Manchester Airport

Travel Guide Europe United Kingdom England North West England Manchester Manchester Airport



Manchester Airport (MAN), located about 14 kilometres from the centre of Manchester, is well served, including many intercontinental routes.



Getting there and away

  • Rail: Manchester Airport railway station is located between Terminals 1 and 2. It is linked to the terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. Trains are operated either by Northern Rail or TransPennine Express and connect the airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station and other railway stations mainly throughout northern England, although some trains even go to Edinburgh in Scotland.
  • Bus: Buses serve many locations throughout Greater Manchester, including the 24-hour bus service Skyline which runs every 10 minutes or so (every 30 minutes at night) to Manchester city centre. There is also Skyline operating every hour to Altrincham via Wythenshawe and Sale. National Express has buses to places further away, even to Dublin.
  • Car: The airport is a 20-minute drive from Manchester city centre and is reached by the M56 motorway, with a dedicated approach road from the motorway at junction 5. There are many parking places at the airport, and rental cars and taxis are all widely available.



Getting around

Terminals 1 and 2 are linked by the skylink, with travelators to help passengers with the 10-15-minute walk. The skylink also connects the terminals to the airport railway station complex and the Radisson BLU Hotel. Terminals 1 and 3 are connected by a short external uncovered pedestrian route although a replacement covered walkway is now under construction. Alternatively, a free bus service exists, which will stop operations once the covered walkway is there.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are 3 terminals at Manchester Airport. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the details about travelling with budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • Aer Arann - Galway, Kerry, Waterford
  • Aer Lingus - Cork, Dublin
  • Aer Lingus Regional operated by Aer Arann - Cork, Shannon
  • Air Berlin - Paderborn/Lippstadt
  • Air Transat - Toronto-Pearson
  • Atlasjet - Antalya, Ercan
  • Aurigny Air Services - Guernsey
  • BH Air - Burgas, Plovdiv, Varna
  • City Airline - Gothenburg-Landvetter
  • Cyprus Airways - Larnaca, Paphos
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • Eurocypria Airlines - Larnaca, Paphos
  • Finnair - Helsinki
  • Germanwings - Cologne/Bonn
  • Icelandair - Reykjavík-Keflavík
  • - Alicante, Bodrum, Budapest, Chambéry, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Funchal, Geneva, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Kos, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Monastir, Murcia, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Prague, Olbia, Reus, Rhodes, Rome-Fiumicino, Rovaniemi, Salzburg,Sharm el-Sheikh, Split, Tenerife-South, Tel Aviv, Venice-Marco Polo
  • Libyan Airlines - Tripoli
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings - Düsseldorf
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine - Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
  • Monarch Airlines Scheduled - Alicante, Almería, Antalya, Barcelona, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Minorca, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South; Chartered - Burgas, Cancún, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Goa, Grenoble, Kefalonia, Kos, Luxor, Mombasa, Mytilene, Orlando-Sanford, Paphos, Preveza, Rhodes, Salzburg, Sharm el Sheikh, Skiathos, Sofia, Tenerife-South, Zakynthos
  • Pegasus Airlines - Antalya, Dalaman, Ercan
  • Ryanair - Dublin
  • SATA International - Ponta Delgada
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Swiftair - Malaga
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • Swiss operated by Swiss European Air Lines - Basel/Mulhouse
  • Thomas Cook Airlines - Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Antalya, Barbados, Banjul, Bodrum, Burgas, Calgary, Cancún, Cayo Coco, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Funchal, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Holguin, Hurghada, Ibiza, Izmir, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Vegas, Luxor, Málaga, Malta, Marsa Alam, Minorca, Monastir, Montego Bay, Naples, Orlando-Sanford, Ostersund, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Reus, Rhodes, Rimini, Rovaniemi, Santa Clara, Santorini, Sharm el-Sheikh, Skiathos, Sofia, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Toronto-Pearson, Turin, Vancouver, Varadero, Zakynthos
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk

Terminal 2

  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air France operated by CityJet - Antwerp
  • Air France operated by Régional - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air Malta - Malta
  • Airblue - Islamabad, Trabzon
  • Astraeus - Agadir, Alexandria, Banjul, Calvi, Chambéry, Kefalonia, Lourdes, Olbia, Paphos, Reus, Sal, Salzburg, Taba, Tenerife
  • Belavia - Minsk
  • Continental Airlines - Newark
  • Czech Airlines - Prague
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, New York-JFK
  • Freebird Airlines - Antalya, Dalaman
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper - Amsterdam
  • Onur Air - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman
  • Pakistan International Airlines - Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore
  • Qatar Airways - Doha
  • Saga Airlines - Bodrum, Dalaman
  • Singapore Airlines - Munich, Singapore
  • Thomson Airways - Agadir, Alicante, Antalya, Aruba, Boa Vista, Bodrum, Burgas, Cancún, Catania, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Girona, Heraklion, Holguin, Hurghada, Ibiza, Izmir, Kalamata, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luxor, Málaga, Malé, Malta, Marrakech, Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Minorca, Mombasa, Monastir, Montego Bay, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naples, Orlando-Sanford, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Pisa, Preveza, Puerto Plata, Pula, Punta Cana, Reus, Rhodes, Sal, Samos, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santorini, Sharm el-Sheikh, Skiathos, Taba, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Varadero, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona, Zakynthos
  • Turkuaz Airlines - Dalaman, Bodrum
  • US Airways - Philadelphia
  • Viking Airlines - Arrecife, Bodrum, Chania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kos, Las Palmas de Gran canaria, Mykonos, Paphos, Rhodes, Sharm el-Sheikh, Skiathos, Tenerife-South, Zakynthos
  • Viking Hellas - Athens
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - Barbados, Las Vegas, Orlando

Terminal 3

  • Adria Airways - Ljubljana
  • Air Southwest - Bristol, Newquay, Plymouth
  • American Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, New York-JFK
  • BMI - London-Heathrow, Lyon
  • BMI Regional - Aberdeen, Edinburgh
  • Bmibaby - Belfast-International, Bordeaux, Geneva, Jersey, Knock, Lisbon, Lourdes, Newquay, Palma de Mallorca, Perpignan, Prague, Toulouse
  • British Airways - London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow
  • British Airways operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia - Billund
  • Brussels Airlines - Brussels
  • EasyJet - Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Bastia, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dalaman, Geneva, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hamburg, Heraklion, Helsinki, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Menorca, Munich, Paphos, Sharm el-Sheikh, Sofia, Tenerife-South, Zürich
  • Flybe - Avignon, Belfast-City, Bern, Bérgérac, Bournemouth, Brest, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Guernsey, Hanover, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manston, La Rochelle, Limoges, Milan-Malpensa, Norwich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rennes, Southampton



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