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Manchester Airport

Manchester, GB

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Professional airport transfers

Blacklane - Available at Manchester Airport

Book a ride with our professional drivers and skip the stress of public transit. All airport pickups include 60 minutes of complimentary wait time, and your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall to greet you, even if your flight is delayed. Our all-inclusive rates are confirmed prior to booking, with no hidden surprises. Miles & More members earn 1 mile for every euro spent with Blacklane.

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Getting into Manchester

Train is quickest

The airport has a direct rail connection, and this is the most convenient and affordable way to get into the city.

Train

You can take a Northern Rail/FirstTransPennine Express train directly from the airport to Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly in 17-25 minutes. Monday to Saturday, there are six trains per hour and on Sundays there are four per hour. You can also go to Crewe, Wigan, Southport, Birmingham, York, Newcastle, Leeds and even Edinburgh and Glasgow from the airport.

Cost: GBP 4.20 one-way off-peak, GBP 4.90 peak (online), the cost is more when you buy at the station
Buying tickets: Online (www.thetrainline.com) and at the station
Location: The Station, betweeen Terminals 1 and 2, accessible via the Skylink walkway

Bus

The bus is a cheaper but longer option. National Express coaches take you to Manchester Coach Station in 30-40 minutes. The local bus, number 43, also takes you into Manchester, 24 hours a day, but isn't a lot cheaper, and is even slower - around 65 minutes.

Cost: From GBP 4.30 one-way
Buying tickets: Online (www.nationalexpress.com) or on the bus
Location: The Station, between Terminals 1 and 2, accessible via the Skylink walkway

Taxi

A taxi to Piccadilly takes 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic. If you take a black cab outside the terminals, fares are metered and the driver should tell you a rough price (negotiable) before you leave the airport. You can also pre-book a taxi with the airport's private transfer company, Arrow Cars: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/to-and-from-the-airport/taxi-and-transfer. Be aware that prices may differ from the black cabs.

Cost: GBP 20-30
Location: Black cabs leave from ranks outside each terminal

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Save 20% at Frankie & Benny's

Terminal 2, after security

Located after security in Terminal 2. Everyone knows and loves Frankie’s, the family-friendly, American-Italian restaurant chain.

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Save 20% at Giraffe

Terminal 1, after security, upper level

Giraffe, located in the upper level after security in Terminal 1, offers world food, a relaxed environment and spirited music. Visit for fun and a lively experience perfect for all the family.

Save 20% on your total bill with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

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Save 20% at Joe's Kitchen

Solid comfort food

Joes Kitchen, located in arrivals is a great place to relax. Expect your favourite cooked breakfasts and much more, with tasty sandwiches and healthier choices all day at Joes Kitchen. 

Save 20% on your total bill with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

Car rental agencies are available at the Car Rental Village. Free shuttle bus departures every 10 minutes. The following car hire agencies are available: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise and National.

You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.

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Save 20% at Pork n Pickle

Terminal 3, after security

Pork n Pickle has award-winning pork sausages and traditional British deli offers. Supplied by the famous local bakery Dickinson & Morris, who also brings delicious cakes and treats to the table. 

Location: Terminal 3, after security

Hours: All day 

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Save £10 at Café Balzar

When you spend £30 on food

Café Balzar, located after security provides a modern, artisan café bar with a French inspired all day dining and cocktail menu. Range of draught beers and barista coffees

Save £10 when you spend over £30 on food with FLIO, available all day.

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Save £10 at Bar MCR

When you spend £30 on food

Bar MCR, located after security provides a stylish bar specialising in cocktails with a large range of draught beers and world wines. Tapas style dishes as well as burgers, salads and house favourites.

Save £10 when you spend over £30 on food with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer.

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Save £5 at Café Balzar

When you spend £20 on food

Café Balzar, located after security provides a modern, artisan café bar with a French inspired all day dining and cocktail menu. Range of draught beers and barista coffees

Save £5 when you spend over £20 on food with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Save £5 at Bar MCR

When you spend £20 on food

Bar MCR, located after security provides a stylish bar specialising in cocktails with a large range of draught beers and world wines. Tapas style dishes as well as burgers, salads and house favourites.

Save £5 when you spend over £20 on food with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Day trip

Visit Manchester United

Old Trafford stadium is seven miles from Manchester Airport. Take a guided tour of Manchester United's home ground and immerse yourself in the history of this iconic football club. Tours last 80 minutes and run seven days a week, from 09:40 to 16:30. The schedule will be interrupted on match days.

A taxi to Old Tafford costs around GBP 20 and there is also a minibus service from the airport. 

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Airport museum

Explore the Visitor Park

Located right next to the airport, the Runway Visitor Park offers entertainment for all ages. Take a front row seat to watch planes taking off, or enjoy a guided tour of British Airway's flagship Concorde. The museum also has a souveneir shop and a restaurant with impressive views. 

Entry to the Runway Visitor Park is free. Parking costs GBP 3 per hour up to a maximum of GBP 12.

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Lounges

Airside

Terminal 1

  • The Emirates Lounge, airside, departure area. 
  • Eithad Airways Pearl Business Class Lounge, airside, executive lounge level.
  • Eithad Airways Diamond First Class Lounge, airside, executive lounge level.
  • Aspire Lounge, airside, go through security and Duty Free, turn left between 'Next' and 'Dixons' and take the stairs/lift to the entrance on level 1. 
  • Escape Lounge, airside, go through Duty Free area, pasts 'Dixons' and take the stairs to the executive lounge level.

Terminal 2

  • Virgin Holidays V-Room, airside, go through Duty Free area, next to gate 208 take the stairs up.
  • Escape Lounge, airside, go through Duty Free area, next to gate 208 take the stairs up.
  • Servisair Lounge, airside, go through Duty Free area, turn left into main departure hall, take the stairs to the first floor.

Terminal 3

  • British Airways Terraces Lounge, airside, the lounge is located before the main Duty Free Shops.
  • Escape Lounge, airside, the lounge is located before the main Duty Free Shops.
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Getting around the airport

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Manchester Airport lies 14km south-west of the city centre, and is the largest airport in the UK outside the London area. 

It has three terminals:

  • Terminal 1: The largest terminal, and a base for easyJet, Jet2 and Thomas Cook. It has two piers, with 29 gates.
  • Terminal 2: A base for Monarch, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It has 20 gates.
  • Terminal 3: Mainly handles domestic flights and is primarily used by low-cost carriers like Flybe and Ryanair, as well as British Airways (BA). A regular BA shuttle bus runs from here to its London base in Heathrow's Terminal 5.

There's a transport hub called 'The Station' between Terminals 1 and 2 for easy transport into Manchester.

Travelling between terminals

The Skylink moving walkway connects Terminals 1 and 2. Walking time is around 15 minutes. Terminals 1 and 3 are connected by an external walkway, which takes around five minutes.

Connecting to another flight

If you've booked two separate flights with different airlines (i.e. there is no transfer agreement and you don't have an onward boarding card), you'll need to reclaim your baggage and check-in again, possibly in a different terminal.

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Showers

Head to Raddisson Blu

Only five minutes walk from the airport, the Raddisson Blu hotel offers shower and leisure facilities for short-term visitors. Access to shower and changeroom costs GBP 6.50 per person. An extra GBP 5.50 gets you entry into the health and fitness club, which includes spa and beauty treatments.

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Enjoy a pint at the pub

Located near Terminal 3

Near Terminal 3 you'll find Britain's only public house that's situated right next to an airport runway. The pub serves a a wide selection of beers, spirits and food, and gives you a chance to get up close and personal with the airplanes. Activities for children both younger and older are available. Car parking costs GBP 3 for two hours and GBP 1 for every following hour.

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Kids Eat Free at Giraffe

A collection of world foods

Giraffe, located after security offers world food, a relaxed environment and spirited music. Visit for fun and a lively experience perfect for all the family.

Kids eat free when an adult main meal is purchased from the main menu, only with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Kids Eat Free at Joes Kitchen

Solid comfort food

Joes Kitchen, located in arrivals is a great place to relax. Expect your favourite cooked breakfasts and much more, with tasty sandwiches and healthier choices all day at Joes Kitchen. 

Kids eat free when an adult main meal is purchased from the main menu, only with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer. 

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Baby change rooms

Find the best facilities

Terminal 1 You'll find baby change facilities next to selected Ladies and Gents toilets. They can be used by either parent. The best facility is on level 5. It has attractive decor, a children's high chair, a bottle warmer, a soft padded changing mat and a specially designed chair for nursing mothers.

Terminal 2 You'll find baby change facilities next to selected Ladies and Gents toilets. They can be used by either parent.

Terminal 3 You'll find baby change facilities next to selected Ladies toilets.

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Kids Eat Free at Frankie & Benny's

Authentic New York Italian restaurant

Located after security in Terminal 2. Everyone knows and loves Frankie’s, the family-friendly, American-Italian restaurant chain.

Kids eat free when an adult main meal is purchased from the main menu, only with FLIO, available all day.

Simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering to redeem your offer

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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Children's Play Area

Children and toddler section

The Terminal 2 play area has a dedicated toddler section suitable for under 3s, plus a zone for slightly older children. 

Terminal 2, Departures Lounge, airside, next to Gate 213

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Save 20% at The Lion & Antelope

Manchester’s finest real ales

The Lion & Antelope is a traditional English pub which is imbued with a spacious contemporary aesthetic and a perfect place to catch your breath with a pint and a bite. 

They serve traditional English breakfasts, including a vegetarian option until 11.30am. After that, you can devour typical pub grub. 

Hours: All day

Save 20% on your bill (excluding drinks) with FLIO, available all day

To claim your discount, simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering.

To unlock this benefit download FLIO App

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