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Things to know about Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom behind London Heathrow and London Gatwick. More than 25 million travellers use the airport every year. The airport was built in 1935 and had three terminals, two runways and its own train station. Manchester city centre is accessible by train, tram and taxi.

Facilities at the Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has numerous facilities, including shops and restaurants.

  • Free WiFi: connect to the airport’s WiFi network and enjoy free access to the internet for up to 4 hours.
  • Runway Visitor Park: if you will be spending a couple of hours at the airport, head to the Runway Visitor Park, where you can admire an old Concorde (a supersonic passenger plane) and marvel at the sight of planes landing and taking off.

You can enjoy a nice drink or snack at any of the airport’s many (fast-food) restaurants and bars. Manchester Airport has a variety of restaurants where you can relax with a nice meal. From pizza, pasta and great desserts to awesome beers, beef, chicken, baguettes, yoghurt and salads. The airport restaurants and bars have everything to make your mouth water.

Manchester Airport also has a wide choice of clothing stores for all your shopping needs. Stroll around and shop till you drop.

Manchester Airport has three terminals. The ‘Skylink moving walkways connect terminals 1 and 2’, and in between them is the airport train station (The Station). Terminal 3, officially opened in 1989 as ‘Terminal A’ by Diana Princess of Wales, is connected to Terminal 1. The airport also has a private terminal (PremiAir) west of the runways.

Where is Manchester Airport located?

Manchester Airport is located south of the city and is easily accessible via the M56 and M60 motorways.

What is the approximate flight duration from any part of the UK to Manchester Airport?

A direct flight from any airport in the UK to Manchester airport takes about 55 minutes. There are direct flights from London, Belfast, Newquay, etc. If a stopover is planned, the travel time will, of course, be longer, and you can find this on your ticket.

How do I get from Manchester Airport to the city centre?

Manchester Airport is located just south of the city centre of Manchester. You can opt for a taxi to your hotel. Outside rush hour, a taxi ride would take about 20 minutes. The travel time can be up to an hour in rush hour. A good alternative is to travel by public transportation. A train ride takes about 25 minutes. The Manchester Piccadilly terminus station is located on the edge of the city centre.

Manchester Airport has its own train station, known as The Station. The train station is located between Terminal 1 and 2, accessible via the ‘Skylink moving walkways’. A train (TransPennine Express/Northern Rail/Arriva Trains Wales) departs at least every 10 minutes to and from Manchester Piccadilly train station; the train journey takes 15 minutes.

Can I park at Manchester Airport?

Parking at Manchester Airport is available in many areas, including Valet parking. In most cases, you have to book online. Parking in Manchester Airport can be generally pricey. The cheapest option for long-term parking is the Long Stay option. You can easily book a parking space at Manchester Airport via our airport parking page.

Which airlines fly from the UK to Manchester Airport? has the cheapest flight tickets from airports in the UK to Manchester Airport. Check this page for the cheapest tickets. Below are some airlines that fly from the UK to Manchester.

Other information about Manchester Airport

  • There is no possibility to store luggage at Manchester Airport.
  • Business travellers will find many office spaces and facilities for meetings at the airport.
  • Manchester Airport is easily accessible for disabled travellers. Many staff members are trained to be of service to less mobile and also deaf travellers. There are parking spaces, adapted toilets, lifts and telephones reserved for the disabled. However, always let your airline know that you use a wheelchair.

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