Manchester airport is a large international airport, located south-west of Manchester city centre. It is the third busiest airport in the UK and the busiest outside of London.
There are three terminals at Manchester airport. Terminal 1 is the largest terminal at the airport and is used as a base for EasyJet, Jet2 and Thomas Cook. Terminal 2 is used by a variety of airlines, operating flights to European and worldwide destinations. Terminal 3 is primarily used by British Airways and their partner airline, Oneworld Alliance.
Driving to Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is 9 miles south of Manchester city centre. It is located next to the M56 and has easy links to the M6, M60 and M62.
The postcode for the airport is M90 1QX.
Please ensure you check which terminal you are flying from before you drive to the airport, so you can follow the appropriate signage once on site.
On your return, if driving to Manchester city centre you can expect it to take around 30 minutes outside of rush hour. To save yourself more time pre-book parking in Manchester to ensure you don't need to circle the streets looking for a space.
Parking at Manchester Airport
Manchester airport offers a range of parking options, within walking distance or a 5-10 minute bus transfer from the terminal:
Meet & Greet Parking
Transfer time: 1-2 minute walk
This option is ideal if you're travelling with children or have lots of luggage and are looking to park close to the airport.
T1/T3 Mid Stay parking
Transfer time: 3-minute walk to T3, and about a 10-minute walk to T1
These parks are close to T1 and T3 and are a good option for short trips such as weekend breaks and business trips.
Transfer time: 5-10 minute bus transfer
This option offers good value for those going away for a week or longer.
Transfer time: 1-8 minute walk
Convenient parking option, located next to the terminal buildings.
Drop off and pick up
There is a free drop off point on Thorley Lane, next to the JetParks 1 car park. From here, passengers will be able to take a free shuttle bus to their terminal.
If you want to drop passengers off directly outside their terminal, there will be a charge of £3 for five minutes and £4 for 10 minutes.
If you’re picking someone up, you will need to park at the Arrivals car park (for Terminal 1 and Terminal 3) or in the Multi-Storey car park (all terminals).