We get a number of questions relating to where we are and how to reach us at events every year, so in an effort to help you before you attend, we have listed some of them here for you to peruse before the event to make your visit as stress-free as possible!
WHERE IS THE EVENT BEING HELD?
For The Love Of Sci-Fi will take place on 2-3rd December 2023 at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN, United Kingdom.
GET TO US BY LAND, SEA OR AIR!
With excellent air links and rail and road networks, getting to Manchester and Bowlers Exhibition Centre from overseas or within the UK has never been easier!
TRAVELLING BY CAR
Bowlers Exhibition Centre (aka BEC Arena) is situated just 2 minutes from Junction 9 on the M60 and the same distance from the Trafford Centre. The centre is ideally positioned and is easily accessible for visitors traveling locally and nationally and is just 3 miles from Manchester City Centre.
Enter the postcode M17 1SN into your Satnav or Google Maps and you will be directed directly to the venue – It's that easy!
TRAVELLING BY BUS
Bus service 272 stops on Ashburton Road West which runs across the end of Longbridge Road, with stops both just before and just after the road entrance. Once you have entered into Longbridge Road, we are the SECOND right hand turning off the road, just before the bend. Click HERE to open a PDF timetable for the service. You can also get a coach into Manchester and transfer from the main city to the Trafford Centre, find more information on coach travel at Trainline.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is a major hub for National Rail Services from all across the United Kingdom. Once you have arrived at Picadilly you will be able to hire a taxi or an Uber from the foyer downstairs. Simply give your driver the postcode M17 1SN for their Satnav. For more information contact National Rail on 08457 48 49 50 or click HERE to visit their website. You can also visit Trainline for more train timetables from all over the UK and Europe.
TRAVELLING BY PLANE
Visitors who are travelling to Manchester Airport from both international and domestic airports will be able to hire a taxi or an Uber from the Airport Arrivals lounge. Just give your driver the postcode M17 1SN for their Satnav. Click HERE to visit the Skyscanner website to plan and arrange your flight.
Below is a Google Map of the immediate area for your convenience, scroll in and out easily to find bus stops, road markings and the arena itself. If you are on a mobile device you can easily get directions to the venue on your screen by clicking on the "Directions" link just underneath the "FOR THE LOVE OF SCI-FI 2021" title on the map.