Manchester airport: Manchester Airport (MAN)

Manchester Airport

The airport is 17 kilometers southwest of the center of Manchester. There are two runways and three terminals. Just like Schiphol, there are roll bands or rolling sidewalks at this airport. It is the third busiest airport in Great Britain, after the London airports Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. In 2006 Manchester Airport processed 22 million passengers. According to expectations this number will double by 2015. There are many activities planned to take care of this growth.

Prices are given here in the British pound (£), £1.00 = €1.49 (December 2006).

Address

Manchester Airport Plc
Manchester
M90 1QX
Great Britain

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MAN
ICAO airport code: EGCC

Transport

Local transport

Train

The airport has a combined bus and train station that is called 'The Station', many trains from the north of England and the Midlands come to the station. Other destinations are accessible from Manchester Piccadilly in the city center. There are plans to put in a monorail between the airport and Piccadilly, at the moment this route is still used by regular service trains.

Car and bus

The airport is along the M56 highway (exit 5) that connects to the ring road around Manchester (M60, exit 4). The routes to the various terminals are clearly indicated on the traffic signs.

Bus line 43 leaves every 10 minutes to the center of Manchester, this is an express service. There are many other bus lines that have connections between the airport and Manchester, there are also long distance buses from National Express (tel: +44(0)8705 80 80 80) to places including London, Blackpool and Aberdeen.

Car rental - Manchester Airport

In every terminal there are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of all terminals (tel: +44(0)161 499 9000). For destinations in Manchester and the surrounding area, meters are used. For other destinations, fixed rates are given on signs. A cheaper alternative are the taxi buses from Airportcarz (tel: +44(0)161 489 4013), you must reserve these at a special counter in the Arrivals Hall.

Airport Parking

There are garages for short-term parking at all terminals. For each stay longer than six hours you are better to park your car in the long-term parking area. The prices are fairly high, but when you make a reservation online or by telephone (tel: +44(0)161 489 3723) you can get a reduced price. Shuttle buses go to all terminals from the long-term parking area.

For chauffeur services you can contact Meteor (tel: +44(0)870 411 1118).

The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple Manchester Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are three hotels at the airport: Bewleys Hotel Manchester Airport (tel: +44(0)161 498 0111), Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport (tel: +44(0)870 400 9055) and Radisson SAS Hotel (tel: +44(0)161 490 5000). In the direct vicinity there are many other hotels including: Manchester Airport Hilton (tel: +44(0)161 435 3000) and Manchester Airport Marriott (tel: +44(0)161 904 0301). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Manchester Airport has a large range of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants in all terminals.

Baggage

For lost and found items you can call one of three numbers, depending on the terminal: Terminal 1 (tel: +44(0)161 489 3463), Terminal 2 (tel: +44(0)161 489 6031) and Terminal 3 (tel: +44(0)161 489 3464).

Information

There are general information counters in all terminals, in addition in Terminals 1 and 2 you can find information counters from the Tourism Bureau (tel: +44(0)161 436 3344).

Business

Business facilities are available in the Atlantic Suite (tel: +44(0)161 489 6181) and in the Radisson SAS Hotel (tel: +44(0)161 490 5000). There are offices and meeting rooms to rent and also conference halls for up to a maximum of 400 people. The Ringway Suite (tel: +44(0)161 489 5790) in Terminal 2 has rooms that are particularly suitable for small symposiums, for up to 30 people. The Escape Lounge (tel: +44(0)161 489 3388) has telephone, fax, copy and internet facilities.

Disabled facilities

The airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones in all terminals. For the hearing impaired there is an induction loop. There are many employees at the airport that are trained in sign language. In the parking garages there are reserved places for the disabled (tel: +44(0)161 489 3723).

Other services

There are money exchange offices and ATM's in all terminals, there is a post office in Terminal 1. Medical services are available (tel: +44(0)161 489 2109). Manchester Airport is a popular airport for airplane spotters, there is a special “Viewing Park”, there are not only taking off and landing airplanes to see, but also old planes including a Concorde from British Airways, you can see all airplanes from the inside, provided that it is previously arranged.

Contact

Contact

Address

Manchester Airport Plc
Manchester
M90 1QX
Great Britain

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +44(0)161 489 3000
Fax: +44(0)161 489 3813
Email: through the contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: MAN
ICAO airport code: EGCC

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