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Everything you need to know about Manchester airport
Learn about all Manchester airport has to offer to make your visit enjoyable. Shopping, eating and transport information is all covered ensuring you are fully prepared before you arrive. Read on and plan your visit - it's good to go prepared.
Manchester is one of the most facility-rich airports in the UK and allows you to choose from a fantastic selection of eateries and shops whilst waiting for your flight. Why not try a Manchester airport lounge to beat those airport crowds?
Manchester airport is easy to access from the M56 motorway at junction 5. To reach the M56 from the south take the M6 and exit at junction 20. For detailed directions from your region take a look at our directions link below which will provide you with all you need to know as well as the postcode to put in your satnav. ParkingMany people make their way to the airport by car. Parking can be expensive especially if you do not pre-book. Manchester airport has both on and off airport parking options and a meet and greet service. Do you have children, heavy luggage or a disability? If so then consider how convenient each option will be for you. For a great selection of airport parking take a look at the Manchester airport parking page.HotelsAn unsavory flight time can bookend a lovely holiday with a horrible journey. You can avoid travelling tired and battling against rush hour traffic for less than you think by pre-booking one of our Manchester airport hotels in advance. Wake up at a more respectable hour, take a long shower and enjoy a lovely cooked breakfast knowing you're only a 5 minute bus transfer to the airport terminal. CoachLeave the car at home and make your way to Manchester airport by coach with a Manchester hotels with coach package. These offers see a National Express coach take you to your hotel allowing you to rest right before you flight and can then also drive you back after your holiday. This is a superb, convenient option, why not give it a try?
Manchester airport has an integrated transport hub linking the airport to 100 UK destinations. The airport is served by regular services operating from locations such as Sheffield, York, Newcastle, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bolton, Preston, Blackpool and the Lake District. These are operated by the TransPennine Express.
Manchester hand luggage information
Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed after they have been screened
Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
Some airlines allow no more than one item
Dimensions no bigger than: H:56cm, W:45cm, D:25cm
No more than one liquid item in the agreed container
For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our Manchester baggage and security page.
Below is a list of all contact numbers for different departments at Manchester airport. If you have lost a piece of luggage, have queries about baggage allowances on your flight or just have a general enquiry, then give them a ring.
Manchester Airport contacts Telephone
Customs and Excise +44 (0) 161 261 5904.
British transport Police +44 (0)161 228 4220
Immigration Enquiries +44 (0) 161 489 2651
General Enquiries +44(0)161 489 3000
Arrivals +44(0)161 489 8000
Business centre +44 (0)161 490 5580
Baggage storage Terminal 1 +44 (0)161 489 6031
Baggage storage Terminal 2 +44 (0) 161 489 6031
Lost property Terminal 1 +44 (0) 161 489 3463
Lost property Terminal 2 +44 (0) 161 489 6031
Medical services (walk - in centre) +44 (0) 161 489 2109
Manchester Airport Information +44 (0)161 489 3000
Police +44 (0)161 872 5050
Travel contacts Telephone
National Rail enquiries +44 (0)0845 7484950
Bus Information +44 (0) 161 228 7811
Traveline +44 (0) 870 608 2608
National express coaches +44 (0) 8705 757 747
Metro Link +44 (0) 161 205 2000
Avis Car Hire +44 (0) 161 934 2300
Budget Car Hire +44 (0) 161 437 0151
Europcar +44 (0) 161 436 2200
Hertz +44 (0) 161 437 8208
National/Alamo +44 (0) 161 499 3320