Manchester Airport Parking
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Passengers travelling by car have the choice of a range of Manchester Airport parking options.
The airport itself offers different parking options, including official Manchester Airport meet and greet and multi-storey car parking services.
Alternatively, you can choose an option which is often more cost-effective by booking off-airport parking at Manchester Airport.
Airport Park and Ride offers Park Mark approved Manchester Airport parking facilities from trusted operators who have the experience and high customer service levels to ensure your car is in safe hands while you're away, leaving you to enjoy your holiday.
Read on to find out more about Manchester Airport parking options.
Airport parking options at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport On-Airport Parking
Manchester Airport has official on-airport multi-storey car parks which are available for passengers to book in for short stays or long stays.
There are multi-storey car parks at each of the Manchester Airport terminals, but all terminals are located in close proximity to each other, so you can park at one terminal and easily walk to another if required.
On-airport parking is one of the most convenient Manchester Airport parking options, as you can walk straight into the terminal after parking your car.
Manchester Airport’s on-airport short stay car parks have all been given the Park Mark award for safe and secure parking, so you can rest assured your vehicle will be protected during your trip.
Manchester Airport on-airport parking is available on Airport Park and Ride.
Manchester Airport Meet and Greet Parking
Meet and greet parking is available at all Manchester Airport terminals. As all airports are close together, you can book meet and greet parking at any Manchester Airport terminal and easily reach your desired terminal.
When you choose Manchester Airport meet and greet parking, you simply drive up to the airport terminal and leave your car at a designated point. You leave your keys, so your car can be moved to a safe and secure car park by a parking attendant (. This makes meet and greet the most convenient option for Manchester Airport parking, as you can walk straight into the terminal after dropping off your keys.
Manchester Airport meet and greet parking is available on Airport Park and Ride
Manchester Airport Park and Ride
Off-airport parking, also known as park and ride, is a cost-effective option when booking your Manchester Airport parking. By booking parking with a park and ride provider, you can save money and benefit from transfer buses which run directly to the airport terminals.
If you’re looking for cheap Manchester Airport parking, park and ride, or off-airport parking, is the most affordable parking option.
APH Manchester Airport Parking
Park and ride is one of the most popular car parking options for Manchester Airport and it is available on Airport Park and Ride, through our partner company APH’s Manchester Airport park and ride service.
APH is a family business which has provided airport parking services since 1980. APH airport parking operates more than 10,000 parking spaces and has its own car parks at Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.
Award-winning APH airport parking has a 98% customer satisfaction rating and all APH airport car parks carry the Park Mark award for safe and secure parking.
Manchester Airport Parking FAQs
How do I know if my car will be safe?
All of the Manchester Airport car parks available to book on Airport Park and Ride carry the Park Mark approval. This means the car parks have been checked and verified by local police for their security measures and management procedures. As such, all of our Manchester Airport car parks have CCTV, entry and exit barriers, security fencing and lighting and regular patrols.
When should I book my Manchester Airport Parking?
We always advise to book your Manchester Airport parking as far in advance as possible, in order to secure the best rates. Booking in advance means you can get a great price and enjoy peace of mind that your Manchester Airport parking is sorted ahead of time, avoiding an expensive last-minute panic.
Availability at our Manchester Airport parking will decrease closer to the time of travel, and prices do rise as occupancy increases. Make sure you book well in advance for the best rates all year round and to secure your space in good time before your trip.
What does on-airport and off-airport parking mean at Manchester Airport?
On-airport means a Manchester Airport car park is located within the airport grounds, usually on-site. This normally means that the car parking option is official Manchester Airport parking, either in an on-site car park or meet and greet service.
Off-airport means the car park will be located off the airport grounds. However, off-airport car parks are usually in close proximity to the airport, offering transfer buses to transport you to the terminal. Most Manchester Airport off-airport car parks provide free transfer which run 24⁄7.
If you are looking for the ultimate in convenience and you are not limited by budget, then on-airport Manchester Airport parking is the best option for you.
If you’re on a budget and you don’t mind it taking slightly longer, then off-airport parking is a great option for cheap Manchester Airport parking which is reliable and trusted by customers.
What is meet and greet parking?
Manchester Airport meet and greet parking is available on Airport Park and Ride. Meet and greet parking, also sometimes referred to as valet parking, means you simply drop your car off at a specified location at the airport itself. You will either hand your keys into an office on-site, or to a driver who has arrived to meet you at the terminal. Then, you are free to walk directly into the terminal building.
When you choose Manchester Airport meet and greet parking, your car will be parked safely by a parking attendant and brought back to the terminal for your return.
Meet and greet parking is a great Manchester Airport parking option if you are travelling with small children, have a lot of luggage or you are disabled, as it is the most convenient airport parking solution.
What if my flight is delayed?
Our Manchester Airport parking providers will ask for your flight number when booking your parking, so they will be aware of any delays or changes to your booking.
If you are planning to return earlier or later than you stated when booking your Manchester Airport parking, please contact us so we can notify your parking provider.
How early should I book my car in ahead of my flight?
We usually advise you to arrive at the airport two hours before you flight, so we would recommend you allowing for extra time on top of this to arrive at your Manchester Airport car park.
It’s always best to give yourself as much time as possible to allow for traffic, queues and other factors.
Manchester Airport Parking Information
We’ve put together some useful information about parking at Manchester Airport, as well as everything you need to know ahead of travelling through the airport on your next trip.
Manchester Airport is situated 8.6 miles from Manchester city centre and is the UK’s third largest airport.
Opening to the public in 1938, Manchester Airport now boasts three terminals and two runways. More than 28.2 million passengers travelled through its doors in 2018, with a £1 billion investment programme underway to cater for 35 million passengers in Terminal 2 alone by 2024.
Manchester Airport offers passengers a choice of more than 70 airlines travelling to 210 destinations across the globe.
Manchester Airport is owned by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and employs 22,200 people directly.
The airport has more than 120 shops and restaurants, seven hotels and has been named Best UK Airport for the past three years.
Top destinations for Manchester Airport passengers include Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris, Palma and Alicante.
Manchester Airport Terminals Guide
Manchester Airport has three terminals – Terminal 1, 2 and 3.
Terminals 1 and 2 are linked by travelators and are within a 10-15 minute walk from each other.
Terminal 1 is the largest of Manchester Airport’s three terminals, opened in 1962 and operating as a base for EasyJet, Jet2 and Thomas Cook.
At Terminal 1, you’ll find a host of shops and restaurants including Accessorize, Bobbi Brown, Boux Avenue, Burger King, Greggs, Jo Malone, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, PizzaLuxe and Pandora.
Terminal 2 offers passengers retail outlets and eateries including Boots, Burger King, Claire’s, Frankie and Benny’s, Greggs, Monsoon and Caffè Nero.
Opened by Princess Diana in 1989, Terminal 3 is home to a small selection of shops and restaurants including Boots, Costa, KFC, WH Smith and Trattoria Milano.
Manchester Airport Facilities
Manchester Airport has a choice of more than 120 restaurants and retail outlets for passengers to shop and dine ahead of their journey, as well as luxurious airport lounges to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of airport life.
In addition, Manchester Airport offers a tranquil space for faith and worship.
Manchester Airport also has a free WiFi service for visitors. All users can enjoy four hours’ free WiFi during their time at the airport, or choose to upgrade on a pay-as-you-go basis for streaming and heavy usage.
Manchester Airport Special Assistance Service
For passengers who require extra support in making their way through the airport onto their flight, Manchester Airport offers a special assistance service. To request this service, you must book online at least 48 hours before you travel.
Assistance dogs are permitted to enter all terminals and travel on all flights, as long as they are approved via the Pets Passport Scheme. Passengers who wish to bring their assistance dog along with them must contact their airline or travel agent ahead of the journey to enable the relevant arrangements to be made.
Manchester Airport Lounges
Escape Lounges are located in Terminals 1, 2 and 3 with a range of freshly made complimentary hot and cold food, drinks and newspapers available to passengers. Enjoy free WiFi, charging points, quiet zones and flight information boards. Escape Lounge passengers can order from a selection of free wines, beers and spirits, with prosecco included.
1903 Lounge is located in Terminals 1 and 3, with a premium menu of freshly made food cooked from seasonal ingredients. Sip on complimentary champagne and skip the queue with a pass to take you straight through security.
How To Get To Manchester Airport
When travelling to Manchester Airport, make sure you have checked which terminal you are flying out of in order to make your journey as stress-free as possible.
How To Get To Manchester Airport By Car
All of Manchester Airport’s Terminals (1, 2 and 3) can be reached from Junction 5 of the M56.
If you’re travelling to Manchester Airport by car, you can also reach all terminals quickly and easily via the M60, M6 and M62 motorways.
The postcode for Manchester Airport is M90 1QX.
Manchester Airport latitude and longitude:
Latitude: N53:21:14 (53.361881)
Longitude: W002:16:30 (-2.270840).
How To Get To Manchester Airport By Train
You can reach Manchester Airport by train, and it takes just 20 minutes from Manchester city centre. Simply catch a train from Manchester Piccadilly train station and there is a direct connection to Manchester Airport train station. From here, it’s a 10-minute walk to all three Manchester Airport terminals.
How To Get To Manchester Airport By Tram
To get to Manchester Airport by tram, board the tram in Manchester city centre (via Cornbrook station). Make sure you purchase a ticket ahead of your journey on the platform, directly to Manchester Airport station. The journey to Manchester Airport from Manchester city centre by tram takes 35 minutes.
How To Get To Manchester Airport By Bus
Manchester Airport is connected to the city centre by a Stagecoach bus service, which runs 24 hours a day. You can catch any of the following Stagecoach bus services to reach Manchester Airport bus station: 43, 103, 199, 288, 368A, 737 and X30.
Manchester Airport bus station is a 10-minute walk from all terminals.