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

EEA Media Briefings 2019 can be found here.




The most convenient way to move around Manchester is on foot. In addition, there are many taxis.

More information about tram/bus tickets & the railway network as well as a route planer can be found here.

The same tickets can be used for all trams and buses in the city of Manchester. These tickets can be bought with coins in the buses, ticket machines at tram stops, or at booths that can be found at some stations. Moreover, you can buy them via smartphone (for more information - click here).

The University of Manchester is located in the city centre in immediate proximity to over 7,500 bedrooms as well as the city's attractions, bars and shops. This gives delegates extra time to enjoy the conference programme and network with colleagues.



Manchester city centre has a wide offer of high-quality public realm which, combined with its compact and manageable size, makes it an easy place to traverse on foot.

Free Bus Network

Delegates will benefit from a free city centre bus service, which offers three circular routes covering all of the main areas. Metroshuttle operates with a frequency of about every 10 minutes on two circular routes that service all main city center destinations. The Free Bus links all city centre railway stations, the main car parks, and many bus and Metrolink tram stops.

You can find more information on Free Bus routes and their frequencies here.

The Free Bus stop closest to the main conference venue is at Oxford Road train station.


The Metrolink tram network is the largest urban tram network in the UK, consisting of multiple lines bringing passengers into the heart of Manchester city centre. This gives delegates the opportunity to easily visit further afield should they wish.

You can find more information on Metrolink on their homepage.

The Metrolink stop closest to the main conference venue is St. Peter’s Square.

Bus network

Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by various commercial operators. It offers high levels of connectivity and value for money for passengers with services operating well into the night to most areas within the region.

For more information on bus routes in Greater Manchester please visit here.

The main conference venue is well connected by several bus routes (e.g. 42, 43 and 142)


Access in and around the city region is enhanced by a series of radial roads from the city centre to all surrounding boroughs. Manchester city centre offers over 15,000 secure car parking spaces.
However, the car is not the best means of transport inside the city centre. Please use public transport or walk whenever you can.


There is a wide range of taxi firms operating in the Greater Manchester region. During large-scale conferences and events the city is well-served to ensure travel is efficient and effective.

Last update November 19, 2018
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