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 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.
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.
|From Manchester Airport to:||Journey Time||Notes|
|Manchester Coach Station||20 minutes||Direct Service, Twice every hour|
|Liverpool||50 minutes||Some Direct Service|
|Wolverhampton||1 hour 15 minutes||Direct Service|
|Leeds||1 hour 50 minutes||Some Direct Services|
|Sheffield||2 hours||Some Direct Services|
|Birmingham||1 hour 50 minutes||Direct Services|
|Nottingham||3 hours 55 minutes||Some services via Sheffield coach station|
|Oxford||4 hours 55 minutes||Via Birmingham coach station|
|London Victoria||4 hours 15 minutes||Some Direct Services|
|Manchester Airport-Glasgow||5 hours 15 minutes||1 change at Manchester Coach station|
If you qualify for one of the three discount cards available from National Express , you'll benefit from 1/3 off of your fare, with no restrictions on your travel, even on Bank Holidays. Check below to see if you qualify.
If you're: aged 16-26 or in Full Time Education you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 for the year or £30 for 3 years. They are currently offering 50% off to students too, so make sure you purchase a card before you go off to uni!
If you're: aged over 60 you qualify for a card.
Cost: £12.50 per year. Benefit from £15 day return journeys on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays!
If you're: Registered disabled you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 per year.