Here’s a handy overview of the Manchester Airport parking products on offer, from Self Park to Park & Ride and Meet & Greet. When booking through APH, enjoy peace of mind that we work only with reliable parking operators and secure car park facilities. Experience counts.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
APH Park and Ride
APH Car Park Manchester Airport MAN1

Off Airport

Transfer time 10 minutes
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Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 2 East
Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 2 East MANB

On Airport

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
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£107.80For 5 days
APH Park and Ride with EV charging
APH Park And Ride With EV Charging Manchester Green Logo

Off Airport

Transfer time 10 minutes
parkmark logo
Meet & Greet Terminal 3
Meet & Greet Terminal 3 Manchester Airport MANO

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
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Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 1
Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 1 Manchester Airport MANA

On Airport

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
parkmark logo
£105.60For 5 days
Meet & Greet Terminal 1
Meet & Greet Terminal 1 Manchester Airport MANQ

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
parkmark logo
Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 3
Manchester Airport Multi-Storey Terminal 3 MANC

On Airport

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
parkmark logo
£90.20For 5 days
Meet & Greet Terminal 2
Meet & Greet Terminal 2 Manchester Airport

Meet & Greet

Walking time 2 - 5 minutes
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Manchester Airport T2 Multi Storey West
Manchester Airport T2 Multi Storey West MAA7

On Airport

Walking time 8 - 10 minutes
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JetParks 1
JetParks 1 Manchester Airport MANM

Off Airport

Transfer time 5 minutes
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JetParks 3
JetParks 3 Manchester Airport JetParks 3 Manchester

Off Airport

Transfer time 7 - 9 minutes
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Manchester Airport Drop & Go
Manchester Airport Drop & Go Manchester Airport MAAD

On Airport

Transfer time 2 - 5 minutes
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Park Mark Safer Parking Award – Why It’s So Important

Always look out for a Park Mark Safer Parking Award when looking at Manchester Airport car parks. A Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK, the Park Mark Safer Parking Award is given only to car parks that meet certain security, maintenance, and management standards. All the Manchester airport car parks that you can book through APH have attained the award, including our own APH Car Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best parking at Manchester Airport?
If you are looking for the most economical option, then look at off-airport facilities, such as our own APH Car Park. It’s easy to find, highly reviewed, and just 10 minutes by shuttle bus to the terminals. If you want to drive straight to the terminal, then look at Meet & Greet services, which offer the ultimate in convenience.

What is the cheapest way to park at Manchester Airport?
You’ll find a variety of ways to park at Manchester Airport, either off-airport or on-airport, as well as Meet & Greet services. Off-airport is usually the best option for cheap Manchester Airport parking, for example, our APH Car Park or APH Self Park

How much does it cost to park your car at Manchester Airport?
Prices for Manchester Airport car parks fluctuate according to availability and the season of travel. Peak times, such as in summer, can be more expensive than other times of the year. We recommend you book early, as rates often increase as spaces fill up. Also look for off-airport car parks, which include free shuttle transfers to the terminal and are usually the most economical.

How much is the long stay car park at Manchester Airport?
Prices vary by season for long stay parking at Manchester Airport, with the summer months being peak travel time. As an approximation, you can expect to pay anywhere from £45 to £80 in the winter and £100 to £130 in the summer for a weeks parking.

Is it cheaper to book manchester airport parking online?
We recommend booking online in advance to secure the best rates and online discounts.
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What happens if I arrive earlier or later than planned?
The majority of car parks are equipped to handle early arrivals, and if you anticipate being delayed in collecting your car, we advise that you contact the car park as soon as possible. Please note that any fees for late returns are determined by the car park.

Can I book a hotel and parking package at Manchester Airport?
Certainly! To find great value Manchester Airport hotel and parking packages, navigate to the Manchester Hotel & Parking page, enter your dates, and browse our selection.

Can I amend my Manchester Airport parking booking?
If you need to modify the details of your booking, it may be possible to do so with APH. To request changes, please contact our customer services team.

Is disabled parking free at Manchester Airport?
Manchester Airport does not provide free Blue Badge parking. However, many car parks offer facilities to accommodate a diverse range of needs, so we recommend reviewing the car park's information prior to making a reservation. APH Manchester provides disabled facilities for Blue Badge holders.

Can you just turn up and park at Manchester Airport?
Yes, you can, but pre-booked parking is almost always cheaper. Spaces tend to fill up and, as supply diminishes, prices tend to increase. If convenience is a priority, then look at our Meet & Greet services, where they collect your car from you at the terminal and drive it to a secure parking compound, while you walk to the check-in desks. 


Manchester Airport Car Parks Reviews

With over four decades of experience, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with Manchester Airport parking that is easy to book, secure and good value, backed up by a friendly team of staff. 

"Amazing service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would 100% recommend. Prompt and efficient." Katie Hobday

"Have used APH at Manchester for numerous years and would recommend them to everyone. They give you peace of mind." Barrie Elliot

"We've used APH for years when we fly from Manchester Airport. Efficient and friendly service everytime. Hardly ever a waiting time to and fro. They have a great system that works really well for us any time of day or night." Lynn B

"This was the best Park and Ride airport service I have ever received! Both the out-going and return were marked with efficiency and grace. The staff were all very courteous and helpful and it was a pleasure to use APH. I will certainly do so in future." Janet Hutchinson

"Always have and always will use APH. Takes the worry out of parking and getting to and from the airport terminals. All the staff are absolutely brilliant. Thank you for everything." Roy Briggs

Here at APH, we are committed to providing safe, security-protected airport parking as well as friendly service and value for money.

We appreciate our customers have different priorities. Here are a few tips for those looking to save money where possible.

Book early to save on your Manchester Airport car parking    

Our first tip is to book in advance, where possible. Manchester Airport parking prices fluctuate with availability, just like most airfares. Booking early, therefore, is an easy way to make savings. Data research has revealed that if you make a Manchester Airport parking booking with APH six months prior to your flight departure, you could save up to 60%, compared with making a reservation just one week prior to departure.

The graph below gives you an indication of how much Manchester parking prices can shift over a period of six months. Prices are the average price per day.


When to book at Manchester Airport

Based on prices for stays between 1st August 2022 to 31st March 2023

Opt for Park & Ride

Our second tip is to look for off-airport parking. We offer a choice of great-value Park & Ride or Self Park options, all less than 10 minutes from the terminals. These are nearly always cheaper than the on-airport car parks but offer easy access and include complimentary bus transfers. Look for the APH Car Park, which is a Park & Ride, the APH Self Park, JetParks 1 or JetParks 3. For your peace of mind, all these car parks carry the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Our cheapest parking at Manchester Airport

Parking prices fluctuate but, generally, our off-airport parking facilities, such as the APH Car Park, APH Self Park, JetParks 1 or JetParks 3 are usually the most economical.

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There are different types of Manchester Airport parking, with something to suit everyone. From our own award-winning, off-airport APH Car Park to the official on-airport Long Stay and multi-storey car parks and Meet & Greet services, we have a variety of parking options covering all terminals. This handy table should help you decide which parking type best suits your requirements.

Manchester Airport parking types

On-airport parking: How it works

Outside each of the terminals is a Multi-Storey car park. A few minutes walk to the check-in desks by a covered walkway, the on-airport Multi-Storey car parks offer the closest parking option to the terminal building.

Manchester airport on-airport parking process

The Multi-Storey car parks at Manchester Airport are ideal for those who are away on a short trip.


Car Park Parking Type Price (per week)*
Manchester Multi Storey T1 On-airport £90.00*
Manchester Multi Storey T2- East  On-airport £95.00*
Manchester Multi Storey T2 - West On-airport £98.00*
Manchester Multi Storey T3 On-airport £82.00*

*prices correct at time of writing and subject to change

Off-airport parking: How it works

This is the parking type for those looking to save on cost, without compromising on location and security.

The process is easy. Follow the directions to the car park. Park your car and take the bus transfer to your terminal. Transfers operate regularly and drop you right outside the terminal doors. Off-airport car parking at Manchester Airport can be Park & Ride, where you leave your keys with the parking operator, or Self Park, where you keep your keys with you.

Off-airport parking process at Manchester Airport

Off-airport parking is best for those looking for an economical option. All the off-airport car parks we offer carry the Police-approved Park Mark Safer Parking Award, so you can be sure both you and your vehicle are safe and secure.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Type Price (per week)*
APH Manchester Car Park Off-Airport 10 minute bus £118.96*
APH Park & Ride with EV Charging Off-Airport 5-10 minute bus £158.95*

*prices based on 1 weeks parking in August 2023

Meet and greet parking: How it works

Meet & Greet parking is for those looking for the most convenient parking at Manchester Airport. Meet & Greet means you drive straight to the terminal, where you will be met by your Meet & Greet operator who will take your keys and park your car for you, while you simply take your bags, walk to the check-in desks. While you are away, your car will be parked in a secure parking facility and then brought back to the terminal for you to collect upon your return.

Meet and greet airport parking process

We offer Meet & Greet services at all three terminals. It is worth comparing the prices with the official on-airport car parks, as they are often similar, but the extra service and convenience of Meet & Greet is perfect for those travelling with children or lots of luggage, or for those short on time.

Car Park Parking Type Price (per week)*
Manchester Meet and Greet T1 Meet and Greet £100.00*

*prices based on 1 weeks parking in August 2023

Use the map to find directions to the different Manchester Airport parking locations.


Manchester Airport Guide

History of Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport celebrated its 80th birthday in 2018. The control tower and large hangar that was built at what was then Barton Aerodrome, in 1930, still stand today, in what is now City Airport. With Barton being considered unsuitable for larger aircraft, a new airport was built at Ringway, around nine miles to the south of the city, which opened in 1938.

During the Second World War, Ringway served as an aircraft manufacturing centre and training centre and facilities were enhanced with three new runways and ten new hangars.

By 1952, the airport at Ringway had begun operating 24 hours a day, handling 163,000 passengers a year, and 1953 saw the commencement of the first-ever scheduled service from Manchester to New York, operated by Sabena. In 1962, a new £2.7 million state-of-the-art terminal was opened – the first in Europe to incorporate the “pier” system, allowing passengers to remain under cover until ready to board their flight. In 1974, a new inter-continental pier featured even more innovations, such as air-conditioning, travellators and air bridges connecting passengers directly to the aircraft.

By 1978, Manchester had 15 scheduled airlines operating flights to 37 destinations across the UK, Europe and North America, and 5,000 staff members were employed at the airport by over 100 companies. Annual passenger numbers reached 15 million in 1995. A second runway was added in 2001 and, in 2017, the airport recorded its busiest day ever, with over 107,000 passengers passing through its three terminals.


Manchester has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are a two-minute walk from each other, whereas Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 takes between five and 15 minutes via moving walkways within the buildings.

Always check which terminal your flight departs from directly with your airline, before making any travel or airport parking arrangements

Airlines that fly from Terminal 1 include:

  • Air Lingus
  • Air Arabia Maroc
  • Air Transat
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Balkan Holidays
  • Belavia
  • easyJet
  • El Al
  • Emirates
  • Enter Air
  • Finnair
  • Gulf Air
  • Icelandair
  • Jet2
  • Lufthansa
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • SAS Scandinavia
  • Saudia
  • Swiss
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines

Airlines that fly from Terminal 2 include:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • air Baltic
  • Air France
  • Air Canada
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eurowings
  • Jet2
  • KLM
  • Norwegian
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • TUI
  • Virgin Atlantic

Airlines that fly from Terminal 3 include:

  • Aurigny
  • British Airways
  • Eastern Airways
  • Iberia Express
  • Loganair
  • Ryanair
  • Vueling


The entrance areas at all three terminals have information screens showing which check-in desk you need to go to for your flight. In Terminal 2, the check-in desks are on the upper level.

You must follow the instructions from your airline for check-in times for your particular flight but, as a rule, you should be checked in and ready to go through security at least two hours before your flight departs.

For international flights, check-in normally opens four hours prior to departure.

For European flights, check-in normally opens three hours prior to departure.

For domestic flights, check-in normally opens two hours prior to departure.

Self-service check-in

Located throughout the terminals, Manchester Airport’s lime green self-service check-in kiosks help you to avoid any queues at the check-in desks. Follow the instructions on the screen to print your boarding passes. Any checked-in baggage must be taken to the nearby bag drop-off point. If you have only hand luggage you can proceed directly to security control.

Online check-in

If you have checked in online before coming to the airport, you just need to drop your checked-in luggage at the bag drop-off, located in the check-in area, and proceed to security control. Skip the bag drop-off if you have only hand luggage.

Express check-in

Located within the departures area of all three terminals, the self-service Express check-in kiosks are quick and easy to use with touch screens:

1.    Enter your passport details, credit card or e-ticket number for identification.

2.    Follow the instructions on the screen to confirm your booking.

3.    Print and collect your boarding pass.

4.    If you have bags to drop off, follow the signs to one of the bag-drop desks.

5.    Proceed to security control.

Main travel connections

By road

Located around nine miles south of the city centre next to the M56 and with easy links to the M6, M60 and M62, Manchester is easily accessible from anywhere in the UK via the national motorway network. If you are driving your own car to the airport there are plenty of airport parking options to keep your car safe and secure while you are away.

Stockport to Manchester Airport is approximately 6 miles.

Macclesfield to Manchester Airport is approximately 12 miles.

Warrington to Manchester Airport is approximately 18 miles.

Chester to Manchester Airport is approximately 37 miles.

Liverpool to Manchester Airport is approximately 50 miles.

The postcode is M90 1QX.

Check which terminal you are flying from before you set off, so you can follow the correct signs on arrival at the airport.

By coach

National Express coaches offer day and night services to Manchester Airport from a variety of pick-up points.

Coaches arrive and depart from Manchester Airport Station, the integrated transport hub at the heart of the airport, with easy access to all three terminals via the Skylink-covered walkways.

There is also a free shuttle bus between the terminals and the station.

Plan to arrive at least three hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

By bus

There are numerous bus routes servicing Manchester Airport. Buses arrive and depart from Manchester Airport Station, which is open 24 hours and links buses, coaches and trains all in one building, with easy access on foot – between five and ten minutes – to all three terminals.

From/to the city centre, Stagecoach runs a 24-hour bus service, which you can book online.

By rail

Along with all buses and coaches, trains run to and from Manchester Airport Station, a transport hub interchange that serves all three airport terminals via moving walkways.

Trains to Manchester Piccadilly run every 10 minutes, seven days a week and the journey time is approximately 20 minutes. Manchester Piccadilly is one of the major railway stations on the UK national rail network, with long-distance inter-city services, cross-country and regional services, as well as commuter services.

Book train tickets online. Alternatively, there are ticket machines and an information desk at the airport train station.

National rail enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

Drop-off zones

Free drop-off

The free drop-off area at Manchester Airport is in JetParks 1.

Directions to JetParks 1 from the M56:

•       exit the M56 at Junction 5 onto the Airport Spur Road

•       keep left and take the first exit towards Terminal 2

•       at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Enterprise Way signposted JP1

•       turn left at the lights at Etrop onto Thorley Lane passing the Etrop Grange Hotel on your right; the entrance to JetParks 1 is first on the left

Postcode: M90 5AZ.

At the entry barrier, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) will record your number plate; there is no need to take a ticket. Passengers can then take the free shuttle bus to the airport terminal, which takes around 15 minutes. The shuttle buses run every 15 minutes, so make sure you factor in enough time to reach check-in and go through security. The driver then exits the car park where the ANPR will lift the barrier. Maximum stay without charge is one hour.

There is a help point in the free drop-off area for those requiring assistance or who have booked assistance in advance but don’t have a Blue Badge. They will be met at the terminal forecourt by an assistance provider.

Pay drop-off

You can also drop passengers off directly outside the terminal and railway station for a minimum charge of £5.00 for five minutes. A 10-minute stay costs £6.00. Payment is made at the exit barrier and an overstay charge of £25.00 will apply if you stay over 10 minutes.

Blue Badge holders are exempt from the charges but must show their Blue Badge when entering the drop-off zone.

Terminal 2 drop-off directions

Terminal 2 drop-off is on the upper forecourt, next to the main check-in hall.

•       exit the M56 at Junction 5 and keep left up the slip road, following the signs for Terminal 2

•       at the top of the slip road take the second exit at the first roundabout, signposted Terminal 2 

•       at the second roundabout (Flag Island), take the third exit, signposted T2 Drop Off 

•       follow the ramp up to the forecourt, which is located next to the main check-in hall

•       the dedicated drop-off point is in Zone 2

Terminal 3 drop-off directions

•       follow the signposts for Terminals 1 and 3; the Hilton and Clayton hotels will be on your left

•       at the roundabout, take the first exit

•       at the next (mini) roundabout, take the third exit and continue to a second mini roundabout

•       take the second exit; the drop-off zone is ahead, in front of the terminal

Pick up

To pick up passengers at Terminal 3, use the multi-storey car park, where the charge is £6.00 for 30 minutes.

•       exit the M56 at Junction 5 and follow the signs for Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, passing the Hilton and Clayton hotels on your left

•       at the roundabout, take the first exit

•       at the next roundabout, take the third exit towards Terminal 3

•       continue until you see the entrance to the T3 Multi-Storey car park on your right

•       once you enter the car park follow the signs on the ground floor for T3 Pick-Up Zone

To pick up passengers at Terminal 1, use the Short Stay/Pick Up car park, where the charge is £6.00 for 30 minutes.

•       exit the M56 at Junction 5 and follow the signs for Terminal 1

•       go straight ahead at the traffic lights, passing the Hilton Hotel on your left

•       at the roundabout turn right

•       go straight ahead, past T1 M&G and under the Skylink

•       at the roundabout turn left into T1 Short Stay/Pick Up car park

To pick up passengers at Terminal 2, use L0 of the West Multi-Storey car park.

Short Stay and Multi Storey car park charges

Terminal 1 Short Stay car park charges

·       up to 30 minutes £6.00

·       up to 1 hour £12.00

·       up to 2 hours £20.00

·       up to 4 hours £30.00

Terminal 2 West Multi-Storey car park charges

·       up to 30 minutes £6.00

·       up to 1 hour £12.00

·       up to 2 hours £20.00

·       up to 4 hours £30.00

Terminal 3 Multi Storey car park charges

·       up to 30 minutes £6.00

·       up to 1 hour £12.00

·       up to 2 hours £20.00

·       over the 2-hour maximum stay £50.00

Fast-track lanes

Beat the queues at security and passport control and get dedicated access to a fast-track lane, available in all terminals. Fast-track is a great option for business and leisure travellers. Priced from £5.00 per person, availability is limited so it is a good idea to book in advance.

Fast-track security

Available in all three terminals. You can book online up to 12 months in advance and up to one hour prior to departure, subject to availability. You must be over 18 years to make a booking and bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable

Opening times: 03:00 – 23:00

Fast-track passport control

Available to incoming international passengers in all three terminals (excludes arrivals from Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands). You can book online up to 12 months in advance and up to one hour prior to arrival, subject to availability. You must be over 18 years to make a booking, but you can purchase up to nine passes per booking, including passes for children and infants. Bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable and if you are delayed, the use of the fast-track passport control lane will be at the airport’s discretion and will depend on whether the total number of passengers for that hour has been exceeded.

Terminal 1 opening times: 07:00 – 04:30 (overnight)

Terminal 2 opening times 06:00 - 04:00 (overnight)

Terminal 3 opening times 07:00 - 01:00 (overnight)

Special assistance and disabled facilities

Assisted Travel

Bookings for Assisted Travel should be made with your airline at least 48 hours prior to travel. However, if you have not made a booking, you can still request assistance; just report to one of the Assistance reception points located in the check-in halls and staff will be on hand to help you. 

If you have booked assistance with your airline, when you arrive at the airport just go to the Assistance Reception Desk in the check-in hall. There are also assistance call points in airport car parks and public transport stops. Once registered at the Assistance Reception Desk, assistance for check-in and through security to boarding will be available to you, as required.

If you are arriving by train, coach or bus then you can read the Manchester Airport Station access guide here.

If you are renting a vehicle, you can read the Car Rental Village access guide here.

Mobility equipment

To ensure you will be able to take your mobility aid with you on your flight, you must pre-book with your airline, who will require the dimensions and weight of the equipment.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted in terminal buildings and on aircraft as long as they comply with the Pets Passport Scheme, and you have informed your airline or travel agent in advance so the necessary arrangements can be made. There is one assistance dog relief area before security, next to the Meet & Greet zone, and another after security but to use this one you need to contact the Passenger Services Team so they can escort you there.


The Aviation Security Officers at Manchester Airport have all received Disability Awareness training. Private search areas are available and walking aids can be provided to assist passengers through the Archway Metal Detector. Seating is also available nearby.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking bays are available in all Manchester Airport car parks. The bus service from/to the Long Stay and JetParks car parks is fully accessible and there are help button facilities at the entrance and exit barriers, as well as at pay stations.

Changing Places

There are Changing Places in each terminal at Manchester Airport, all located after security in the departures lounge.

The Changing Places are locked facilities and provide more space than a normally accessible toilet as well as the following equipment:

·       overhead full-room coverage hoist system (sling not provided)

·       mobile hydraulic height adjustable changing bench

·       wide tear-off paper dispenser

·       privacy screen

·       peninsular conventional close-coupled WC with grab rails and support arms

·       electrical height adjustable sink

Note the Changing Places facilities are unmanned and there are weight limits for the equipment. There is a courtesy phone located outside each facility.

Eagle hoists

Manchester Airport has a Haycomp Eagle 2 Hoist, which must be pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance. Booking requests should be sent to with the following information:

·      customer name and contact details

·      date of travel, flight number and departure time

·      height and approximate weight of the passenger

·      if you have used the service before

Hidden disabilities

Sunflower lanyards are available at the Assistance Reception desks located within the check-in halls of each terminal.

There is also a Sunflower Room located in Terminal 1, which offers passengers respite from the noise, bright lights and crowds. Designed to be a quiet, relaxing space, passengers can access this room by booking Assisted Travel.

Family facilities

Baby changing

There are baby-changing facilities in all three terminals at Manchester Airport, which include chairs for comfortable breastfeeding. The airport promotes breastfeeding across the site and does not restrict where it can take place. Food-warming facilities are available within the restaurants.

Baby milk pre-order service

You can pre-order ready-to-drink infant milk before you travel and collect it from Boots after you have passed through security. Baby milk can also be purchased at WHSmith in Terminal 2.


If you are travelling with a pushchair, you can take it right up to the gate, just before you board your flight. It will be returned to you upon arrival at your destination. 

Play areas

Manchester Airport has a soft play area in the departures lounge of Terminal 2, beside Caffe Nero. This includes a dedicated toddler section for under three, along with an adventure play area for children aged three to eight.

Business facilities

Executive lounges

Lounge benefits include comfortable seating, quiet surroundings, complimentary food and beverages, newspapers and magazines.

Escape Lounges

Available in all three terminals, the Escape Lounges offers complimentary food and beverages, including a complimentary bar serving wines, spirits and beers; free WiFi; workspaces; device charging points and TVs.

Escape Lounge Terminal 1

After security, follow the signs for Premium Lounges along the walkway just before Dixons. Take the stairs or lift to the Executive Lounge level, where you'll find the Escape lounge.

Opening times: 04:00 – 18:00

Price from £30.99 per person

Escape Lounge Terminal 2

In the departures, lounge turn left and pass Spinning Jenny to the stairs opposite Gate 209. The stairs to the Escape Lounge are immediately opposite gate 208. Lift access is also available opposite gate 209.

Opening times: 04:00 – 16:30

Price from £29.99 per person

Escape Lounge Terminal 3

After security, turn right towards the shops. Turn left passed Dixons and take the lift or stairs on the left-hand side to level 3. The lounge is next to the BA Executive Lounge.

Opening times: 04:00 – 17:30

Price from £32.99 per person

Aspire Lounge Terminal 1

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic runway views. Enjoy work booths, charging points, smart TVs, WiFi and complimentary food and beverages. After security, follow the signs for executive lounges. Turn left after Dixons and take the lift or stairs up to the next floor.

Opening times: 04:00 – 17:00

Price from £28.99 per person

The 1903 Lounge Terminal 2

A space to indulge before your flight. Enjoy premium food and beverages including freshly prepared dishes from a carefully designed menu and complimentary handpicked wines, Champagne and craft beers, as well as unrivalled runway views and plush seating.

Opening times: 04:00 – 20:15

Price from £45.00 per person 

Meeting rooms

The Concorde Conference Centre offers 1600 square metres of event, conference or meeting space.

Tel: 0121 222 1033

Radisson Blu Hotel

State-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities connected by Skylink walkway to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Tel: 0161 490 5000

Hilton Hotel

The Hilton has 11 meeting and conference rooms and a free shuttle service. Located 20 minutes from the city centre.

Tel: 0161 435 3000


There are four multi-faith prayer rooms at Manchester Airport, all open 24 hours. Sacred texts and faith books are provided by the airport’s Chaplaincy and prayer mats are available for Muslims. Daily Christian Prayers are held in the Terminal 1 Prayer Room Monday to Friday at 08:30. Islamic Jummah Prayers are held in the Terminal 3 Prayer Room on Fridays at 13:00 GMT / 13:30 BST.

Terminal 1 Prayer Room

Next to the main Chaplaincy office, at the ground level check-in area, and after security at Gate 20.

Terminal 2 Prayer Room (Departures)

Next to the Apiary.

Terminal 2 Prayer Room (Arrivals)

Ground level on the main arrivals concourse, near to the Chaplaincy’s Terminal 2 office.

Terminal 3 Prayer Room (Departures)

On the first floor above Spar, to the right-hand side of the building – below the departures levels and above the arrivals level.

Wudu/wash facilities

Special washing facilities are available before and after security in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

Food and drink

There are plenty of refreshment opportunities at Manchester Airport, from coffee kiosks to chic restaurants, and fast-food outlets to cocktail cafes. For the best gluten-free options, check out this blog post.

Terminal 1

  • Bar MCR - Opening times: 03:30 – 20:00
  • Burger King - Opening times: 04:00 – 20:00
  • Cafe Balzar - Opening times: 05:00 – 13:00
  • Giraffe - Opening times: 04:00 – variable
  • Greggs (before security) - Opening times: 05:30 – 22:00
  • PizzaLuxe - Opening times: 11:00 – 18:00
  • Pret a Manger - Opening times: 04:00 – 20:00
  • Pret a Manger (before security) - Opening times: 06:00 – 19:00
  • Starbucks - Opening times: 04:00 – 20:00
  • The Grain Loft - Opening times: 03:30 – last flight
  • Upper Crust - Opening times: 04:00 – 20:00

Terminal 2

  • Amber Alehouse - Opening times: 04:00 – 19:00
  • Apiary - Opening times: 04:00 – 19:00
  • Archie’s - Opening times: variable
  • Barburrito - Opening times: 04:00 – 18:00
  • The Bridgewater Exchange - Opening times: 03:00 – variable
  • Costa - Opening times: 03:30 – 14:00
  • KFC - Opening times: 12:00 – variable
  • Pot Kettle Black - Opening times: 04:00 – 19:00
  • Pret a Manger - Opening times: 04:00 – 17:00
  • San Carlo - Opening times: 04:00 – 19:00
  • Starbucks (before security) - Opening times: 04:00 – 17:00
  • Wagamama - Opening times: 08:00 – 20:00

Terminal 3

  • Caffe Nero (landside) - Opening times: 04:00 – 18:00
  • Costa - Opening times: Saturday to Thursday 03:30 – 18:00 - Opening times: Friday 03:30 – 20:00
  • Hangar - Opening times: 04:00 – 14:00
  • Kiosco - Opening times: variable
  • KFC - Opening times: 12:00 – variable
  • Pork & Pickle - Opening times: variable
  • The Lion & Antelope - Opening times: 03:30 – last flight
  • The Nook - Opening times: 04:00 – 21:00

Smoking areas 

All three terminals at Manchester Airport have designated zones for smoking outside the terminal buildings, either before check-in or after arrivals.

Terminal 1 smoking zone

Once you have passed through security, there is an outdoor smoking area near to the food court.

Terminal 2 smoking zone

Once you have passed through security, there is a smoking area on the upper level of the departures lounge, which can be accessed via the lifts or escalators opposite World Duty-Free.

Terminal 3 smoking zone

There is no smoking zone in Terminal 3 once you have passed through security.

Click here to find out where can you smoke cigarettes and ‘vape’ e-cigarettes at all major UK airports

Water fountains

There are free water fountains in all three terminals at Manchester Airport, after you have passed through security.

Terminal 1 water fountain

If you have passed through Security Area A, there is a water fountain on the left-hand side of the corridor. If you have passed through Security Area B, you will see the water fountain as you enter the corridor leading to the first concourse.

Terminal 2 water fountain

There is a water fountain just as you leave the security area, in the corridor leading to the departure hall.

Terminal 3 water fountain

After security, there is a water fountain in the walkway between the Trattoria restaurant and the Lion & Antelope pub.

Here’s the information you need to stay hydrated for free at some top UK airports.

Duty-free shopping

Manchester Airport has World Duty Free and Biza Duty Free stores in all three terminals. World Duty-Free offer a reserve and collect service, which means you can shop in advance at home, reserve your items, and collect them at the airport.

Note that duty-free shopping is available only for departing and arriving passengers. 

Biza Duty-Free Terminal 1

Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Tel: 0161 489 2289

Biza Duty-Free Terminal 2

Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Tel: 07824 409 286

Biza Duty-Free Terminal 2

Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Tel: 07826 923 891

World Duty-Free Terminal 1

Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Tel: 0161 489 2289

World Duty-Free Terminal 2

Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Tel: 0161 489 6472

World Duty-Free Terminal 3

Opening times: 03:30 – 21:00

Tel: 0161 489 3167

Charging points

Manchester Airport does not offer any official charging kiosks, but several coffee shops and bars have sockets that you can use.

EV charging points 

Parking with EV charging

The APH Car Park offers an APH Park & Ride with EV charging service. Just drop off your car, unload your bags and take the free shuttle bus to the airport terminal. Your car will be charged for you while you are away on your travels.

Off-airport EV charging

There is a NewMotion Charging Station at 11 Styal Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5WB and a ChargeYourCar Charging Station at 874 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 5WP. There is also a charging point at the BP garage on the airport perimeter road.

On-airport EV charging

There is a charging point at the Clayton Hotel, close to the airport terminals.

Internet access


Free WiFi is available at Manchester Airport for up to four hours. There is also a premium service available with pay-as-you-go rates for longer durations and higher speeds. Follow the steps on your device.

Luggage trolleys

Luggage trolleys are available in all three terminals at Manchester Airport. You will need a £1.00 or €2.00 coin, which are non-refundable.

Luggage lockers

There is a Left Luggage facility in Terminal 1, which you can book in advance.

The Excess Baggage Company is also located in Terminal 1 as well as in Terminal 2.

Excess Baggage Company Terminal 1

Opening times: 06:00 – 20:00

Tel: 0161 820 7546

Excess Baggage Company Terminal 2

Opening times: 06:00 – 20:00

Tel: 0161 820 7596

Excess Baggage Company Terminal 3

Opening times: temporarily closed

Tel: 020 3432 6905

Excess Baggage Company book online.

Currency exchange 

Currency exchange at Manchester Airport is operated by Travelex. You can pre-order your currency and collect the next day from one of the Travelex stores found after security in Terminals 1, 2 or 3, provided you put your order in before 15:00.

You can also get instant euros or pounds sterling from the Travelex ATMs, which are located throughout the airport. Or purchase a Travelex Money Card, which is available for use in ten different currencies and locks in the exchange rate.

Alternatively, APH have partnered with CannyApp Prepaid Mastercard® to offer our customers 3% Cashback on all overseas spend. Open an account here and order a card in minutes! All direct from your mobile phone. 



You can pre-order up to two tubs or 56 ready-to-drink cartons of baby milk on the Boots website, so it’s ready to collect once you’ve passed through security at any of Manchester Airport’s three terminals. Orders can be taken no later than seven working days in advance of travel. Alternatively, you can make baby milk purchases in-store on the day, along with other essentials such as nappies, baby food and wipes.

Terminal 1 – after security

Store opening hours: 03:30 – 18:30

Pharmacy opening hours: 04:00 – 17:00

Tel: 0161 437 9921

Terminal 2 – after security

Store opening hours: 04:00 – 20:00

Terminal 3 – after security

Store opening hours: 04:00 – 19:00

Tel: 0161 437 4154