Manchester Airport Guide

The Manchester Airport Guide contains a range of traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Manchester airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources relating to airport lounges. Manchester airport offers passengers a range of short haul charter and scheduled flights to domestic destinations in the UK as well as in Europe, North America, Asia & North Africa. Manchester airport is largest airport in the North of England and one of the busiest. The airport is located approx 30 minutes drive form the city centre. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Manchester Airport

Airport Name: Manchester Airport

Address: Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 1QX, United Kingdom

Airport Code: MAN

Telephone: +44 (0)8712 710 711

Fax: +44 (0)161 489 3813

Website: Manchester Airport

Left Luggage: +44 (0)161 489 3463 (Terminal 1) & +44 (0)161 489 6031 (Terminal 2)

Lost Property Number: Tel: +44 (0)161 489 3463 (Terminal 1 & 3)
Tel: +44 (0) 161 489 6031 (Terminal 2)

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for Worldwide Flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a range of short haul destinations in Europe and worldwide flights to the USA, North Africa, Asia & Middle East.

Terminals: Three

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, always check the latest Travel & Traffic Reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents that could impact on your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various guide with Tips for Travellers for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to alteration and change at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Holiday & Travel Checklist for a quick reference guide for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains some useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Manchester Airport

By Public Transport


Manchester Airport has a rail station called ‘The Station’ located in the airport making it quick and easy for passengers to use the train to get to and from the airport. There are regular train services from the airport to Manchester city centre to stations such as Manchester Piccadilly where there are many rail connects to destinations across the UK. The frequency of trains is around every 12 minutes, the journey time to Manchester city centre is around 20 minutes. For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

To book Rail Journeys to & from Manchester Airport see Manchester Airport Rail Journeys & book rail journeys to Manchester airport at competitive prices.

Bus & Coach:

There are a number of bus services that serve the airport, these include

Skyline – Stagecoach 43: This service runs from Manchester city centre via Rusholme, Fallowfield, Withington, Northenden and Wythenshawe. The frequency is every 10 minutes, from early mornings to late in the evenings.

Skyline – Stagecoach 105: This services runs from Manchester city centre via Princess Road, Northenden, Benchill, Wythenshawe and Portway. The service is not as frequent as the Stagecoach 43 with frequency of every 30 minutes from early mornings to late evenings.

Skyline – Stagecoach 369/X69: This runs from Stockport via Edgeley, Adswood, Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green and Wythenshawe. The frequency is approx twice an hour, service operate from early morning to late in the evening.

For more information on airport buses please see: Stage Coach

Arriva 18: This service runs from Altrincham to The Trafford Centre via Stretford, Sale, Baguely, Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport. Frequency is every 30 minutes, starting from early morning to late evening.

Arriva 19: This service runs from Altrincham via Sale, Wythenshawe to Manchester Airport. The frequency is every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day.

For more information on airport buses please see: Arriva Bus

National Express offer coach services from various destinations across the UK to Manchester airport, the coaches go to Terminals 1 & 2. For more details please see: National Express

By Car

Manchester airport is around 30 minutes drive from Manchester city centre, from the M56 drive to junction 5 where there is a link road that takes you to the airport. The terminals and car parking are well signposted.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Manchester airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term The minimum cost of parking at the short term car park is £1.80 for up to 30 minutes, the cost is then £5.10 for 2 hours and £10 for 4 hours. You can save on the cost of parking by pre booking.

Parking costs for Motorcycles are £2 per day.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from £19 per day if you pay on the day you arrive. The long term car parking can be pre booked, cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Manchester Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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