MadLab How to find us

How to find us

MadLab HQ is centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Getting to us by public transport

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is only 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

Getting to us by private transport

By car. If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park – more details here – roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

Cyclists are always welcome at MadLab, and provided it doesn’t massively disturb anyone else using the space you’re welcome to park your bike on the ground floor. Otherwise, bike rack places are somewhat limited although you can find some over at the Shudehill Bus/Tram Interchange.

Boat. This one is harder – we recommend coming in via the Mersey Estuary past Liverpool, heading up the Manchester Ship Canal then making your way to Ancoats Marina and walking.