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Travelling to Manchester by air

Manchester Airport is the only global gateway to Northern England.

Over 100 airlines offer direct flights to over 190 destinations worldwide, connecting over 22 million passengers to more places than any other airport in the UK. The airport is ideally placed to become your gateway to England's Northwest.

You can visit Manchester Airport's website to find out more about flights to Manchester.

The airport also has a mobile website for visitors wanting to access information via their smartphones. The site provides live flight and timetable information, airport maps and car park booking options, plus links to the airport's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

iPhone users can also access live flight information, terminal guides, maps and more, with the airport's free iPhone app.

When you arrive

Wherever you're arriving from, the airport can provide you with personalised information about your onward journey with its My Airport Guide service.

Travelling from Manchester Airport to the city centre and beyond is easy with First Transpennine Express. With up to five services per hour and train journeys into Manchester taking only 20 minutes, you can be in your hotel room relaxing before you know it.

First Transpennine Express services extend to the North and Scotland, meaning you can visit some of the North of England's top destinations including Edinburgh, Leeds and the Lake District. Not only that but when you book in advance at, you could save over 50% on your train tickets.

Getting around

From the airport, trains to the city centre run every 10 minutes into Piccadilly train station; the average journey time is 20 minutes. Alternatively you can jump into a taxi to the city centre.


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