A map of the locations of the Novotel, Chancellors Conference Centre and the various bus routes and bus stops can be found here.
Please note that Portland Road is a one way towards the city. This implies that the buses travelling out of the city towards the meeting venue does not travel along Portland Road. The bus stops are a short walk away from the hotel and are marked as Stop 1 and Stop 2 on the map. Either of these stops can be used.
Returning in the afternoon the bus will travel down Portland Road and will stop very close to the Novotel.
The route from the city down Oxford Road to the meeting venue (and back) is VERY well served with buses from a number of service operators.
Stagecoach operate faily new and modern buses and single trips will be more expensive than the other operators.
Magic Bus is owned and operated by Stagecoach and the buses are older but very good value for money.
Finglands also operates older buses.
The recommended operators to use are Stagecoach and Magic Bus.
The following most frequent buses to travel the route to the venue and back to the city are:
Stagecoach - 42 and 43
Magic bus - 142 and 143
Single trip, full day, weekly or monthly tickets are available.
The following options are available for Stagecoach and Magic Bus:
Full day : Ticket is called a Dayrider and can be bought from the bus driver for GBP 3.70. The tickaet can be used on Stagecoach or Magic Bus and provides unlimied travel for 24 hours.
Weekly: Two types of tickets are available:
Megarider: The ticket can be bought from the bus driver on Monday mornings for GBP 11.50. The ticket can be used for unlimited travel on Stagecoach and Magic Bus (within Manchester) for the week.
Magicrider: The ticket is only valid on 142 and 143 Magic Buses travelling up and down Oxford Road. The ticket can be bought from the bus driver on Monday morning for GBP 7.00 and can be used for travel on these particular (142 and 143) services for the rest of the week.
More information on tickets is available here.
More detail on all buses, routes, other transport and maps within Manchester can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Details on the time table can be found on the operator's websites.