Manchester Airport Car Rental

Manchester Airport Car Rental

Manchester Airport is well served by the usual multi national car rental companies and National, Alamo, Avis, Eurocar, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz are all located in the the The Car Rental Village, Ringway Road, Manchester Airport, M22 5WH. These companies are generally expensive options and significant savings can be made by booking your rental car with us in advance of your trip.

By Car

Manchester airport is about 25 minutes drive from the city centre outside of peak rush-hour times. However the journey time can be as much as an hour during the busiest hours of the day.

Road access to the airport is from the the M56 at Junction 5..

Manchester Airport

By Rail

Train Services Frequent services run to and from the airport, around the clock, 7 days a week with First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.

By Taxi (Black Cabs)

Fares for any journey taken inside the Manchester Licensed Area will be shown on the meter inside the taxi
For journeys outside Manchester there is no requirement for the driver to use the taxi meter to determine the fare
A published tariff of maximum fares is displayed at taxi ranks, and your driver will advise you of the fare (which is negotiable) before beginning the journey.

By Bus

Manchester Airport is well served by a network of local and regional buses running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and bank holidays. There is now a 24 hour bus service operating to/from Manchester Airport local bus network

Bus Services to and from the airport

The following bus services operate to and from Manchester Airport:

  • 200 Wilmslow – Manchester Airport
  • 18 The Trafford Centre – Altrincham
  • 19 Manchester Airport – Altrincham
  • 43 To Manchester via Wythenshawe, Fallowfield and Rusholme (24 hours a day)
  • 105 To Manchester city centre via Wythenshawe, Benchill, Sharston, Northenden and Moss Side.
  • 369 Manchester Airport – Stockport
  • 199 To Stockport Express via M56 & M60 Then Hazel Grove, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel en-le-Frith and Buxton
  • 200 Wilmslow – Manchester Airport – via Styal and Quarry Bank Mill.
  • 44 Manchester Airport – Manchester


There are 1-hour and short-stay parking facilities if you wish to see off or meet someone from a flight. There are also longer-stay and holiday parking options available with a frequent courtesy transfer service operating on the 5 minute journey between the car park and the terminal. Holiday parking can be pre-booked on 0870 000 1 000 (UK) or +44 (0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).


Manchester is a busy airport with three terminals and a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops.

Special Needs

For travellers with special needs you should contact the Edinburgh Airport Information Centre +44 (0)131 333 1000 or minicom +44 (0)131 344 3100 to pre-arrange assistance or check available facilities.

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