Wythenshawe Hospital is situated in South Manchester and can easily be accessed from the surrounding areas by road and public transport including bus and Metrolink service.
We strongly recommend using active travel or public transport to get to Wythenshawe Hospital. The car parks are often busy, and parking is often oversubscribed. All our hospitals are served by many bus routes and other community and sustainable transport options.
For information about public transport services please contact Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on 0161 244 1000. Their lines are open between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekends and bank holidays, you can also visit their website.
You can plan your journey by any mode of transport using the TfGM journey planning tool.
Walking is an excellent, low cost, way to get some exercise into a busy schedule. Whether you’re walking the whole way, to a bus stop, Metrolink or train station, the steps add up. Plan your route on the TfGM journey planner.
Wythenshawe Hospital is located in a suburban area with many parks nearby, so you may find it a pleasant experience to cycle to the hospital. We have cycle racks to lock your bike up across the hospital site. Please note, all users leave their bikes at their own risk and the Trust is not liable for stolen or damaged bikes.
Wythenshawe Hospital is well served by buses, and six regular services stop at the Hospital lay-by.
For live departures please check Stop A.
TfGM also provides this summary of which buses serve the Wythenshawe Hospital site, and the journey times to our hospitals.
Local Link is a service which allows passengers within certain areas of Greater Manchester to book door-to-door journeys. Please visit the Local Link TfGM website for more information.
Park and Ride
We recognise that people come from all over Manchester to our hospitals, and access by car can often be difficult. We have a ‘Park and Ride’ service that links Wythenshawe and the Oxford Road hospitals.
The buses run Monday-Friday (not including UK bank holidays). Staff travel free with a valid Trust ID badge. Patients and visitors can use the service for £1 (cash only) during off-peak hours (10.30 am-3.00 pm).
Wythenshawe Shuttle Times
The Wythenshawe-Oxford Road Shuttle bus departs from the bus layby between Entrance 5 and 6 at Wythenshawe Hospital and at the bus stop located opposite St Mary’s Hospital on the Boulevard, Oxford Road Campus.
You can view the timetables here:
Our nearest railway stations are Manchester Airport, Navigation Road and Altrincham. These are a short walk, cycle, or bus ride from Wythenshawe Hospital.
Live departures and arrivals from Manchester Airport Station can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Live departures and arrivals from Altrincham can be seen here on the National Rail Enquiries website.
Wythenshawe is close to the Metrolink ‘blue’ line, and the nearest tram stop is at Roundthorn, which is a five minute walk from the centre of the Hospital.
Parking can be in high demand at our hospital so please allow time to find a space when you arrive. For specific information about car parking, please visit this webpage.
For personalised directions to the main car park close to Entrance 3, please click here and enter your starting location.
Electric Vehicle Charging
We currently have no public facilities for electric vehicle charging at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Accessibility and Specialist requirements
View access information for each of our sites (availability of accessible lifts, low payment counters, assisted access entrances etc.).
- Specialist Requirements
If you have any accessibility enquiries or special requirements such as help with visual impairment, hearing, language, or communication matters, please ask a member of staff for assistance or contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) The PALS team can provide information about NHS services and other sources of help such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau and support you through an anxious time. They also give a voice to patients’ issues, help to identify gaps in services and report to the Trust Board. Contact the team by email email@example.com or call 0161 276 8686. You can also download a copy of the PALS leaflet or an easy-read version of our PALS leaflet.
Accessible Transport Guide
- Transport for Sick Children
Transport for Sick Children is a registered charity working throughout Greater Manchester and helping children to reach their hospital appointments.
- Ring and Ride
Ring and Ride is a door-to-door accessible minibus service for people of all ages who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Ring and Ride website or call 0161 200 6011
- Travel vouchers
Travel vouchers are for people who are not able to use ordinary buses, trains or Metrolink and have serious walking difficulties or are registered blind. They can be used to pay for taxis and for travel on accessible bus services such as Ring and Ride and Community transport. For more information, please visit the TfGM Travel Vouchers website or call 0161 244 1000
- Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)
If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). For more information, please visit the HTCS website.