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Manchester Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Liverpool Airport 39km
Leeds Bradford Airport 70km
Doncaster Sheffield Airport 85km
East Midlands Airport 86km
Birmingham Airport 107km
Humberside Airport 130km
Newcastle Airport 190km



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
14 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
14 km
25 min
£ 39.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Manchester Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Manchester Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Manchester Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Manchester Airport.

Flight tickets

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
  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • 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.


Clayton Hotel, Manchester Airport, Hale

Ideally located next to Manchester Airport, just a few hundred metres from terminals 1 and 3, this hotel offers a 24-hour free shuttle service, long-stay parking, and modern rooms with free WiFi.


Radisson Blu Manchester Airport, Hale

Offering access to all 3 of Manchester Airport’s terminals via the Skylink walkway, this stylish hotel offers chic rooms, free WiFi, and health club with a pool.

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.


Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Manchester

Situated in the lively Northern Quarter of Manchester's city centre, the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre boasts 228 individually designed rooms, the Glasshouse restaurant and bar, fitness suite and Starbucks.


Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange, Manchester

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange offers accommodation in Manchester, 400 metres from Deansgate. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.


ibis Budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street, Manchester

Nestled 1 mile from Manchester city centre and the Etihad Stadium, ibis Budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a snack bar, and 24-hour front desk.

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!


Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of Manchester United. Get behind the scenes access to the dressing room, tunnel, players' dugout and exclusive areas.


Manchester: Coronation Street Tour

Discover the story behind life on Coronation Street on a guided tour. Explore the live working production set where the show is filmed and walk in the footsteps of some of your favorite characters.

Tour & transport

Manchester: City Center Canal Cruise

Take a scenic cruise along Manchester's historic Ship Canal and River Irwell. Discover the industrial heartland of the north of England and see historic monuments such as Stephenson's Railway Bridge.


  1 review

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.

Latest airport review

6 months ago

I've heard Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport is quite ok. My flight was from Terminal 3 and it was horrible... old and dirty. Besides, moving walkways between train station and T1/T3 were out of order and free airport WiFi didn't work. There is a lot to improve!

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