Travel to the Portland by Thistle
The address of this hotel is: 3-5 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 6DP, +44 871 376 9026
From Manchester Airport
We recommend the Airport rail link to Manchester Piccadilly rail station as the fastest and cheapest way to get close to the hotel.
You will find the rail link at Manchester Airport by following signs from Arrivals to ‘The Station’ (this is the name for the Airport’s combined train, bus and coach station, serving all three terminals). Journey times vary from 13 minutes (non-stop) to 25 minutes. Piccadilly services depart at approximately 5-minute intervals in the daytime, and there are at least three services per hour at all times from 04.00 to around 01.20 (1.20am).
As of July 2013, a single (one-way) ticket from Manchester Airport to Piccadilly or Oxford Road costs £4.70 during peak travel hours or £4.00 off-peak.
Alternatively, taxis are available. See From Manchester Airport to the city centre for full details.
From Manchester Piccadilly rail station
The hotel is around 7 minutes’ walk from the station as follows:
- Exit the station by the Piccadilly exit (near Platform 1: follow signs for Free city centre buses, Way Out 1, Piccadilly Station Approach)
- Follow the road downhill and continue straight on
- On your left, you will pass an NCP car park and a Costa Coffee. Just after this, at the road junction, turn left into Portland Street
- The Portland is a short distance down on the left-hand side.
Alternatively, the hotel is within 1 minute of the Metrolink station at Piccadilly Gardens. Transfer to the Metrolink at Piccadilly rail station (down rear escalators near Platforms 10 to 14) and travel one stop to Piccadilly Gardens. Get off here, go past the Travelshop to the road junction and you will see the Thistle across the road on the left.
How to get from the hotel to University Place (main Congress venue)
Walking: around 20 minutes, Portland Street - Oxford Street - Oxford Road.
Bus: any Oxford Road bus from Piccadilly Gardens, probably 10 minutes