With three terminals handling over 23 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North. Sixty-five airlines ensure Manchester Airport is directly connected to over 210 destinations including Beijing and Hong Kong, and no more than one-stop away from anywhere in the world.
Manchester Airport is located via the M56 at Junction 5. The M56 provides direct links to the M6 and the M60, ensuring ease of accessibility whether travelling from the North or South.
If travelling to the airport from local areas or Manchester city centre itself, follow signs for the A34 or A5103.
Terminals are clearly signposted on approach, while the postcode for the airport is M90 1QX if wishing to use satellite navigation.
Train services run frequently 7 days a week through national train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Trains run every 10 minutes to or from Manchester Piccadilly, with an average journey time of 20 minutes, while there are dedicated lines running to other major cities through the UK.
By bus and coach
Bus and coach services run to and from Manchester Airport via The Station.
Trams run direct from the airport to Cornbrook, a stop just outside the centre of the city. From Cornbrook there are frequent trams into the city centre itself, just walk across to the opposite platform and hop on an inbound tram. Alternatively there are frequent connections to the rest of the network from Cornbrook interchange, with trams heading towards Altrincham, Bury, Ashton, East Didsbury, Eccles and Rochdale. For information on Metrolink click here to visit the Metrolink website.
Trams run every 12 minutes at all times except outside the hours of 9:00am - 5:30pm on Sundays and public holidays when they run every 15 minutes. To check the first and last tram times click here.
Tickets are available from machines on every platform of all stops, but not on board trams so please make sure to buy a ticket before you travel. For those visiting a number of destinations, travelling over a whole weekend, or with your family Travelcards offer great value.
Black cab taxis are available from all airport terminals for ease of travel either to or from the airport.
Fares for any journey taken inside the Manchester Licensed Area will be shown on the meter inside the taxi, while for destinations listed outside Manchester there is no requirement for the driver to use the taxi meter to determine the fare.
• No Booking Required
• Up to 6 passengers
• Fully wheelchair accessible
The following private hires are also available:
Rent a car at Manchester Aiport with one of the following:
Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Manchester Airport offers a host of facilities and services to help ensure hassle-free travel:
Airport Shopping and dining
Join the vast number of savvy shoppers already taking advantage of exclusive tax and duty free savings at the airport. Then, make the most of the wide selection of food and drink options available across all three terminals.
For those looking to start their holiday in style, or simply some peace and quiet to complete last minute business, the Escape Lounges in Terminal 1, 2 and 3 offer a tranquil environment. Here you can also enjoy a host complimentary refreshments and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
For the kids
If you need to keep the kids entertained or use up some of their excess energy before a long flight, there are now two free soft play areas. These are located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
A pioneering new access guide has been designed, which provides disabled customers with all the information they need to plan their journey from door to door.
Stay connected to the outside world, with free Wi-Fi for up to 60 minutes, across all three terminals.
The Manchester Airport App
For the perfect travel companion download the Manchester Airport app, it’s your one-stop guide for flight and airport information. Even better it’s completely free to download on your smartphone.