SuperByte 2014′s main event is held at:
The Zoo, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL
Our retro gaming and market spaces are held in The Pub, which is attached to The Zoo. Our expo and workshops will be held in Sand Bar which is across the road from The Zoo.
The venue is easily accessible from Manchester City Centre and is only a short bus ride away from Manchester Piccadilly railway station & a short walk from Manchester Oxford Road station.
Manchester Airport: This is the closest airport with direct rail and bus links to Central Manchester. The airport is served by a number of budget airlines including Ryanair, Jet2, German Wings and EasyJet.
Leeds/Bradford Airport: There is no direct rail link from this airport to Manchester so you will need to use a shuttle bus to get to the nearest railway station, check this link for information. Trains to Manchester are regular and frequent from both Bradford and Leeds. Jet2 is the main low cost flight provider for the airport.
Liverpool Airport: There is no direct rail link from the airport to Manchester, but buses are available to get you to local rail stations. The local mainline station – Liverpool Lime Street has regular direct links to Manchester. Click here for more details. There is a bus service from Liverpool airport to Manchester City centre: this link right here provides more details.
Local Transport Links & Info
The nearest mainline train station is Manchester Piccadilly and the nearest local train station is Manchester Oxford Road.
Most buses to venue leave from Piccadilly Gardens. From the city centre, bus routes 42, 43, 44, 142, 143 and 147 run to the venue which is close to Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints Campus. Various bus companies run services to the venue.
For local bus, train and tram information the Transport for Greater Manchester website is a useful starting point. There is an information shop on Piccadilly Gardens where travel passes can be bought or you can get more information in person. You can buy a ticket to the venue on the bus itself. Depending on the bus company this should cost around £2.00.
For more information about Manchester’s other attractions and places to stay, the Visit Manchester website site is a great place to start exploring the city. There is also a tourist information centre in Piccadilly Gardens.
National Travel Links
The National Rail website is a good starting point for train times. It also links to various operators that sell tickets. Train tickets can be bought either direct from train operators or from websites such as this one. In the UK, big savings can be made by booking trains in advance so it’s worth considering this when travelling.
Both National Express and Mega Bus serve Manchester (coming into either Chorlton Street Coach Station or Shudehill Interchange depending on the route and provider). Both these stops are in the city centre and just a few minutes walk to local bus links. Again we recommend booking in advance to get the best deals on tickets.
There are a wide range of hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Central Manchester which are within a short distance of all our venues. To look for these and get up to the minute deals, we recommend the hotel finder on the Visit Manchester website. Depending on other events in the city at the time (particularly football matches), cheap accommodation can sell out quickly so we’d recommend booking early if possible.