Parklife Travel Passes  -  The Fastest and Easiest Way to Travel to and from Heaton Park 

Parklife Shuttle Bus

A partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Metrolink, Manchester City Council and Parklife. 

Offering great flexibility and the quickest route to the festival, the Parklife Travel Pass allows you to travel on either the direct Parklife Shuttle bus or Metrolink services from Manchester City Centre. The Parklife Shuttle bus drops off right inside the festival site.

Please take care not to lose your travel wristband. We do not offer replacements if it is lost, and you will have to pay for another ticket. Tickets can be found on the Tickets section of the website. Read the Travel Pass Terms & Conditions    

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The Parklife Shuttle Bus high frequency service begins in the City Centre from Aytoun Street (M1 2DD – corner of Minshull St. near Piccadilly train station) and drops off right inside the festival site, running from: 

– Saturday 9th June: 09:30hrs to 17:00hrs

– Sunday 10th June: 10:30hrs to 17:00 hrs

Return Bus Service from Heaton Park to City Centre starts at 18:30 until late

Please Note: Parklife Travel Pass tickets must be exchanged for a wristband prior to boarding the Parklife Shuttle Bus or Metrolink; e-tickets are not valid for travel

Please Note: Heaton Park Metrolink station will be closed from 18:30

Wristband Exchange Locations
Open on the Saturday 9th & 10th June only.

Aytoun St (at Parklife Shuttle Bus departure point) 09:30 – 17:00

Cathedral Gardens 10:00 – 17:00 (in front of the National Football Museum) near to Victoria train station.

Further information and full terms and conditions available at: Here 


To get to Heaton Park using the Metrolink you will need to board the tram to Bury and get off at the Heaton Park stop.
Metrolink operate a regular service throughout the day with each stop having an LED departure board with up to date times.

If you wish to use the Metrolink to get back to the city centre after after 6pm then you will need to go to the Bowker Vale stop.
Directions to the stop will be signposted by all the customer exits. Heaton Park Metrolink station will close at 18:00 hrs on both event days.

Please take care not to loose your travel wristband. We do not offer replacements if it is lost, and you will have to pay for another ticket.

Public Transport :

Heaton Park is very well served by existing public transport. 

Heaton Park is served by these existing bus routes from around Greater Manchester 135, 59, 64, 484, 495, 164, 165. 

More information on buses can be found at

Big Green Coach : 

Big Green Coach is the official and exclusive coach partner to Parklife Festival . Choose either Saturday or Sunday Day return coaches or weekend return coaches.

Don’t worry about being the designated driver, parking or missing the last train. Party hard and sleep all the way home on a Big Green Coach executive coach.

Please click here to view all travel options

Bicycles : We encourage use of bicycles, there will be a bike rack in the car park so be green and ride to Parklife!


There is a clear walking route along Bury Old Road which will be sign posted to and from the city centre of Manchester to Parklife which will take you directly to a new entry and exit gate into Parklife. If you wish to walk please follow and stick to the route.


Taxis are also a very popular way of leaving the park; There will be a Manchester Hackney Carriage Taxi Rank in Blackley New Road and a Bury Hackney Carriage Taxi Rank outside the Woodthorpe pub on Bury Old Road as well as an official private hire pick up point near the car park on Sheepfoot Lane. 

Customers booking their own private hire vehicles need to to direct them to the pick up point at Heaton Park Sainsbury’s.

Cars and Parking

There is absolutely no on street parking around the event site and there will be a number of roads closed in place around Heaton Park. Traffic wardens will be patrolling the area around Heaton Park and your car will be towed and impounded by the wardens. If you are driving to Parklife, please use the official event car park.

In order to facilitate this year’s Parklife event there are a number of roads closed at the end of the event and roads with traffic orders in place around Heaton Park.

If you are being picked up or are picking up a relative or friend, there is a nominated pick up point at Sainsburys Superstore car park off Middleton Road. 

This will be open from 22:00hrs and you can wait here safely to be collected or to collect people.