2 Vantage, V4

Travelling by Tram

The nearest tram stop to the RNCM is St Peter’s Square (0.8 miles). From there you can walk to the RNCM in 15 minutes or catch a southbound bus down Oxford Road.


Travelling by Bike

A public bike rack can be found in the RNCM surface car park located on Rosamond Street West, next to the entrance doors – don’t forget to bring your bike lock!

There is also a Bee Network docking station at University Green, 3 minutes’ walk from the RNCM.

Travelling by Train

The nearest train station to the RNCM is Manchester Oxford Road (0.5 miles). From there you can walk to the RNCM in 13 minutes or catch a southbound bus down Oxford Road.

Other train stations include:
Manchester Piccadilly (0.8 miles/20 minute walk)
Deansgate (0.9 miles/21 minute walk)
Manchester Victoria (1.5 miles/33 minute walk)

Travelling by Car and Parking Information

If you are travelling to the RNCM by car we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey. Please note that general traffic along Oxford Road is no longer permitted to use the route between 6am and 9pm, 7 days a week. Visitors driving into and across the city centre will need to use alternative routes, such as Upper Brook Street and Princess Street, rather than Oxford Road.


Please note that there is no public car parking available at the RNCM on weekdays and Saturdays before 5pm. Daytime visitors are advised to use nearby public car parks.

We have limited blue badge spaces within our surface car park, that can be pre-booked by customers at [email protected] (these are subject to availability). There is also limited on street provision for disabled parking on Rosamond Street West, adjacent to the main car park entrance.

*Please note that our surface car park will be closed for all users between Monday 17 June and Monday 16 September 2024, due to a major refurbishment of the RNCM Library building.

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Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence Underground Car Park (evenings and all day on Sundays)
Off Rosamond Street West

On weekdays and Saturdays between 5pm – 11.30pm, and on Sundays between 6.00am – 11.30pm, visitor parking is available in the RNCM secure underground car park, located next to the College in the basement of the Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence. This is a cashless car park.

The current charge per visit is £5.00 per car, payable by contactless or chip and pin only.*

Please note that the underground car park entrance/exit is 2.1 metres high and 2.3 metres wide. Customers who own larger vehicles may wish to consider using alternative car parks in order to reduce the risk of damage to vehicles.

Overnight parking in the Sir Charles Groves Hall car park is prohibited, and is subject to a fine of £50 per night.

*Please note that presently the RNCM is installing a new car parking system, currently there will be no associated charges until the tariff information can be uploaded into the system (anticipated to be September 2024). In the interim period please return to the website for regular updates.*

The two closest public car parks to the RNCM are:

2. University of Manchester Booth Street West Car Park
Booth Street West
M15 6AR (access via Higher Cambridge Street)
Further information

3. Manchester Aquatics Centre Car Park (NCP)
Booth Street East
M13 9SS
Further information

Please note that travel and parking information has been given as a guide only, and may be subject to change. Car parks 2 and 3 are not managed by the RNCM. Visitors are advised to check travel plans ahead of your journey.

Travelling by Air

Our nearest airport is Manchester Airport, located about 10 miles south of the city centre. There are regular train, bus and taxi connections to the city.

For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website.

Places to stay

Hyatt Hotels Manchester is our Principal Hotel Partner and located directly opposite the RNCM on Booth Street West, just off Oxford Road.

Hyatt Hotels Manchester offers a variety of room sizes all with king beds. The hotel is also home to the Laureate restaurant where you can enjoy a range of locally sourced dishes on the restaurant’s à la carte menu, or experience small plates and cocktails at the hotel’s Graduate bar.

To find out more about the complete Hyatt Manchester experience and booking, visit the Hyatt Manchester website.