Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located 14 km from the center of Manchester and ranks as the third busiest passenger airport in the UK. The airport serves over 27 million passengers annually and is large enough to handle close to 50 million passengers a year. At the airport travelers can find a wide selection of flights including direct flights from the UAE.

Terminals at Manchester Airport

The airport has three passenger terminals operating both domestic and international flights. Terminal 1 is the largest and provides flights to international destinations, whilst Terminal 2 operates similar flight routes and is set to benefit from an extension plan. Terminal 3 is the smallest at the airport and provides most of the domestic flights from Manchester Airport as well as being a base for budget airlines.

Terminals 1 and 2 are linked together by the “Skylink” path so any passengers transferring between terminals can do so on foot easily with the aid of travellators, with the journey taking between 10-15 minutes, whilst Terminals 1 and 3 are linked together by a covered walkway.

Facilities at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is well-equipped to deal with all the needs of passengers with its range of shops, eateries and facilities. Duty-free shopping is available in each terminal as well as an extensive range of souvenir stores and high-end shops. Regular newsagents and pharmacies are also open for those requiring basic essentials.

A wide selection of dining establishments are available in all terminals for those looking for a bite to eat before flying. Those in a rush can grab something quick from fast food outlets or at a newsagents, while there are also plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars available.

Free Wi-Fi is available at Manchester Airport for up to an hour or on an unlimited basis in one of the Escape Lounges situated in each terminal. These airport lounges provide a range of amenities including a complimentary buffet and bar. Passengers requiring special assistance are advised to contact your airline at least 48 hours before arriving at the airport to ensure all your needs are met. Travelers with infants and children will find baby care facilities throughout the airport as well as a children’s play area in Terminal 2.

Manchester Airport Travel Information

Manchester Airport is linked to a number of public transportation network including rail, bus and coach at the main public transport hub at the airport, known as The Station. From here passengers are able to hop on trains to many different stations including Manchester Piccadilly Station which takes around 20 minutes. The Metrolink network is also linked to Manchester Airport, with a line running to Cornbrook Interchange.

A 24-hour bus service (no.43) also runs to and from the city center, with the journey taking around an hour. Numerous National Express coach routes leave The Station to various destinations around the UK for those traveling further.

Taxis are readily available outside the Arrivals hall of each terminal. All taxis are metered and there are booking kiosks open in each terminal. Taking a taxi into the center of Manchester will take between 25-45 minutes depending on the level of traffic.

There are many car rental companies available at the airport in the Car Rental Village. Passengers are able to hop on the free shuttle bus to the Car Rental Village from the airport. Alternatively, travelers with their own vehicle will find extensive parking facilities providing short- and long-term parking.

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* This information is correct as of May 2018

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Manchester Airport

Manchester International Airport,
Olympic House,
6th Floor,

Tel:+44 (0)161 4893000
Fax:+44 (0)161 4893813


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 Location Details

Longitude:2° 16' 36'' W
Latitude:53° 21' 11'' N

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