Why Book JetParks 3, Manchester Airport

Many look to off-airport car parks for a budget-friendly parking service with a speedy transfer to get them to and fro the terminal, and JetParks 3 Manchester is certainly no different. This car park is popular with customers who appreciate their efficient transfer bus, seamless arrival and departure process, and nearby location. While this may be an off-airport car park, it certainly won’t take you long to check-in and get on with your journey.

Car Park Features

  • Off-airport
  • Frequency 15 minutes
  • Transfer time 7 - 9 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Bus transfer
  • Self-park

If you’re looking for Manchester airport parking that’s not too far from the airport but still saves you some pounds in the process, then JetParks 3 could be the best option for you. You can rely on customer feedback, which has been overwhelmingly positive about the ease and efficiency of their service. 

This car park may be off-site but the transfer bus service to and from Manchester Airport’s terminals is still surprisingly fast. Buses operate every 15-minutes, so you won’t find yourself stood at the curbside with lots of luggage and nowhere to go. The transfer to and from your chosen terminal will take between 7-9-minutes, so it’ll be no time at all before you’re checking in and making your way through security. 

JetParks 3 has a number of car park features to ensure that the process of parking is as efficient and quick as possible. For example, it uses ANPR technology to read customers’ number plates upon arrival and let them enter automatically. This eliminates the need to walk to reception and register your vehicle. Should you encounter any issues with this automated entry procedure, you can easily ring the intercom for assistance. Once they’ve taken note of your booking reference, you will be granted access. 

They also operate a self-park service, so you will keep your keys and get going as soon as you’ve found a space to park it. This also means that, when you return to your vehicle, you can load your luggage and head home as soon as possible. This car park is open throughout the night and day, so you’ll never be held back to strict operation times.


  • 24-hour staff
  • Barrier-controlled
  • Security fencing
  • Park Mark Award (Police Approved)
  • ANPR

This off-airport car park operates 24-hours a day, which means that uniformed staff members are always present to patrol the area. It is also surrounded by security fencing to prevent intruders from accessing the premises, alongside CCTV cameras to monitor all on-site activity. The car park can also only be accessed by entering through its electronic barriers. These are operated using ANPR technology, which reads customer number plates. This system prevents vehicles which to do not belong to customers and not registered from entering the car park. Together, these measures have earned it the Park Mark Award, which is only awarded by the police if a car park meets their high-security standards. It is a feature of the police’s ongoing Crime Prevention Initiative.

Transfers to and from Manchester Airport

JetParks 3 runs a regular transfer service, which operates at intervals of 15-minutes. This transfer bus service will take you to all terminals, and takes only 7-9-minutes – so you don’t need to worry about an extra walk to get to the right terminal. All buses are accessible, which will ensure you have a short and comfortable journey.

Disabled Facilities

This car park has limited accessible spaces available for those with a Blue Badge permit – these are first-come-first-serve, so it is advisable to book these as soon as possible. However, all buses to and from the airport are completely wheelchair friendly and accessible.

Opening Times

Part of this car park’s convenience and efficiency is its all-day opening hours. Regardless of when you need to fly, or when you land, you will be able to access Jet Parks 3 at Manchester Airport. This car park is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Additional Information

Maximum vehicle height: 2.2m

Vehicle restrictions apply, please see more information below for details.

This car park does not accept transit vans, minibuses, motorhomes, caravans and trailers.

Arrival Procedure

Upon arriving at the car park:

  1. Approach the barrier and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) will confirm your booking.
  2. Park your car, unload your bags and take the transfer bus to the terminal.

If the barrier does not rise, please press the intercom button and quote your name and APH reference number.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete your vehicle check-in and airport transfer.

Return Procedure

When you arrive back:

  1. Take the bus back to the car park.
  2. Collect your car and simply drive to the exit barrier. If the barrier fails to rise, simply press the help button and speak to one of the friendly staff who’ll be able to help.