Manchester airport is the third busiest airport in the UK as of 2014 and it serves 225 destinations all over the globe, a count exceeding any airport in the UK. The airport has three terminals and operates two runways. It is located around 14km from the Manchester City Centre.
Manchester airport offers both short and long stay parking. Short stay parking is suitable if you’re going to leave it parked for about 5hrs and there are walkways connecting the car park to the airport. Long stay parking is for longer periods and you can get discounted prices once you make your booking online.
There’s a wide selection of bars and restaurants at Manchester Airport and you can get some restaurants that offer a thrilling selection of foods from all around the world. All terminals are packed with shopping structures from book stores to the retail stores enabling you to have a wonderful shopping experience.
Access to Manchester
There’s a Manchester Airport railway station and it’s located between terminal 1 and 2. Northern Rail and TransPennine Express are the main operators of these trains and they give services that run 24/7. The railway connects the airport to Manchester Piccadilly and a train leaves the station every 10min taking about 20min before reaching the City Centre.
The trains also have space to accommodate bikes free of charge.
The airport is also served by coaches that frequently arrive and depart from the airport. The National Express couches can get you from the airport to 98% of the UK and they operate all through the day and night.
They can even get to London and it takes 4hrs 15min to get to London City.
There are also various buses that operate in the airport taking passengers from the airport to different city centres. Buses 43 and 44 can take you to Manchester City Centre though bus 43 has various stops along the way including Fallowfield, Wythenshawe and Rusholme. The journey takes around 65min.
Taxi and transfers
There is a large availability of cabs lined up at the airport to take you to your destination. Pick a black cab and ensure you ascertain the driver is authorised and licensed to drive. Using reputable companies like AirportsFirst Ltd ensure you get the best services and avoid nasty experiences. The prices will be metered and displayed inside the taxi.