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International Airport in Manchester, United Kingdom, Airport Code MAN

International Airport Manchester Information


Manchester Airport (MAN) is the UK's third largest airport, and the principal airport for the north-east region of England. An independent airport, Manchester International hosts over 90 airlines to around 180 destinations worldwide.

Manchester International Airport is located 10 miles (16 kms) south of the city of Manchester, halfway between London and Edinburgh. MAN is well served by train, bus and coach services, with fast road links via the M56 motorway, and offering direct access to junction 5. There are taxi ranks outside each terminal.

Boasting modern facilities and services at its three terminals, Manchester Airport offers travellers a quality choice of shops, fast food outlets, cafés and restaurants, plus extensive banking, business, family-friendly, health and special needs services. MAN has over 12,000 parking spaces served by courtesy shuttles but no dedicated Business Parking.

Manchester World Airport Guide provides you with access to a complete selection of Manchester Airport hotels. Utilize the discounts offered directly from the hotel, with the assurance of secure booking. Extra services include airport car rental, airport car parking and flights to and from Manchester Airport.

International Airport Manchester Terminal Information


Each terminal at Manchester International Airport (MAN) serves several airlines and a large number of destinations. Each terminal has a variety of restaurants, bars, newsstands and shops. Business services are available; there are ATMs (cash machines) in the arrivals sections of all terminals, and in the departures sections of Terminals 3 (T3) and 2 (T2).

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 serves many airlines, including Aer Lingus, Air Canada, bmibaby, bmi british midland (International), City Airline, Emirates, Flybe, Iberia, KLM (Royal Dutch), Lauda Air, Lufthansa, Olympic Airways, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines VLM (Int'l) and others.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 serves many airlines, including Adria, Air Europa, Air France , Air Jamaica , Britannia,
BWIA West Indies Airways, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Egyptair , Pakistan International Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar , Ryanair , Singapore Airlines, Titan , US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and others.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 serves many airlines, including American Airlines, bmi british midland (Domestic), British Airways, British Airways CitiExpress, Eastern Airways, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, VLM (Domestic), and others.

International Airport Manchester Airline Information

Terminal 1

  • Aer Lingus - 0845 0844 444
  • Air Atlanta
  • Air Canada - 0870 524 7226
  • Air Scandic
  • Air Transat - 0870 556 1522
  • American Transair
  • Astraeus (Charter)
  • Astraeus (Scheduled) - 0800 091 2222
  • Aurigny Air Services - 0148 182 2886
  • B H Air
  • bmibaby - 0870 264 2229
  • bmi British midland (International) - 0870 607 0555
  • City Airline - 0870 330 8800
  • City Flyer Express
  • Cyprus Airways - 0208 359 1333
  • Emirates - 0870 243 2222
  • Euro Atlantic
  • European Air Charter
  • Flyair
  • Flybe
  • Flyjet
  • Futura
  • Hapag Lloyd Express - 0870 605 0519
  • Helios Airways
  • Hemus
  • Iberia - 0870 606 0416
  • Iberworld
  • Icelandair - 0207 874 1000
  • Islandsflug
  • JMC - 0870 010 9820
  • Kibris Turkish Airlines - 0870 600 1123
  • KLM - 0870 507 4074
  • Lapland Airways
  • Lauda Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair - 0129 359 6633
  • Monarch Charter
  • Monarch Scheduled
  • MyTravel - 0870 241 2567
  • Olympic Airways - 0870 606 0460
  • PGA Portugalia Airlines - 0870 755 0025
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines - 0870 6072 7727
  • Skyways - 0870 6072 7727
  • SN Brussels - 0870 735 2345
  • Spanair
  • Swiss - 0845 601 0956
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines - 0161 489 5289
  • Tyrolean Airways
  • VLM (Int'l) - 0161 493 3232

Terminal 2

  • Adria - 0207 437 0143
  • Aer Arann Express
  • Air 2000 (Scheduled) - 0870 243 9902
  • Air 2000 (Charter)
  • Air Europa
  • Air France - 0845 111
  • Air Jamaica - 0208 5707 999
  • Air Jet
  • Air Luxor
  • Air Malta - 0845 6073 710
  • Azzurra Air
  • Britannia
  • BWIA West Indies Airways - 0208 577 1100
  • Channel Express
  • Continental Airlines - 0800 776 464
  • Croatia Airlines - 0208 563 0022
  • CSA Czech Airlines - 0161 489 0241
  • Delta Air Lines - 0800 414 767
  • Egyptair - 0161 834 2552
  • Electra
  • Eurocypria
  • Excel Airways (Scheduled)
  • Excel Airways (Charter)
  • HMY Airways
  • Hola
  • Interair
  • Intersky
  • LTE
  • Malaysia Airlines - 0870 607 9090
  • MD Airlines
  • Onur Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines - 0161 839 7505/6
  • Pegasus
  • Qatar - 0207 896 3636
  • Ryanair - 0871 246 0000
  • Singapore Airlines - 0870 608 8886
  • Skyservice - 001 877 485 6060
  • Titan
  • US Airways - 0845 600 3300
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - 0129 374 7747
  • Zoom

Terminal 3

  • American Airlines - 0845 778 9789
  • bmi British midland (Domestic) - 0870 607 0555
  • British Airways - 0845 773 3377
  • British Airways CitiExpress - 0845 773 3377
  • Eastern Airways - 0165 268 0600
  • Finnair - 0870 241 4411
  • LOT Polish Airlines - 0161 489 5297
  • VLM (Domestic) 0161 493 3232

International Airport Manchester Car Rental


Manchester Airport is served by the car rental firms listed below.

Car Rental Companies

  • Avis Car Rental
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Sixt Kenning

International Airport Manchester Car Parking


Manchester Airport has a wide range of short term and long term parking facilities available, in all offering 14000 parking spaces. Some spaces are reserved for Disabled Badge holders. Drivers entering the airport should look for (and follow) the signs that direct them to their chosen terminal's car park.

Short term Parking

Short term parking is known as 'short stay' parking at Manchester airport. Short term parking facilities are located close to each terminal.

The Terminal 1 short term car park is located directly in front of Terminal 1; Terminal 2 short term car park is located directly in front of the Terminal 2; Terminal 3 short term car park is located in front of Terminal 3, but a little to one side.

There are car rental return facilities located in each car park.

Long term parking

Long term parking is known as 'long stay' parking at Manchester airport.

The long term car park for Terminals 1 and 3 is located off Ringway Road West , a little distance from the two terminals. (The Premier Car Park is also located here.)

The long term car park for Terminal 2 is located on the other side of the airport building complex, a little distance from Terminal 2.

Disabled Passengers and Parking

Spaces are reserved for the cars of Disabled Badge holders. These are located next to the lifts in the short term car parks. By contacting the airport at least seven days before they travel, disabled drivers may arrange permission for their cars to be parked in these spaces for long term stays.

International Airport Manchester Ground Transportation


Manchester International Airport (MAN) is served directly by train, shuttle bus, long distance bus (coach), public bus, and taxi. The airport's dedicated transport interchange - the Station - is open 24 hours and links trains, coaches and buses into one building.


The railway station is connected to all three terminals by bridges known as Skylink. Moving walkways help passengers progress along the Skylink.

Train services from the station link the airport with many cities and towns in Lancashire, Yorkshire and elsewhere. These include Manchester , Preston, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leeds and York .

Particularly frequent are the services between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly, the city's central station. During most of the day more than six trains run every hour. A typical journey time from the airport to the city centre would be 14 minutes, though some journeys may take longer.

Manchester Piccadilly station offers a wide variety of connections with places served by the national and regional rail networks. Preston station also offers connections for Cumbria and points north.

Shuttle Bus

Some local hotels provide complimentary shuttle bus services to and from the airport.

Long Distance Bus (Coach)

Long distance bus (coach) services connect the airport with various cities and towns, including Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Stoke on Trent, Wrexham, Preston, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leeds and York. The principal company providing these services is National Express.

The National Express coach stop is by the airport's Terminal 1 bus station - this serves both Terminals 1 and 3. There is also a coach stop at Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall.


Official taxi ranks are located outside the terminal buildings. Taxis at these ranks are licensed by local and airport authorities. Drivers use meters and tariff lists to determine fares and issue receipts on request.

Terminal 1's rank is outside International Arrivals, Terminal 2's rank is adjacent to Arrivals, and Terminal 3's rank is outside Arrivals.

Public Bus

Manchester International Airport (MAN) and local bus operators provide Skyline services that connect the airport with many destinations nearby. Typically, these are slower than the train and coach services outlined above.

The Skyline name is attached to several different routes that go to and from different parts of the city, including Piccadilly Gardens in the middle of Manchester . A typical journey between the airport and Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester would take (approximately) 1 hour.

All services call at the airport's Terminal 1 bus station, some also call at the airport rail station, and some at a stop outside Terminal 2 Arrivals.

International Airport Manchester Airport Security


Increased security measures are in operation in UK airports, though since 2001 check-in and flight delays have not increased significantly. Your airline can advise on check-in deadlines, but you should aim to arrive at least three hours before departure for international flights, two hours for European flights and an hour for UK and Ireland flights.

Passports, Visas, Customs & Immigration Information

For detailed information on visa requirements, immigration and customs contact the consulate that relates to your destination.

Lost & Found

Lost and Found service can be contacted using the following numbers:

  • Terminal 1: 44 (0) 161 489 3463
  • Terminal 2: 44 (0) 161 489 6031

Missing baggage : For baggage left in an aircraft, please contact the respective airline. For luggage left while at the airport, please contact one of the following numbers:

  • Terminal 1: Monday to Saturday 8 am – 10 pm; Sunday 8 am – 10 pm
    Tel: 44 (0) 161 489 3463
  • Terminal 2: Monday to Saturday 8 am – 10 pm; Sunday 8 am – 10 pm
    Tel: 44 (0) 161 489 6031

International Airport Manchester Extra Facilities

International Airport Manchester Maps and Directions

Manchester International Airport Map
Manchester International Airport Map

Manchester Area Map
Manchester Area Map

Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Manchester airport is located close to the M56 motorway, which has good links to the national and regional road networks.

Proceed along the M56
Exit at Junction 5 (J5) and follow signs
Colour coded signs direct drivers towards the most convenient parking for each terminal

Longitude:2° 16' 0" W
Latitude:53° 21' 0" N

Manchester Airport Plc,
Manchester M90 1QX,
Number of Terminals: 3
Telephone: (0)161 489 3000
Fax: (0)161 489 3813
E-mail: None
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 17km (10 miles) southwest of Manchester
Country code:44

The Skylink moving walkway system links Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the airport railway station.

The airport lies off junction 5 of the M56 motorway, which connects with the M60 (Manchester’s ring road) at junction 4. Directions for all terminals are clearly signposted.

There are some 14,000 parking spaces available at the airport. Short- and long-term parking facilities (tel: (0)161 489 3723) are available. The short-stay multi-storey parking lots are located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Long-term parking is recommended for any stay over 6 hours. Pre-booking, with discounts offered, is available online. A regular courtesy shuttle bus operates from the long-term car parks to all terminals. CPS provides chauffeured parking (tel: (0)870 411 1118; website:

Companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. All have desks in each of the terminals.

Rail: Manchester Airport’s new rail, coach and bus interchange, known as The Station, is connected to all three terminals via the Skylink moving walkway system. Trains operate to Manchester Airport from many stations in northern England and the Midlands. There is a frequent service between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly Station in the city centre, which has connections to most major destinations. For information on times and fares, contact the 24-hour National Rail enquiries line (tel: (0)845 748 4950; website: Road: Taxi: Taxis are available outside or near the Arrivals hall of each terminal. Bus: The airport’s bus network provides direct services to many local centres, as well as to other towns and cities. For local public transport information, contact the Greater Manchester travel information line (tel: (0)161 228 7811; website: or Traveline (tel: (0)870 608 2608). Coach: A number of National Express services (tel: (0)870 575 7747; website: run from The Station to various destinations throughout the UK.

Tourist information centres are situated in the Arrivals areas of Terminals 1 and 2 (tel: (0)161 436 3344). There are also information desks situated in all terminals. Several members of staff are trained in British Sign Language.

Money and communications: ATMs, bureaux de change, banking facilities, Internet booths and a post office are available. Eating and drinking: All terminals have restaurants, cafés and bars with 24-hour facilities. Shopping: Duty-free shops and a variety of gift shops and concessions are available. Luggage: Left-luggage facilities and lost property offices are available (tel: (0)161 489 3463 for Terminal 1 or (0)161 489 6031 for Terminal 2). Other facilities: These include a medical centre, two prayer rooms, baby changing facilities and a 24-hour children’s play area.

The Airport Business Centre (tel: (0)161 490 5580) offers a wide range of professional business support services, including private workstations with telephone, fax, photocopying and word processing facilities, meeting room hire, Internet access and videoconferencing. The airport also has conference and banqueting facilities in the Atlantic Suite (tel: (0)161 489 6181/2) and Radisson SAS Hotel (tel: (0)161 490 5000), catering for up to 400 people and including a comprehensive range of audiovisual, telephone and fax equipment. The Escape Lounge (tel: (0)161 489 3388) offers passengers a chance to relax and use a variety of business facilities, including fax machines, telephones, Internet access and photocopying; there is a charge for entry to this lounge.

There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts, hearing loops and wheelchair-accessible telephones throughout the terminals. All telephones are fitted with induction loops. The desk in Terminal 1 International Arrivals is equipped with a Minicom system (tel: (0)161 489 3561). Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should contact their airline prior to travel. There are parking spaces for disabled travellers (tel: (0)161 489 3723).

The four on-site hotels are Bewley’s Hotel Manchester Airport (tel: (0)161 498 0333), Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport (tel: (0)870 400 9055), Manchester Airport Hilton (tel: (0)161 435 3000) and Radisson SAS Hotel (tel: (0)161 490 5000). Nearby hotels include the Etrop Grange (tel: (0)161 499 0500) and Manchester Airport Marriott (tel: (0)161 904 0301). Hotel reservations can be made at the tourist information centres and at the First Options desk, located in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall.

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