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Getting to Manchester from Ireland
From Cork and Shannon
When you arrive
Wherever you're arriving from, the airport can provide you with personalised information about your onward journey with its My Airport Guide service.
From the airport, trains to the city centre run every 15 minutes into Piccadilly Train Station, the average journey time is 20 minutes and costs just a few Euros.
There are regular buses leaving for The Trafford Centre from Piccadilly Gardens, just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station:
250 - running every 10-15 minutes, 36 minute journey
X50 - running every 30 minutes, the new express bus link to Manchester Piccadilly, offering journey times of just 25 minutes.
Alternatively, you can jump into a taxi from the airport to anywhere in Greater Manchester.