Smoking areas at Manchester Airport Terminal 1, 2 & 3 – Manchester airport smoking

If you’re flying out of Manchester Airport and thinking about having a last-minute smoke or ‘vape’ before you hop onto your flight, then we’ve got where you can head before take-off.

Find out where you can smoke at Manchester Airport

Find out where you can smoke at Manchester Airport

You cannot smoke on any UK flight. UK airlines do not permit smoking on board, therefore the ‘no smoking’ signs will remain on throughout the flight – so make sure you head to a designated smoking area before or after security.


Manchester Terminal 1:

Can you smoke after security? There is an outdoor smoking area near the food court in Terminal 1 for any smokers looking for a pre-flight smoke.

What about e-cigarettes? You cannot use electronic cigarettes anywhere inside the terminal building.


Manchester Terminal 2:

Can you smoke after security? If you want to smoke after security in Terminal 2, there’s an outdoor smoking area located near Gate 300.

What about e-cigarettes? You cannot use electronic cigarettes anywhere inside the terminal building.


Manchester Terminal 3:

Can you smoke after security? There is no airside smoking area at Terminal 3, so smokers will have to use the designated area outside the terminal landside.

What about e-cigarettes? You cannot use electronic cigarettes anywhere inside the terminal building


E-cigarettes

With much of the UK replacing their tobacco products with e-cigarettes, ‘vapers’ will need to make sure they’re aware of the restrictions of flying with them.

You cannot use your e-cigarette on the plane – it’s very clear – but you must pack it in your hand luggage. You cannot pack your e-cigarette into your checked luggage due to the restrictions on lithium batteries – often used in e-cigarettes. You also cannot charge your e-cigarette on the plane and are not allowed to take more than two individually protected spare batteries.

For the full guide to taking e-cigarettes on a plane, follow this link. 

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7 comments for “Smoking areas at Manchester Airport Terminal 1, 2 & 3 – Manchester airport smoking

  1. Antony Henstock
    16/10/2018 at 12:36 am

    The smoking facilities are horrible T Manchester airport, and still nothing at terminal 3. Was at fuerterventura recently and smoking areas are excellent, clean and both with bars for alcohol, coffe and snacks. Why are we treated like second class citizens in this country. Come on Manchester airport, have some compassion and vision for the comfort of your customers.

  2. John Paul Foster
    18/08/2018 at 5:02 am

    T2 head for gates 212-216 and down the steps.

  3. Lesley
    20/05/2018 at 7:06 pm

    Is it far to walk to the designated outside smoking area from the escape lounge terminal 2

  4. Dave Wright
    06/05/2018 at 6:51 pm

    About time T3 got a smoking area.
    T1&T2 have got them????

    • Denise
      14/03/2019 at 10:14 am

      Yes I totally agree there should be a area in terminal 3 to smoke when 1 and 2 have them cmon Manchester airport make a area for us smokers please.

  5. christine bartlett
    12/04/2018 at 2:45 am

    every other terminal has a airside smoking area..its time terminal 3 had one last minute queues would be greatly reduced as everyone stands outside terminal until last minute .this is discrimination !!

  6. Alan Moore
    06/04/2018 at 12:11 pm

    Still no airside smoking area airside in Terminal 3? It is discrimination. The other terminals have them. Sort it out or lose passengers….

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