Ashton bus station
Ashton under Lyne is well situated for users of both public and private transport.
The large bus station adjoins the Arcades shopping centre. Bus routes radiate from here to all parts of the town and to other nearby towns and villages. Long distance express coaches also call.
A short distance away from the bus station is the railway station, situated on the line between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria.
Manchester Airport, with routes to many parts of the world, is about 15 miles away.
The M60 motorway near The Snipe
The town is conveniently situated for access to the motorway network, being only a mile from Junction 23 of the M60 Manchester Orbital Motorway. The last section of this motorway was opened in 2000 and passes through the western edge of Ashton.
Car parks are situated above the Arcades and Ladysmith shopping centres and around the edges of the town centre.
The Metrolink tram in Ashton
In October 2013 the Metrolink tram system was extended to Ashton.