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Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, with a unique character all of its own. Manchester welcomes visitors with its fine traditions of culture, music, sport and top class events. Its vitality is expressed through its fascinating history, interactive attractions, magnificent architecture and most of all, the spirit of its people - ensuring that there’s always something to do in the Greater Manchester region.

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With three terminals handling over 23 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North. Sixty-five airlines ensure Manchester Airport is directly connected to over 210 destinations including Beijing and Hong Kong, and no more than one-stop away from anywhere in the world.It has a combined railway and bus station, with departures to Manchester and the rest of the country. The train to Manchester Piccadilly takes about 20 minutes. Airport buses to Manchester depart every half hour. Taxis and car hire companies are also available at the airport.

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Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains will get travellers to Manchester in the quickest, most comfortable and most stylish way possible. With trains every 20 minutes and fares from £20 it couldn't be easier.Whether its some awesome shopping, or making a weekend out of Manchester, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Manchester Arndale or a visit to the Trafford Centre. Explore somewhere new this season with Virgin Trains.

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Sixt Rent a Car

AirportWhen you hire a car at our Manchester Airport branch you can enjoy free cancellation and free unlimited mileage with no booking fees. Your hire car will include a full tank of petrol which should be returned full and can be refilled on-site. Sixt offers some of the highest quality car rentals in Manchester Airport.PiccadillyThe Sixt Piccadilly branch is located on Ducie Street just a short walk away from Piccadilly train station. The branch is open 7 days a week, including bank holidays. We offer a range of vehicle types from this branch, including luxury cars, economy cars, convertibles, sports cars & vans.Optional extras, such as satellite navigation, child seat or baby seat are also available. We offer brands including Vauxhall, VW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.Trafford ParkOur Trafford Park branch is situated on Chester Road in walking distance of Old Trafford football stadium, home of Manchester United and Lancashire Emirates cricket which was used for the 2013 summer Ashes series. Sixt Trafford Park has excellent transportation links, with buses from the city centre stopping outside the branch and a Metrolink tram stop just a five minute walk. If you are travelling to us by road, Chester Road connects the M60 with Manchester city centre.For all you're shopping needs, Manchester city centre has a varied range of shops from well known brands on Market Street and in the Arndale shopping centre to vintage shopping boutiques in the Bohemian Northern Quarter. For convenuent shopping, the Trafford centre, home to over 200 shops and restaurants is a ten minute drive away.

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City Spare Space

Need luggage storage in Manchester?Whether you need a few hours or a few days, City Spare Space makes it easy to book affordable luggage storage in local businesses in Manchester. £6 per bag all day luggage storage and £10 overnight luggage storage.

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Stasher have locations across Manchester where you can store your bag for only £6 for 24 hours including insurance. Enjoy the most of your day without having to lug your bags around with you! Book your bag safely into one of their StashPoints. Their locations are trusted hotels and shops who safely store your bags. The service is fully insured by them - up to £750 per bag. They are 50% cheaper than station lockers and have locations conveniently placed across the city. You must book online - hosts cannot accept payment in store.

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Public Transport

Thanks to an integrated transport network Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors. As England's Gateway to the North, travel around Northern England is easy too, and Manchester Airport is easily accessible from Manchester city centre.Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you’re here thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice. If you're driving into the city, there are a number of car parks available, or if you're wanting to explore the wider region, car hire is a popular choice for travellers. And for those on a flying visit, there are a number of secure places to leave your luggage.

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Manchester’s largest fleet of iconic black cabs with 300 professional, uniformed drivers and over 50 years’ experience. You can be confident that Mantax will get you from A to B as quickly as possible. Mantax pride themselves on customer service, high standards and safety; all of their journeys are GPS tracked and can even be booked and tracked live on their iPhone or Android App and Web Booker. All of their taxis accept credit and debit card payments (including Amex), are wheelchair accessible and seat 5 or 6 with plenty of room for luggage.Their rates are set and regulated by Manchester City Council and they now offer 10% student discount with a valid NUS card. Mantax offer black cab quality at private hire rates so call for your personal quote today.Ways to book:- Call their dedicated booking team: 0161 230 3333- Download their free iPhone or Android App- Book online at their Web BookerMantax specialise in corporate & personal accounts and can offer a bespoke service for all your travel needs.

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Country code: +44Area code: 0161


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