Oldham is the chief town in the metropolitan borough of the same name, in Greater Manchester. It is located high in the Pennines and, at its peak in the 19th century, was an international centre in the textiles industry.

Oldham Town Centre

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Manchester Airport (MAN IATA). in South Manchester is the nearest airport to Oldham. Nearly 100 operators fly to and from hundreds of locations worldwide, including most major cities in Europe.

Direct trains run from the airport station to Manchester Piccadilly run throughout the day while travelling by car is only 30-45 minutes away via the M60 and M56 motorways.

There is no train service from the town centre of Oldham. The only train station in any of the boroughs is in Greenfield, which is about a 15-minute drive out of the town centre or around 25-minute bus journey on First Manchester services 180 and 184.

A Metrolink Tram service through the town centre offers travel between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale.

Oldham is close to two motorways, with the town centre 15 minutes away from the M60 and M62 motorways. Oldham can be accessed via J22 (A62 Hollinwood) and J21 (A663 Broadway) of the M60 and J20 (A627(M)) of the M62 motorway. The M60 and M62 provides Oldham with links to several other towns and cities within a short drive of the town, including Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Liverpool, Rochdale, Stockport, The Trafford Centre and Warrington.

Manchester is a 25-minute drive from Oldham town centre with the two places linked by the A62, which continues on to Huddersfield and Leeds.

Places that are within 2 hours of Oldham include Blackpool, the Lake District, the North Wales coast, the Peak District and the Pennines.

National Express is the major coach operator running several services to places across the country. Coaches depart from the main bus station, located at Cheapside.

Map of Oldham

Transport in Greater Manchester is overseen and co-ordinated by the GMPTE (Information: 0870 608 2 608) . GMPTE sells a number of tickets which are valid for multiple operators, such as the any bus day ticket or the Wayfarer. If you are planning to do a lot of travelling in one day, these might be your cheapest option. Information can be also obtained from the GMPTE Travelshop next to the Civic Centre at Oldham bus station.

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