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Manchester International Airport (MAN), also called Ringways airport, is a large airport with 3 Terminals, and a wider selection of schedule and charter flights than other Northern England airports, such as Leeds Liverpool and Humberside
There is a Rail, Bus and Coach interchange situated adjacent to the airport railway station at the Airport making travel by train easy. See Rail Connections
The airport has a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. in each of it's 3 terminalsManchester Airport Terminals
Guide to which Manchester terminal to use
Please use this information as a guide and check which terminal to use from your airline. If unsure leave plenty of time to change from one terminal to another. Terminals 1& 3 are next to each other but Terminal 2 is a long way from the other two terminals and they are connected via 2 skylink walkways with the railway station in between
Adria Airways 3
Aer Arann 1
Aer Lingus 1
Air Berlin 1
Air Blue 2
Air France 3
Air Malta 2
Air Transat 1
American Airlines 3
Atlas Jet 1
Balkan Holidays 1
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 2
Blue islands 1
British Airways 3
Brussels Airlines 3
City Airlines 1
Continental Airlines 2
Croatia Air 2
Cyprus Airways 1
Delta Air Lines 2
First Choice 1
Iberia Regional Air Nostrum 3
Libyan Airlines 1
Meelad Air 1
Monarch Airlines 2
Monarch Airlines Charter 2
Norwegian Air Shuttle 1
Onur Air 2
Pakistan Int Airlines 2
Pegasus Airlines 1
Ryanair (T3 from 6 March 2012) 2
SAS Scandinavian 1
Sata International 1
Singapore Airlines 2
Strategic Airlines 2
Sun Air 3
Swiss International Airlines 1
TAP Portugal 1
Thomas Cook 1
Tor Air 2
Transun Travel 1
Tunis Air 2
Turkish Airlines 1
Turkish Airlines 1
US Airways 2
Viking Hellas 2
Virgin Atlantic Airways 2
Seating and viewing area Terminal 1 Mezzine level
Terminals 1, 2 and 3. After Security Control
- Cafes and Fast food outlets
- Shops includig chemist, electricals, books and newsagents
- Tax and Duty Free
- Information or service Desk
- Childrens Playcare Centre Terminal 1 only
- Amusements Terminal 1only
- Executive lounges Terminal 1only
Manchester Airport is located 10 miles south of Manchester City centre.and just south of the M56 motorway.
Manchester Airport has excellent transport links.
- Located next to the M56 Motorway for fast travel by road.
- Railway station located at the airport
- Bus / Coach station located at the airport
Manchester Airport Raiway station is located at the Airport
There are full train services through the day and direct trains run from Sheffield, Blackpool, Bolton, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Preston and York through the night.
Non direct trains change at Manchester Piccadilly, Prestonand other stations
From Leeds there is approximately an hourly service during the day and evening and 2 hourly all through the night.
A cafe, open 6am 10pm, is situated between the 2 of the 3 rail platforms.
At night and if you know your train time and have a while to wait I recommend that you use the facilities of the airport for a coffee etc.
Check train times or book your rail ticket
The nearest railway station is at Manchester International Airport and part of the Rail, Bus and Coach interchange situated adjacent to the airport and connect between the 2 is by escalator, lift or stairs and skylinks (overhead walkways ).
The interchange is on 3 levels
Skylink Walkway and moving pavement
Skylink Walkway and moving pavement
The walkways are built on stilts and are glass sided corridors. There is a fair distance between the Rail / Bus interchange and the terminals.
Running down the centre of the skylink walkways are 2 wide moving pavements, one in each direction. So the distance is not a problem although several minutes should be allowed for travelling along the skylink. The moving walkways are turned off during the night & early morning.
At the Rail / Bus interchange you have a choice of 2 skylinks
- One going to Terminals 1 and 3 . Terminal 3 users have to walk at ground level from Terminal 1, just follow the signs
- The other going to Terminal 2
You should find out which terminal 1, 2, or 3 you require from your airline before arriving, so that you can use the correct skylink walkway. see Terminal guide
|Top level||Skylink walkways to the airport terminals||Lift, stairs or escolator|
|Ground level||Rail Booking Office & Bus Station||Change lift |
on this level
|Lift, stairs or escolator|
|Lower level||Train Platforms, waiting room & cafe in a cutting|
Vertically the Skylink is slightly off set from the rail platforms, and therefore no direct lift, escolator or stairs.
You have to transfer at the Rail Booking Office level to a seperate lift.
The two sets of lifts, escolators or stairs are only several metres apart.
Use the lifts if you are using an airport luggage trolly
There is a central bus / coach station located at the airport next to the railway station with both local and reginal buses and national coaches
The bus / coach & train stations are connected to the Terminals via overhead walkways. See Skylink for more details
National Buses to/from the Airport
National Express run coaches to Manchester Airport direct from many destinations throughout the UK. For those on a bugget coach travel is cheaper that train travel
National Buses to/from Manchester Coach Station - Chorlton Street
Regular buses run beween Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station & Manchester Airport.
National Express also run coaches to Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station direct from many destinations throughout the UK.
Megabus also run coaches to Manchester Shudehill Interchange direct from many destinations throughout the UK.
Car hire from UK and International car hire firms. Vist our car hire page
There are Taxi ranks at all 3 terminal forecourts
Pre book your secure airport parking requirements
- Pubs, cafes.
- Travel Agent
- Children's play area: International departure lounge.
- Business facilities
- Executive lounge: Domestic departures.
- British Midland Diamond club lounge: Domestic departures.
- Bureau de Change: Arrivals and Departures
- Mother and baby room
The Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport from the Skylink Walkway between The Bus & Train Station & Terminal 2
Information about Manchester International airport hotels and local city centre hotels
Manchester Central Hotels
Manchester Airport is approx 11 miles from the city centre. Manchester City Centre hotels
Climate Current Weather at Manchester Airport
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