Directions for The Photon Science Institute

The Photon Science Institute is located in the Alan Turing Building and is easily accessible from the city centre off Oxford Road.

The Alan Turing Building is a new building located on Upper Brook Street, opposite the Citroen car showroom.

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Postal address

Red post box
The Photon Science Institute
The University of Manchester
Alan Turing Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Campus map

Campus Map The Alan Turing Building desaturated
The Alan Turing Building is number 46 on the Campus map (PDF)
See also: Interactive Google campus map

SatNav information

Sat Nav
Postcode for the nearby Citroen car showroom: M13 9TD

Co-ordinates: 53.468118N  2.2310936W

Grid Ref: SJ 84756 96845

Directions to The Photon Science Institute

Campus direction sign

Arriving by Rail

The University of Manchester is located close to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. From Piccadilly Station, The Photon Science Institute, based in The Alan Turing Building, which is in the Oxford Road area of the campus, is a 15-20 minute walk. From Oxford Road train station, the Oxford Road area of the campus can be reached by a 10-15 minute walk or by taking any of the many buses south along Oxford Road.

Comprehensive information concerning train time-tables can be obtained from the National Rail website.

Arriving by Car

M62 (Eastbound), M602

Leave the M62 at J12 and join the M602. At the end of M602, join Regent Road (A57) and continue along and join the A57M (Mancunian Way). Leave at the second exit signposted A34 Congleton (hair-pin bend) and keep left, following signs for The University of Manchester. Turn left onto the A34 (dual carriageway) and get in the right-hand lane. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights into Grosvenor Street. Stay in the left-hand lane and turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Oxford Road (B5117).

M62 (Westbound), M60

Leave M62 at J18 and join M60 ring road. Leave M60 at J22 and turn right at traffic lights onto Oldham Road (A62). Continue along until the end and turn left to join Great Ancoats Street (A665). Follow signs for The University of Manchester and join the Mancunian Way (A57M). Leave at the second exit onto Higher Cambridge Street. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Booth Street West and then turn right onto Oxford Road (B5117).


Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and turn right onto the A556. Follow signs for Manchester Airport and join the M56. Stay on M56 until it joins Princess Park Way (A5103). Continue for a further four miles (6km) before turning right at Young's Royal Brewery into Moss Lane East (B5219). Continue to the T-junction and turn left onto Oxford Road (B5117). Proceed down Oxford Road and the University campus is straight ahead.


At the end of the motorway, join Hyde Road (A57). Continue along for approx 3 miles (4.5km), following signs for the City Centre. Upon reaching a major roundabout (the Apollo Theatre is on the left) take the second exit, Brunswick Street (signposted The University of Manchester). Continue along and go straight through the next set of traffic lights.


The multi-storey car park on Booth Street East or the Manchester Aquatics Centre multi-storey car park on Booth Street East offer a safe, paid public parking and is conveniently close to the Alan Turing building.

Local Connections

The Oxford Road Link bus (number 147) runs on weekdays between 7.15am and 6.45pm, at 10-minute intervals, from Piccadilly Rail Station to the campus. This service will stop at 14 locations, starting at Piccadilly Station on Fairfield Street and ending at Grafton Street. See the Oxford Road Link Maps & Times page for an up-to-date Route map (PDF) and Timetable (PDF).

Oxford Road is within walking distance of Piccadilly Bus Station and the National Express Coach Station on Chorlton Street.

Buses to Oxford Road include:

From Piccadilly Gardens (Bus Station): 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 157, 250. From Manchester Airport: 43a, 45a.

For up-to-date information you may wish to consult the official public Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) site and in particular the:

See also:

A range of maps and detailed travel information is provided on the main University's website.


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