34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
72nd European Meeting of the Econometric Society

EEA Media Briefings 2019 can be found here.



Getting to Manchester

Manchester has a world-class airport and a strategic location in relation to Britain’s motorway and rail network.

By Air

With over 200 non-stop flight routes, Manchester Airport boasts one of the most comprehensive international route networks of any UK airport. It offers direct flights from nearly every major European city including Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam; as well as a large number of international destinations including Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Manchester Airport also offers a large number of European routes with low-cost carriers which will benefit student delegates who are traveling on a budget.

The airport is situated just 10 miles from Manchester and is connected by a fast and frequent train service meaning that delegates from overseas can reach the city centre very quickly.

Airport to city centre by train:
10 miles / 15 minutes / £3.90-£5.00 (€4.45-€5.70)

Airport to city centre by taxi:
10 miles / 20-25 minutes / £20.00 (€22.80)

All trains from the Airport to Manchester will go to Piccadilly Station (22-minute walk to the conference venue). Many will also stop at Oxford Road Station which is the closest train station to the conference venue (12-minute walk to conference venue).

By Rail

The UK is very well-connected to Europe, which will be a particular benefit to delegates and exhibiting partners. The Eurostar link serves London’s St Pancras station with trains arriving many times each day from France and Belgium, and there are excellent connections to the UK national rail network and to Manchester.

Manchester Piccadilly is one of three main stations in Manchester and offers direct services to other major UK cities. There are 60 direct trains a day to London (every 20 minutes), with a journey time of just over two hours. From Piccadilly it is a 22-minute walk to the conference venue or a 10 minute bus ride (Stagecoach no 147).

The train station closest to the main conference venue is Oxford Rd Station (12-minute walk to conference venue). Many regional and Airport trains will stop at this station.

By Road

Traveling to Manchester by road is simple and efficient with half of Britain’s motorway network passing through the region with approximate journey times of 2 hours to Birmingham, 3.5 hours to London and 4 hours to Edinburgh by car, allowing easy access from across the UK.


Depending on your country of origin it may be necessary to apply for a visa before travelling to the United Kingdom. A list of nationalities for which a visa is obligatory is available on the website https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. Any further questions concerning visa applications can be dealt with on this website. The local organisers (eea-esem19@manchester.ac.uk) will be happy to prepare invitation letters for presenters at EEA-ESEM Manchester 2019. However, the letters will only be provided after registration and payment to EEA-ESEM Manchester 2019.



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