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National Express Coaches to and from Manchester Airport

Travelling by coach is often the cheapest way to travel around the UK and National Express offer a great service. Their coaches are available from The Station at Manchester Airport which can be accessed via the Skylink walkways from all terminals.

They allow you to travel to and from Manchester Airport from 98% of the UK and with services running day and night, you can travel at a time that suits your flight time.

Using a coach saves you money on airport parking as they drop you off right outside the Airport (meaning less trekking your luggage around!) Drivers will assist with your luggage at both collection and drop off and you can be rest assured that it will remain safe and secure throughout the duration of the journey.

All National Express coaches include a washroom to make your journey as comfortable as possible. They have also recently added electrical sockets for charging devices and air conditioning to most of the coaches; some services now even have Wi-Fi.

The luxury of clean and comfortable coaches may result in you considering to use a Eurolines coach to get to and around Europe.

Latest Coach Travel Offers from National Express

Destinations & Departure Points

National Express offer coaches to destinations all over the UK including Manchester centre, Newcastle, Leeds, London and into Scotland.

Services usually operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week but check their timetables for local schedules.

Below you can see a selection of popular destinations with services operating to and from Manchester Airport. National Express offer other routes than those listed below, these are just an example.

Popular Manchester Airport Routes and Journey Times

Travel BetweenJourney TimeNotes
Manchester Airport-Manchester Coach Station20 minutesDirect Service, Twice every hour
Manchester Airport-Liverpool50 minutesSome Direct Service
Manchester Airport-Wolverhampton1 hour 15 minutesDirect Service
Manchester Airport-Leeds1 hour 50 minutesSome Direct Services
Manchester Airport-Sheffield2 hoursSome Direct Services
Manchester Airport-Birmingham1 hour 50 minutesDirect Services
Manchester Airport-Nottingham3 hours 55 minutesSome services via Sheffield coach station
Manchester Airport-Oxford4 hours 55 minutesVia Birmingham coach station
Manchester Airport-London Victoria4 hours 15 minutesSome Direct Services
Manchester Airport-Glasgow5 hours 15 minutes1 change at Manchester Coach station

Discounted & Concessionary Coach Fares

Family Coachcard

When travelling as a family on National Express it is worth purchasing a Family Coachcard. The advantage of a Family Coachcard is that children can travel free. With the Family 1plus1 Coachcard you pay £8, and an accompanied child will travel free for all journeys you take in that year. If you have two children then you can pay £16 and two children will travel free for the year.

Students and Young People

For full time students and young people aged 16-26 National Express offer some brilliant discounts and special offers though their Young Persons Coachcard. This card is just £10 a year (plus £1.50 p&p) and will save 1/3 off all standard fares throughout the UK for 12 months. No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Also, if you are planning a trip to an event or festival, the Young Persons Coachcard can now save you 10% off. So if you fall into this category and travel by coach regularly or are planning a few trips, you could save a lot of money!

Over 60's

If you are over 60 years old, you will qualify for an automatic discount on coach travel with National Express. The Senior Coachcard saves you 1/3 on standard fares to hundreds of UK towns, cities and airports for just £10 (plus £1.50 p&p) a year. No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Buy a Senior Coachcard online and save money every time you visit your family and friends.

Brit Xplorer

Brit Xplorer offers unlimited National Express passes so you can explore the UK cheaply and in your own time. National Express offer visitors to the UK the following passes:

Eurolines Coaches

Enjoyed your National Express journey in the UK? Well have you ever considered using their coaches to go abroad? National Express run European coach trips via National Express Eurolines.

Although the journey can be longer than flying, the coaches are a much cheaper option and give you the opportunity to view some of he sites along the way. Opt for an overnight coach and have a relaxing snooze before waking up in your chosen European location!

You can travel to fantastic destinations such as Paris, Lille or Amsterdam and Dublin from as little as £9 one way!

As Europe's largest regular coach network, you can get connected to over 500 destinations throughout Europe and Ireland at the lowest price possible!

Eurolines offer their customers "Funfares", these are cheap fares to European cities. To make the most of these deals you will need to book online and in advance. You will receive an e-ticket for a Funfare ticket so you can simply print it off and have it available when you want to travel.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Coach

National Express are pleased to be the greener form of transport and more environmentally friendly when compared to flying. They are so proud of their green status they allow you to calculate how much CO2 emissions you will save travelling with them by using their emissions calculator.