Manchester Airport Travel Maps & Directions
Manchester Airport postcode: M90 1QX
Manchester by Car - Directions
Manchester Airport is roughly a 25 minute drive from central Manchester. From the M56 motorway, the Airport has a dedicated link road from junction 5.
Directions to terminals are well sign posted from the approach roads, but remember to check the postcode if you are parking in a long stay car park.
Manchester by Car - Maps
Use our map below to give you an overview of the surrounding area, highlighting the most important approach roads:
Manchester by Car - Information for Drivers
Distances by miles if driving from:
Drop off/pick up
Terminal 1 Departures drop off is easily located; follow the signs to the Terminal and on your left, you will see a sign for the "Hilton Hotel" and the "Clayton Hotel" - take the left hand ramp that follows these signs and enter the car park under the "Drop Off" entrance.
Terminal 2 Drop Off is located just off the exit for the terminal. You will see the "Raddison Hotel" directly in front of you - the drop off entrance is off of the 3rd exit on the ramp and straight ahead.
Terminal 3 Drop off is a little further on from Terminal 1's. After the "Clayton Hotel" sign, take the first exit on the roundabout. At the next 2 mini roundabouts, take the 3rd and 2nd exits respectively - the drop off is located straight ahead.
It should be noted that limited waiting time is strictly enforced. If you have to park for more than a few minutes you should use the Short Stay car parks.
Short and Long Stay airport parking is available at all terminals. With covered walkways from the short stay car parks and regular shuttles running between the long stay parking areas, the transition from car to airport should be seamless. Please note, that if you plan to use any option other than Short Stay, it is best to book in advance.Check out the latest parking deals at Airport Parking Shop to ensure you get the best price!
You may also find the below table useful to locate the nearest petrol stations - for either your return journey home or to fill up your rental car before handing it back to the provider.
Manchester Airport Petrol Station Finder
|Petrol Station||Address||Distance from Airport|
|Texaco||Outwood Lane, Manchester M90 3WR||0.17 miles|
|BP Service Station||30 Outwood Lane, Manchester M90 3WR||0.17 miles|
|Texaco Service Stations||Manchester Airport (MAN), Palma Avenue, Manchester M90 4ZY||0.4 miles|
|Shell Baguley||Altrincham Road, Baguley, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 9AA||3.08 miles|
|Tesco Baguley Extra||Altrincham Road, Baguley, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 9TJ||3.25 miles|
|Esso Rss St Hildas||Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 4FW||3.47 miles|