Manchester Airport Buses

Buses at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport busesAs you would expect from a large International Airport there are plenty of options for travelling to and from the airport by bus and coach.

The local buses (Skyline) run from early morning until late at night every day. They operate every half an hour. The services are operated by Stagecoach Manchester, Trent Barton Buses and Arrivabus North West

Manchester Airport Buses

Manchester Stagecoach BusThe bus station at Manchester Airport is situated just outside Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall.

Stagecoach Number 43 links the airport with the City Centre 24 hours a day and operates every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day or night.

It stops at the airport bus station, Wythenshawe bus station, Benchill Hotel, Northenden Brett Street, West Didsbury, Fallowfield Friendship Inn, Rusholme Platt Lane, University Phoenix and Manchester Piccadilly.

Skyline – Stagecoach 105 from Manchester City Centre via Princess Road, Northenden, Benchill, Wythenshawe and Portway. Every 30 minutes. Early morning til late evening

Skyline – Stagecoach 369/x69 from Stockport via Edgeley, Adswood, Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green and Wythenshawe. Early morning til late evening

Arriva 18 from The Trafford Centre via Stretford, Sale, Baguely, Wythenshawe. Hale and Altrincham. Every 30 minutes

Arriva 18A to Altrincham, Flixton

Arriva 19 from Altrincham via Sale, Wythenshawe. Every 10 minutes. 24 hours a day

Skyline Trent Barton 199 rom Buxton via Stockport, Hazel Grove, Disley and New Mills. Every 30 minutes from early morning til mid evening

For the Cheshire area the Cheshire Bus Line operates a service from the Airport to Wilmslow, Moss Nook, Styal Village and the National Trust´s Quarry Bank Mill. This is number 200 bus Styal Shuttle.

A good contact for local buses and their routes is Greater Manchester Passenger Transport (GMPTE) Telephone : 0044 (0)161 242 6040. Their website contains a map of all Manchester City Centre bus stops and stations

Coaches at Manchester Airport

National Express Coaches run a good service from the airport to all areas of the country. You will need to check on the contact details below to find your destination and the cost. Remember you can pay your fare on the coach but only if there is a seat available. It is advisable to pre-book to avoid disappointment.

They operate from:Terminal 1 Bus Station and Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall

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.

For more information on National Express routes and timetables Telephone 0044 (0)8705 80 80 80 or visit


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