Trains to Manchester Airport
Travelling by train to Manchester Airport is fast and convenient as the airport has its own train station. Manchester Airport station is in the centre of the airport, between terminals 1 & 2. Skylink walkways connect the station with the 3 terminals. Train companies serving Manchester Airport include TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. There are frequent trains to Manchester Airport from Manchester Piccadilly train station in Manchester city centre. The journey takes just 20 minutes. Frequent trains also run from Preston. Manchester Airport has good rail links with Liverpool, Chester, and York and over 100 destinations throughout the UK, including Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds, Blackpool, Huddersfield and Bolton. There are direct trains to Manchester Airport from Birmingham and London. Trains from London to Manchester Airport take about 3 hours. Manchester Piccadilly has excellent mainline train links nationwide.
Buses to Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport buses and coaches stop at Terminal 1 Bus Station and Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall. Passengers for Terminal 3 should use the Terminal 1 Bus Station. National Express coaches to Manchester Airport arrive from over 50 towns and cities in the UK. There are especially good bus and coach connections to the North and North West. There are frequent local buses to Manchester city centre and the surrounding area. Buses from Manchester Airport to Manchester city centre take about 30 minutes.
Driving to Manchester Airport
Driving to Manchester Airport is straightforward, with easy access from the M56 motorway. Manchester Airport is just 20 minutes drive from Manchester city centre. If you are using a satellite navigation system for directions to Manchester Airport, the postcode is M90 1QX. If you are driving friends or relatives to Manchester Airport, use the drop-off areas outside the terminals. If you are picking up, you must park in the short stay car parks. See the relevant Directline page for details of parking at Manchester Airport. Manchester Airport taxis can be booked in advance. Detailed Manchester Airport information regarding road works and traffic conditions is available from the AA. Passengers travelling on Manchester flights with early and late departures will find Manchester Airport hotels convenient for an overnight stay.