Manchester Airport Guide to Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located ten miles outside of the city centre and is the fourth largest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers. It is the largest UK airport outside of London, and each year over 20 million passengers pass through its doors.

It now boasts an impressive three terminals, all of which offer a range of facilities from executive lounges, conference centres, designer shopping and top restaurants.

If you’re travelling from within the UK, a number of airports are linked to Manchester. Domestic flights passengers all pass through Terminal 3, which was originally opened by British Airways in 1998.

There are excellent transport links from the airport to the city centre and beyond. Skylinks from within the terminal buildings transport passengers to Manchester Airport Railway Station, which has links to the city’s principal station, Piccadilly Station. From here, tourists can choose to walk into the city centre, take a taxi, or hop on the Greater Manchester tram link, known as the Metrolink.

Other options of getting to and from the airport include travelling by bus or coach – National Express pick up and drop off passengers at the airport doors – or you can hire a car and drive yourself into the city centre within 20 minutes.

A number of hotels are located at the airport, and there is also a huge variety of accommodation close by, many of which offer airport parking and transfers to and from the airport.