Manchester Airport Taxi and Transfer Services
Abacus Travel Services provide a 24 HOUR TAXI & MINIBUS service.(Up to 16 passengers).We are specialists in Airport pick-ups and transfers. All journeys can be quoted via email or telephone prior to travel and all quotes are 'per vehicle' and incur no additional charges. We provide a 'Meet and Greet Service' in the Arrivals Halls or we can collect you from outside any of the terminals. We have set fares for transfers to and from all other major airports and cover all destinations within the U.K. Follow the link to our web site or call us to obtain a quote.
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Manchester Airport by taxi
Manchester International Airport is located beyond the city limits, about ten miles from the city centre. A taxi from Manchester Airport to Piccadilly – the 'beating heart' of Manchester – should cost around £30 for a single journey. Prices are arranged before departure, but a surcharge may be added to compensate for flight delays or any unnecessary waiting.
Larger vehicles are, of course, more expensive, ranging from around £40 - £60 for a small minibus (6-8 seats) to about £70 or more for a larger, multi-purpose taxi, capable of holding up to 14 people. For return tickets, the costs are doubled, but be warned that prices can change without notice, and are unlikely to be homogeneous throughout Manchester taxi ranks.
Hackney carriages or black cabs can be found patrolling popular nightspots and transport interchanges. Whilst convenient, especially for tired travellers, a trip to the city centre can cost up to 30% more than the fares offered by a specialist firm. Local minicab firms can also be expensive and unreliable at peak times so it is always best to pre-book.
Many Manchester Airport taxi companies offer a premium service, complete with a chauffeur-driven supercar and a variety of perquisites, ranging from in-car entertainment and free newspapers, to meet-and-greet services. Executive cars can sometimes be expensive, however, but there are companies who pride themselves on offering executive and luxury cars at standard taxi prices, so don't be put off as it is always worth asking how much is charged by companies with luxury cars.
Premium chauffeurs will monitor your flight details, ensuring that your taxi is on time even if your flight is not. Drivers come well attired, dressed in collared shirt and tie, and possess an intimate knowledge of the local area. The service is designed with foreign business travellers in mind, helping nervous executives get to grips with the local area.
Before departure, it is worth getting to know the parking restrictions in place at Manchester Airport. Drop-off and pick-up must be conducted within the short stay parking area, regardless of duration. A 30 minute stay at the terminals costs £3, increasing to £5.40 for an hour.
Waiting is prohibited on all roads and forecourts around the terminal buildings. Taxi drivers will likely add the parking fee to your total fare.
Taxi prices from Manchester Airport to Picadilly*
Manchester Airport is roughly 10 miles away from Picadilly and you can save time and money by pre-booking your taxi with one of the providers listed at the top of this page. Here are some estimated costs:
Estimated taxi prices: Manchester Airport to Picadilly
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 4 passengers)||£28||£49|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£44||£70-80|
|Executive Car (up to 4 passengers)||£40||£80|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£40-50||£80|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£50||£95|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£60||£115|
|16 Seater Minibus |
(12, 14 or 16 passengers, depending on luggage)
* Please note that these prices are only estimates. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.
Things to Do
One for the sports fans; The City is home to two of the biggest football teams in the UK; Manchester United and Manchester City. Head to Old Trafford for a Man United home game or catch Man City at Etihad Stadium, both less than 10 miles from the airport. Please bear in mind however that match days can be extremely busy, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get there!
Shopaholics rejoice! The Trafford Centre boasts more than 200 stores and 60 café’s and restaurants over 4 floors of magnificent architecture. Grab a cab for around £30 from the airport, or drive and park in one of the 11,500 free car parking spaces. The centre has everything from designer stores and high-street favourites to classy restaurants and a cinema complex - something for everyone!
For a little bit of history and culture, there are plenty of museums, galleries and theatres to keep you entertained. A visit to The People's History Museum, The Manchester Art Gallery and The Royal Exchange Theatre all come highly recommended, as do the City Tours and a trip to Manchester Central Library, if for nothing more than to marvel at the great building.
Manchesters nightlife rivals the likes of London and Newcastle; with streets lined with pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs, there is an establishment for all tastes, including Sakura and Bijou, in which you may be able to spot a celeb or two! Head down to The Canal to experience the thriving LGBT community nightlife, or spend some time away in the Caribbean, or, The Liars Club - a fantastic underground rum shop, a favourite amongst local bartenders.