MAN - Manchester Airport
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Manchester Airport Information
Manchester International is the largest airport in the North of England and the 12th busiest in the world. It has three terminals and is home to over 95 airlines which handle over 23 million passengers every year. Approval to build a second runway means Manchester is expected to become the UK's second busiest airport over the next 15 years.
Manchester Airport is easily accessible for motorways, railway stations and bus connections. The airport has good links from all areas of the country and is about a 30 minute drive from the City Centre. The main motorway to the airport is the M56 with a direct link to the airport at junction 5. All the terminals and car parks are well signposted,.
Manchester Airport Car Hire
There are seven main car hire companies on the airport complex. They have offices at all three terminal buildings opposite the arrivals areas.
Check our guide to car hire at Manchesterfor contact details of these and other local car hire companies.
Manchester Airport Transfers
You can get to and from Manchester Airport by a variety of methods including Private Manchester Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Manchester Airport Arrivals
All three terminals arrivals areas are on the ground floor with car hire offices opposite. All have access to buses and taxi ranks. Skylink walkways connect to the Railway Station at the airport. Money exchange facilities are available in all thee arrivals areas. Cash dispensers are available in terminals 1 and 2 arrivals only. You can check the live flight arrivals at Manchesterhere.
Manchester Airport Departures
All three terminal departures areas now offer express check-in. Details of this are in our departures section of the website. You will need to check that the airline you are flying with is participating in the express check-in service.
All three terminal departure areas and departure lounges offer shops, restaurants, bars, cash dispensers and money exchange facilities - the majority being in Terminal 1. Executive Lounges are available in all 3 terminal buildings. Check the live flight departures at Manchester here.
Manchester Airport Flights
There are flights from Manchester Airport to most corners of the world, over 200 destinations. Check our flights to Manchester section for full details of destinations and which airlines fly there.
We also provide details on flights from: Manchester to Austria - Manchester to Barbados - Manchester to Belgium - Manchester to Bulgaria - Manchester to Canada - Manchester to Croatia - Manchester to Cyprus - Manchester to Czech Republic - Manchester to Denmark - Manchester to Egypt - Manchester to France - Manchester to Germany - Manchester to Gibraltar - Manchester to Greece - Manchester to Hungary - Manchester to India - Manchester to Ireland - Manchester to Italy - Manchester to Jamaica - Manchester to Kenya - Manchester to Malta - Manchester to Mexico - Manchester to Morocco - Manchester to Netherlands - Manchester to Portugal - Manchester to Spain - Manchester to Switzerland - Manchester to Tunisia - Manchester to Turkey - Manchester to United Arab Emirates - Manchester to USA
Manchester Airport Taxis
There are taxi ranks outside all three terminal buildings. The taxis at the ranks are licensed by Manchester City Council. To find a taxi at your terminal:Terminal 1 - outside International Arrivals; Terminal 2 - adjacent to Arrivals and Terminal 3 - outside Arrivals Telephone 0044 (0)161 489 2313 or 161 499 9000
You can obtain more information on Manchester Airport Taxis here.
Manchester Airport Buses
Local and national destinations are available from the airport. The main bus station being at Terminal 1. National Express operate from the airport. Buses and coaches operate from: Terminal 1 - Bus Station; Terminal 2 - Arrivals Hall and Terminal 3 - If you are arriving or departing from terminal 3, then you will have to use Terminal 1 bus station as this one is the closest to terminal 3.
Check our guide to buses at Manchester for further details and contact numbers.
Manchester Airport Trains
There is a railway station at the airport. Skylinks connects the three terminals to the railway station. When you arrive at the train station you will be on the upper level. There are escalators, moving walkways and lifts connected to the railway station at the airport. Once at the station there is a travel centre where you can buy tickets for your onward journey and any other information you may require.
Two ticket machines are also in this area and a café which is open from 6.00 am until 10.00 pm. For more information visit our guide trains at Manchester
Manchester Airport Car Parking
There are 12,000+ car parking spaces available at Manchester Airport. These are split into the short stay and long stay car parks. Use the Long Stay Car Park if you wish to park for over 6 hours and the Short Stay Car Park is for parking up to 6 hours. You can find out more information on Manchester Airport Car Parking here.
Manchester Airport Passenger Services
Read our information on Manchesterfor details on banking facilities, resources for children, disabled facilities, VIP & business lounges, internet access, Medical/First Aid centres, where you can change your money in each terminal, faith and places of worship and what you need to know if you are flying your pet from Manchester Airport.
Manchester Airport Shops
There are a great selection of shops on the land side and departure zones of Manchester Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3. For more information visit our guide to shops at Manchester
Manchester Airport Bars and Restaurants
There is a large range of bars, café bars and restaurants throughout the airport terminals. As you would expect as Terminal 1 is the largest with the most passengers travelling through it has the widest range of food and drink.
However, Terminals 2 and 3 do offer several options for either just a drink, a snack or a hot meal. For more details visit our guide to Manchester Airport Bars & Restaurants
Manchester Airport Airline Telephone Numbers
We have provided a a list of all the airlines operating out of Manchester, their telephone numbers at Manchester and which terminal they use.
Manchester Airport Lost Property, Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
If you have left something on the aeroplane, then contact the airline. If your luggage has been lost in transit then you will need to contact the ground handling agents contracted by your airline. Check our lost property & lost luggage at Manchester for listings.
Left luggage storage facilities are available in Terminals 1 and 2. For Terminal 3 use Terminal 1 facilities as these are the closest. Storage is at the discretion of the attendant. There is a charge of €5 per item per 24 hours of storage.
To find out what the weather is like today in Manchester as well as over the next five and ten days check out our weather forecast for Manchester