Manchester Airport Travel Maps & Directions
Manchester by Car - Directions
Manchester Airport is roughly 20 minutes drive from central Manchester. On the M56 motorway, Manchester Airport has a dedicated link road from the motorway at junction 5.
Directions to terminals are well signed from all approach roads with colour-coded cubes indicating the best route to each terminal and its car parks.
If you plan on driving to or from Manchester Airport you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions.
Manchester by Car - Maps
If you are travelling to Manchester Airport by car then you will need a map to follow for directions.
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 when driving from:
Drop off/pick up - The Terminal 1 dropping off point is on the Arrivals level. For Terminal 2 the Arrivals dropping off point is at street level, and the Departures dropping off point is on the upper level. 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 term airport parking is available with covered walkways from the short term car parks and regular shuttles running between the long term parking area and the terminals. It is adviseable to book long term airport parking in advance.
24 hour petrol stations and supermarkets are located at Terminals 1 and 2.