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AO Arena, Manchester
Manchester Arena, also known as the AO Arena, is a large indoor arena in Manchester, Lancashire, located in the city centre. Since opening in 1995, Manchester Arena has hosted performances by music giants U2, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Pavarotti, among others. Manchester AO Arena has also staged high-profile sporting spectacles including Premier League Darts and boxing matches for Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan.
Getting to Manchester AO Arena
The AO Arena is located next to Manchester Victoria Station, so for travellers arriving by train from elsewhere in north-west England, reaching the venue is quick and convenient. Services at Manchester Victoria Station are operated by regional rail companies Northern and TransPennine Express. Anyone travelling by train from further afield may arrive at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road stations, each about a mile from the venue. For international visitors to AO Arena arriving by air, Manchester Airport (the largest airport in the north-west of the UK) is approximately 10 miles south of the city centre.
While travelling by rail from Manchester Airport to Manchester Arena can be the greenest and cheapest option, travellers with disabilities, lots of luggage or small children may prefer to book an airport transfer by taxi or minicab, rather than join the queue for taxis outside the airport. Booking an airport transfer online with a top-rated local taxi company in Manchester is easy with Cabubble.
Being just 2 miles from the UK motorway network at M602 junction 3, the AO Arena in Manchester is easily accessible by road, but with on-site parking limited (and parking must be pre-booked) those truly looking to relax and fully enjoy a performance may look for more comfortable alternatives, such as taking a local Manchester taxi or booking a minicab to the AO Arena. Cabubble offers quotes for taxi and minicab bookings in Manchester and elsewhere in the north-west and throughout the UK, for local and long-distance travel.
Before the Show
Manchester has plenty to offer everyone before they enjoy the show at AO Arena. Trendy restaurants and bars in Gay Village, Spinningfields and Northern Quarter are just a short walk away. Visitors without time to spare may prefer pre-booking a local Manchester taxi to the AO Arena, not risk missing the start of a live event. Given the weather in north-west England can be unpredictable, taking a local taxi to the AO Arena may be the best way to stay dry if an unexpected downpour strikes. You can depend on taxis in Manchester, come rain or shine.
Travelling from AO Arena
After the show at Manchester AO Arena, anyone not taking an airport transfer to Manchester Airport or leaving by train may choose to take a taxi home, or to a Manchester hotel, if staying to experience Manchester for longer. As Manchester Arena is Europe's largest indoor arena, the queues for a local taxi after an event may be long, and trying to hail a taxi in a nearby street time-consuming. Pre-booking a local minicab or taxi provides reassurance that the ride is with a local taxi or minicab company at a fixed fare. Aware that the AO Arena is a popular venue, ride-hailing apps may apply expensive surge-pricing, charging more than local Manchester taxis.
By pre-booking a taxi or minicab with Cabubble, passengers can choose a local taxi company familiar with the area at a fixed price, employing professional local drivers who know Manchester and the north-west well, rather than put their faith in ride-hailing apps which may provide drivers equipped only with sat-nav and minimal local knowledge.