Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The airport has three terminals, two runways and its own railway station called The Station. Manchester city centre is accessible by train, tram and taxi. Greater Manchester (Manchester, Bolton, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, etc.) is with 2.9 million inhabitants the second largest urban area in the United Kingdom after Greater London. There are many hotels near Manchester Airport, from cheap to luxury/business. Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport is located between Terminal 2 and The Station.
Where is Manchester Airport situated?
The airport is located south of the city and is easily accessible via the M56 and M60 motorways.
How many terminals does Manchester Airport have?
Manchester Airport has three terminals, known as Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are next to each other, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are connected by ‘Skylink moving walkways’, a railway station (The Station) is located in between. Terminal 1 has two departure halls, Departures A (Check in 1-69 – All other airlines) and Departures B (Check in 70-108 – Jet2). Terminal 2 is the most modern terminal At Manchester Airport and will be expanded in the coming years, with the first of the three piers/concourses opened in 2019.
The walking distance between T1 and T3 is a maximum of 5 minutes, the walking distance between T1/T3 and Terminal 2 is 10 to 15 minutes. Once clearing security, it is not possible to walk from one terminal to another. Since 2019, the airport has a private terminal (PremiAir) situated west of the runways.
A good alternative for flying to or from Manchester Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
|Leeds Bradford Airport||70km|
|Doncaster Sheffield Airport||85km|
|East Midlands Airport||86km|
The distance from Manchester Airport to the centre of Manchester is 14 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Manchester.
From MAN Airport to Manchester City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Manchester Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Manchester Airport you can travel by train, bus and tram. Visit the Manchester Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Manchester Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Manchester is about £ 39.-. Book your taxi at Manchester Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From MAN Airport to Manchester City centre by Taxi
At Manchester Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.
Which airlines fly from and to Manchester Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Manchester Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- British Airways
Hotels near the airport
Looking for the best hotels near Manchester Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.
Hotels in Manchester
Looking for the best hotels in Manchester? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.
Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Manchester Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Have you visited Manchester Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Manchester Airport and gave a score of 2 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.