Manchester International

Manchester, United Kingdom

About The Airport

With 3 terminals, Manchester is the UK's third busiest airport and the largest airport outside of London. Its central location means it is within a two-hour travel time of one third of the country's population. Animal lovers will be happy to hear that environmental initiatives at this airport include bat barns for protected species, badger setts and 92 wildlife ponds.


Free Wi-Fi is available for 60 minutes in any 24-hour period.

Getting to and from the airport

The airport is 15.6km from Manchester city center.

Taxi - there are taxi ranks by Arrivals at all terminals.

Bus - buses run to Manchester city center from the bus and coach interchange at the airport.

Trains - trains run to Manchester Piccadilly from the airport station between Terminals 1 and 2. The Metrolink tram service, next to the train platform, runs to Cornbrook.

Car rental - courtesy buses go to the airport's Car Rental Village every 10 minutes. The village is open 24 hours, but rental operators' hours may vary.

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Short-stay parking is at the multistory lots next to the terminals. Meet and Greet valet parking is available for all terminals, with options for car cleaning and fast-track services that can be booked on the airport website. Blue Badge parking is also available at all terminals, and there is a budget long-stay option called JetParks. A shuttle bus goes from long-stay parking to the terminals.

Transit and in-airport hotels

There's a moving walkway between Terminals 1 and 2 which takes around 15 minutes. To get between Terminals 1 and 3 there's an external walkway, which takes 5 minutes.

The 5-star Radisson Blu hotel has access to all terminals via a covered walkway, and offers a shower and change / leisure facilities for a fee. It takes just 5 minutes to get to Terminal 2.


Healthy Travel Tip

Why not pamper yourself before your flight with a beauty treatment, manicure or massage at CLOUD SPA: nails & beauty? You'll find kiosks in the departure lounges of Terminals 1 and 2.

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