manchester Airport

Welcome to Manchester Airport, the bustling international gateway serving the vibrant city of Manchester and the surrounding regions of the North of England. As one of the UK’s largest and busiest airports, Manchester Airport offers a wide range of flights to domestic and international destinations, along with world-class facilities and services to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience for all passengers.

Manchester Airport

About Manchester Airport

Located approximately 9 miles southwest of Manchester city center, Manchester Airport boasts three passenger terminals—Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3—each offering a range of amenities and services to meet the needs of travelers. From convenient transportation options to a variety of shopping and dining experiences, Manchester Airport strives to provide passengers with everything they need for a comfortable journey.

Services and Facilities

Manchester Airport offers a comprehensive array of services and facilities, including:

Flight Information:

Stay up-to-date with real-time flight information, including arrivals, departures, and gate details, available on our website and airport information screens.


Check-in for your flight online or at the airport using self-service kiosks or check-in desks located in each terminal.

Security Screening:

Proceed through security screening with ease, supported by friendly staff and efficient procedures to ensure passenger safety and security.

Shopping and Dining:

Explore a diverse selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes offering everything from duty-free goods to local delicacies and international cuisine.

Airport Lounges:

Relax and unwind before your flight in one of Manchester Airport’s premium lounges, featuring comfortable seating, complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and more.

Accessibility Services:

Manchester Airport is committed to providing accessible facilities and assistance for passengers with reduced mobility or special needs, including accessible toilets, ramps, and dedicated assistance points.

Manchester Airport Arrivals

Manchester Airport Arrivals

Upon your arrival at Manchester Airport, here’s what you need to know:

Flight Status:

Check the status of your flight online to stay informed about any delays, gate changes, or other updates.

Baggage Claim:

After disembarking from your flight, proceed to the baggage claim area to collect your luggage. Look for monitors displaying flight numbers and carousel information to locate your baggage carousel.

Customs and Immigration:

Once you’ve retrieved your luggage, proceed through customs and immigration control. Have your passport and any required documentation ready for inspection by immigration officers.

Meeting Points:

If you’re being met by friends, family, or a driver, arrange a meeting point in advance. Manchester Airport offers designated meeting points within each terminal for convenient rendezvous.


After exiting the terminal, you’ll find a range of transportation options available, including taxis, buses, trains, and car rentals, to take you to your final destination.

Manchester Airport Departures

Manchester Airport Departures

At Manchester Airport, we understand the importance of staying informed and prepared before your flight. Here’s what you need to know:

Flight Status:

Check the status of your flight online or through our to stay updated on any delays, cancellations, or gate changes.


Arrive at the airport with plenty of time to check in for your flight. Most airlines recommend checking in at least 2-3 hours before departure for international flights and 1-2 hours for domestic flights.

Security Screening:

Allow extra time for security screening procedures, including passport control and baggage checks. Be sure to have all necessary travel documents and identification ready for inspection.

Boarding Gates:

Once you’ve checked in and cleared security, proceed to your designated boarding gate, which will be displayed on your boarding pass or announced at the airport.

Airport Facilities:

While waiting for your flight, take advantage of Manchester Airport’s facilities, including shops, restaurants, lounges, and relaxation areas.

Manchester Airport Parking

Manchester Airport offers a variety of parking options to suit your needs and budget, from on-site multi-story car parks to off-site park-and-ride facilities. Here’s a quick rundown of the different types of parking available:

Multi-story car parks:

The most convenient option is located directly next to each terminal. Perfect for short stays or if you want to minimize the time it takes to get to your flight.

Image of Manchester Airport Multistorey car park


The official Manchester Airport Park and Ride service offers a cheaper alternative to the multi-story car parks. There are four JetParks car parks, all located a short distance from the airport with a regular shuttle bus service to the terminals.

Image of Manchester Airport JetParks car park

Meet and Greet:

The most hassle-free parking option. Simply drive up to a designated meeting point at the airport and a member of staff will park your car for you. You can then collect your car from the same point on your return.

Drop & Go:

Like Meet and Greet, you park your car in a designated car park and then take a shuttle bus to the terminal.

Manchester Airport Hotels

Airport Inn Manchester 3.1 star_rate(1801)3-star hotelRelaxed rooms in an airport hotel offering free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool & a hot tub, plus dining.
Britannia Airport Hotel 3.2 star_rate(2524)3-star hotelStraightforward property with simple rooms, plus free Wi-Fi, a relaxed restaurant/bar & a cozy cafe.
ibis budget Manchester Airport 3.9 star_rate(773)2-star hotelStreamlined, colorful rooms in an informal airport hotel offering breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi.
Premier Inn Manchester Airport M56 J6 Runger Lane North hotel 4.1 star_rate(4014)3-star hotelWarm rooms in a relaxed airport property offering a restaurant and a coffee shop, plus free Wi-Fi.

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Airport Pick Drop offers reliable and professional airport transfer services to and from Manchester Airport, ensuring that passengers reach their destinations safely and on time. Whether you’re traveling alone, with family, or as part of a group, Airport Pick Drop’s fleet of vehicles and experienced drivers are ready to accommodate your needs.

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