Manchester Airport: Terminal 1
Terminal 1 facilitates 107 check-in desks, has over 5 baggage carousels, 18 airbridges, 24 pier served aircraft stands and a shopping centre with Burger King, Acessorize, Boots and much more.
Fun Fact: It was opened in 1962 by the Duke of Edinburgh.
It’s always wise to give yourself plenty of time to check in before a flight; no one likes the panic run to the gate or being the person whose name is called over the tannoy! With this in mind, we advise giving yourself around;
Welcome to Arrivals at Terminal 1, Manchester Airport.
If you’re arriving yourself, you’ll be coming out of baggage reclaim to Joe’s Kitchen. Follow the corridor around to the left to exit the terminal and make your way to the Meet and Greet for taxis, buses, arrivals car park and skylink walkway for train links to london.
If you’re looking for your hotel when you exit the terminal, turn left for Bewley’s Hotel, Crown Plaza, Hilton and Etrop Hotels. Turning right will also take you to the Car Rental Village so you can get on with your journey. It’s marked by ‘Bus Stop B’.
Parked at Terminal 1 and on your return journey? You can loop round from baggage reclaim and on to the car park to find your car or walk towards departures near The Aviation Shop and use the stairs there.
Any questions or queries, the information point is next to boots and should be in front of you as you exit baggage reclaim.
Shops here include The Aviation Shop, Boots, Travelex, Post Office, Dry Cleaners, WHSmith, Gregs and more. There is also a prayer room you can use over in departures. To get there, follow the signs or veer left through the shops, turn left after The Aviation shop and follow the corridor round to the right near departure desks 80-108.
Left Luggage: You can leave your luggage in Excess Baggage’s fully secure storage unit while you are away. You can purchase both short and long term storage options, with group storage also available.
Lost Property: Lost items are logged and stored in their secure facilities at the Airport. Retrieval options are available to either collect your lost items or have them returned to you.
Bag Wrapping: Make sure your luggage is wrapped securely. The Excess baggage wrapping services prevents bags from being tampered, to ensure peace of mind while keeping your items safe.
Facilities at Terminal 1
The Travelex Currency Exchange is located near the check-in desks in departures, in-between the airline information desks. There’s also a cash-point next door if you needed to check your balance or prefer working in cash. Please visit our Travel Money page for more details.
The Car Hire Village is a short journey away from the terminals and there’s a free shuttle bus to take you there, you’ll want Bus Stop B, on the left hand side as you come out of arrivals.
ATMs should be easy to spot and well signposted. Here’s our tips on where you nearest one will be:
I’m in Check-in on the ground level There’s another Travelex Bureau de Change on this floor neaby the information point and they have a cash point. It’s between WHSmith and Spar.
Changing Rooms and breast-feeding rooms
Manchester Airport are proud to provide Changing Places – specially adapted facilities for disabled travellers, offering a spacious and comfortable environment for personal care.
They are also trialling a breast-feeding facility at Terminal 1 which you can find in the departure lounge, opposite the Children’s TV Zone. The room accomodates four mothers at any one time and provides a comfortable, private place to nurse. It’s important to note that the airport doesn’t discriminate nursing mothers on-site, so the room is available for personal preference.
As you enter the terminal, you’ll find the Airline Information Desks on your right, opposite check-in gates 31-59. If you’re looking for the airport’s information desk there are two within the shopping area after you go through security.
If you’re upstairs, there’s another opposite Spar. They will be happy to assist you with any queries or requests, such as hotel reservations, minor emergencies or questions about the airport, airlines and gates.
Available from departures for £1 / €2.
Places of Worship
Multi-faith Prayer Rooms are accessible 24 hours a day, with access to sacred texts, prayer book and prayer mats where requested. In Terminal 1, you can find it upstairs in the Ground Level Check-in on the right of check-in desks 80-108.
Restaurants, Bars and Shopping