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Manchester Airport (MAN) is the main transport hub for the north of England. Nearly 18.5 million passengers passed through in 2011, making it the third-busiest airport in the UK, and the largest and busiest outside the London region. You can fly to over 190 destinations around the world.
There are three terminals and two runways at Manchester Airport. T1 and T2 are linked by the Skylink, an elevated walkway with travelators to help with the 10-15 minute walk. T3 is linked to T1 and the Skylink by a covered walkway. The Skylink also connects the airport to The Station (the airport bus and rail station) and the Radisson Blu hotel.
Manchester Airport is 10 miles south of Manchester city centre.
Reaching Manchester Airport by car:
The airport is just off the M56 (take junctions 5 or 6). The M56 is easily reached from the A5103 (from central Manchester), the M60 and the M6.
Reaching Manchester Airport by train:
All trains run to The Station, the airport?s integrated transport hub, linked to over 100 destinations including Sheffield, York, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, the Lake District and North Wales. Trains run every 10 minutes to/from Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre, taking around 20 minutes.
Reaching Manchester Airport by bus or coach:
Reaching Manchester Airport by bus or coach: Coach services including National Express connect the airport with UK destinations such as London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. All coaches run to/from The Station. Buses also run between the airport, Manchester city centre and other local destinations.
You can expect to find a great range of shops at Manchester Airport. Across the 3 terminals, there are the usuals such as Boots, WHSmith and duty free shops. Others include Accessorize, Fat Face, JD Sports, the Lonely Planet bookshop, Next, Paperchase and the Body Shop.
The airport operates a free Collect on Return service for passengers travelling within the EU.
Bars and restaurants at Manchester Airport: there is a wide choice of places to whet your appetite. Cafés include Broderick's, Caffè Nero, Clancy's, Costa and Starbucks. Restaurants include Burger King, Frankie & Benny's, The Spud Factory, Giraffe and Trattoria Milano. There are also several bars, such as Bar MCR, The Medlock and The Observatory Bar.
Discount vouchers are available on the airport website.
Taxis: Black cabs and Arrow Cars (private hire minicabs) operate from each terminal.
Currency exchange: available through Travelex, who have kiosks throughout the terminals.
Internet: wi-fi is available in all terminals, and is free for the first 30 minutes. There are also internet desks in various locations.
Special Assistance: there are OCS special assistance points in the terminals, the car parks and The Station.
Other services include ATMs throughout, information points in various locations, shower and leisure facilities in T2 (from the Radisson SAS Hotel on-site), Fast Track through security, two multi-faith prayer rooms (T2 and T3) and the Be Relax spa in T1.
There are two Escape Lounges - one in T1 and one in T2. Facilities include complimentary food and drink, free wi-fi, PCs, a fully serviced private events lounge available for hire (T1), spa treatments (T1), newspapers and magazines.
In Terminal 1 there is also the Bollin Lounge, the Emirates Lounge and the Etihad Lounge. In Terminal 2 there is also the Style Lounge and the Virgin Holidays v-room. In Terminal 3 are the bmi Executive Lounge, the British Airways Lounge and the Flybe Lounge.
The Concorde Conference Centre at Runway Visitor Park is a unique facility for corporate events. Meeting and conference facilities are also available at the on-site Radisson Blu Hotel, which is connected to T1 and T2 by the Skylink walkway.
You can drop off passengers right outside the terminals at no charge.
The Multi-Storey car park is closest to the terminals - just a few minutes' walk. The Long Stay car park is served by a 24-hour courtesy bus.
JetParks and JetParks Plus car parks are the furthest away from the terminals (about a mile) but offer the best rates. Note that they are not served by a courtesy shuttle.
Disabled parking spaces are available in all car parks. A Meet & Greet service is available.
You can get from the airport to the Car Rental Village on a dedicated bus. Car hire at Manchester Airport is available through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. It pays to compare prices in advance to get the best deal .
There are around 10 hotels on-site, including Radisson Blu, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Premier Inn, Marriott and Holiday Inn. The Radisson Blu provides direct access to T1 and T2 via the Skylink elevated walkway.
Or, if you'd prefer to be in the hustle and bustle of the city, Manchester city centre is just 10 miles away. Click here to find the best deals on Manchester hotels.
Call 0871 2 710 711 or visit www.manchesterairport.co.uk.