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How to get here:
Victoria Baths is on Hathersage Road about one and a half miles south of Manchester City Centre. The postcode is M13 0FE
By Public Transport:
You can use Travel Planner to help plan your journey.
Nearest Bus Route is the 50
Runs from Manchester City Centre (Princess St) to East Didsbury. Get off at the junction of Upper Brook St, Anson Rd and Hathersage Rd. Walk east along Hathersage Rd to the Baths (1/4 mile).
or use the 147 “Oxford Road Link” - see below
Other buses from Piccadilly Gardens include the 41 - 44, 48, 192 - more info below.
If you are travelling by train from outside Greater Manchester, you can buy a PlusBus ticket on top of your rail ticket for unlimited bus travel (not trams) in the Greater Manchester area. Adult: £3.70, Child: £1.85, Railcard holder: £2.45. (Feb 2015 prices - for more information, check out the PlusBus website for general information and here for Manchester information).
First TransPennine Express offer regular trains to Manchester from major towns and cities in the north of England - www.tpexpress.co.uk
From Piccadilly Station
The 147 “Oxford Road Link” runs (Mon – Fri only) every 10 mins (7:15am – 6:15pm) from bus stop D, outside Piccadilly Rail Station, to the left as you exit onto Fairfield Street (underneath the bridge). The last bus leaves Piccadilly Station at 6.15pm for one last circuit. Get off at the stop just after the bus turns left off Hathersage Road. Walk back to Hathersage Road, cross over and continue east along Hathersage Road. Victoria Baths is on the left hand side - please download the bus leaflet below. You can even find out where the next bus is here!
Other times catch the 192 from the stop on London Road heading for Stockport and get off opposite Plymouth Grove West. Walk down Plymouth Grove West and Hathersage Road (approx 1/2 mile).
Alternatively, you can catch a taxi from the train station (about £8 - £10).
From Oxford Road Station
Mon - Fri catch the 147 “Oxford Road Link” from outside the old BBC building on Oxford Road (second stop going south from the station). More details above.
Other times catch any of the buses heading south out of town on Oxford Road numbered 41 - 44, or 48. Get off opposite Whitworth Park, next to St Mary's Hospital, (after MCR Royal Infirmary). Walk down Hathersage Road in front of St Mary's Hospital, crossing over traffic lights. It is about 1/2 mile to the Baths from the bus stop.
From Victoria Station
Take the MetroLink tram* to either Piccadilly Station and continue as described above or to St Peter's square and catch a number 50 bus.
*You can travel free on Metrolink trams in the city zone if you have bought a rail ticket for travel from any Greater Manchester station to Piccadilly, Victoria, Deansgate or Oxford Road. Your rail tickets should show Manchester CTLZ as its destination. Details here
From the M56
Follow signs for Manchester City Centre (A5103).
As you approach the city centre you pass Alexandra Park on left.
Continue through next lights, prepare to turn right.
Turn down Moss Lane East (Brewery is on the corner).
Continue to the end of Moss Lane East.
Turn left onto Oxford Road, then right onto Hathersage Road.
Pass over next lights.
Victoria Baths is on the left.
From the Mancunian Way, A57(M) / City Centre
Turn off onto the A34, signed for Congleton.
Continue south for approx. one mile.
Pass the Royal Infirmary, Accident and Emergency on your right.
Turn left at the next traffic lights onto Hathersage Road.
Victoria Baths is on the left.
There is a car park in the enclosed area at the rear of Victoria Baths, reached from the left hand side of the building. Be careful not to park outside of the enclosed area as this is private land and you may be issued with a parking ticket. Blue badge card holders may park directly in front of the building. Otherwise there is parking on Hathersage Road and elsewhere subject to normal on street parking regulations.
You can download below a map (“Cycle Routes to VB”) showing cycle routes in Manchester (on the second page), with the location of Victoria Baths marked with a green star (in the centre of the map). The thin purple lines are cycle paths and less busy roads. There is a new journey planner for cycles here
There are bicycle racks at the front left hand side of the building and also in the enclosed area at the rear of the building, reached from the left hand side of the building.