Airports in Manchester

Manchester International Airport (MAN)


Manchester International Airport is the busiest airport in the UK outside of London, serving about 18 million passengers every year. Located nine miles (14km) outside of Manchester, the airport is made up of three terminals linked by covered skylink walkways with travelators.

The facilities at Manchester International Airport are a bit old, but still good; helpful staff members do their best to alleviate the occasionally overwhelming queues, however expansion plans are in the works to combat the congestion.


The airport is situated 10 miles (17km) southwest of Manchester city centre.

Getting to the city

There are regular trains between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly railway station, which has connections to destinations throughout the UK. Buses service Manchester city centre as well as other local towns and cities. National Express operates coach services to cities all over the UK. All buses, coaches and trains leave from The Station, the airport's new transport interchange that is connected to all terminals by a covered walkway. Taxis are available outside all terminals.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).


Tel: +44 (0)161 489 8000.

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Manchester Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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