Manchester Transport - Rail, Coach, Bus
Manchester Airport is easily accessible 24 hours a day from anywhere in the UK by public and private transport. Served by National Express coaches direct to the terminal door, trains and by a network of taxi and bus services. There are also various motorways and major roads leading to Manchester if you prefer to drive yourself.
You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definetly worth sorting out all transport to and from Manchester Airport in advance and saves a lot of hassle too!
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Manchester by Car
Travelling to Manchester by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.
This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!
Manchester Airport is easily accessible by car from the M56 which is connected to the whole country.
You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our Manchester Maps & Directions page.
Manchester Airport by Coach
National Express runs an extensive range of excellent coach services to and from all 3 terminals at Manchester Airport covering the whole of the UK.
Services run daily to Terminal 1 Bus Station and Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall. Those requiring Terminal 3 should use the Terminal 1 Bus Station.Services operate all over the UK with many direct routes to and from Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport by Train
Manchester Airport railway station is in the heart of the airport complex with Skylinks connecting the three terminals to the upper level of the railway station.
Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!
There are regular connections to the Airport from Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. From Monday to Saturday six trains an hour run between the Airport and Manchester Piccadilly during the day with four per hour on Sundays. Night services are less frequent.
Disabled passengers should arrange assistance at least 24 hours before their journey by contacting the relevant train company direct.
Manchester Airport by Taxi
Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are over 500 taxi companies serving Manchester airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.
Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Manchester airport Taxi Listings.
The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.
Manchester Airport by Bus
Skyline buses are provided by a partnership between Manchester Airport and the bus operators Stagecoach Manchester, Trent and Arriva North West. All Skyline buses run every half-hour to Manchester Airport from very early in the morning to late at night.
For bus times and routes contact the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive.
Tel: +44 (0)870 608 2 608
The Styal Shuttle 200 provides a link between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow, Moss Nook, Styal Village and the National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill.
For further information contact Cheshire Bus Line:
Tel: +44 (0)1625 534850