Transport around Manchester Airport (MAN)

Manchester Airport (MAN) is easily reached by road, rail or public transport from Manchester city centre. The airport is located approximately 14kms from Manchester city centre.


Manchester Airport Railway Station opened in May 1993 is located between terminals 1 and 2. Regular bus services provide connections with Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, as there is no direct rail link to the airport.


all buses depart from Terminal 1 International Arrivals and from Terminal 2 Arrivals. The National Express coach company offers services to a large number of major UK cities.


taxis are available from outside the Arrivals areas of all three terminals. Taxis serving the airport are all licenced and journeys are metered.

For all private hire taxi drop off is free of charge in the Departures zones, but charges apply for all pick ups. Manchester Airport (MAN) recommends that you arrange to meet your driver in the Arrivals hall.

Passengers should be advised that for journeys outside Manchester there is no requirement for the driver to use the taxi meter to determine the fare. A published schedule of long distance fares is available, however. For more information, please call: +44 161 489 2313 or +44 161 499 9000.


if you are approaching Manchester Airport (MAN) from the south, follow the M56, which leads directly to the airport. Exit at Junction 5.

From the east, take the M60 motorway until the M56. This will take you directly to the airport. The route to the airport is well signposted from the west, via the M56.


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