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How to get a ride from Manchester Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Manchester Airport tips
Manchester Airport wifi
Manchester Airport offers free wifi to all passengers for up to 4 hours within any 24-hour period. Switch on your device and look for the ‘_FreeWifi’ network to connect. Wifi is available in all 3 terminals at the airport.
Manchester Airport currency exchange
All 3 terminals at Manchester Airport have currency exchange facilities. There are also plenty of ATMs conveniently located throughout the airport.
Manchester Airport parking
With 3 terminals to cater for, MAN has options for pickup and dropoff, meet-and-greet, multistory, and midstay. A budget option is a short shuttle bus ride away.
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Manchester Airport visitor information
Manchester Airport, opened in 1938, is known as the global gateway to the north of England, serving more than 19 million passengers every year. The airport is home to over 60 airlines, flying direct to 200 destinations, and employs 19,000 people on-site, making it an important part of the local economy. Manchester Airport is located approximately 14 kilometers (9 miles) to the south of the city, making your transfer a convenient 20-minute Uber trip.
Manchester Airport terminals
Manchester Airport has 3 terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. Each terminal handles a mix of both international and domestic destinations.
Manchester Airport restaurants
All terminals at Manchester Airport have a selection of food and drinks, whether you’re looking for a quick snack as you run for your flight or a long, leisurely meal. The airport has plenty of cafés selling sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes, pastries, and hot and cold drinks. There is also a selection of high-street fast-food outlets and several restaurants serving international cuisine, including Italian, French, and Mexican. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and some establishments offer dedicated kids menus.
Manchester Airport duty-free
Each terminal at Manchester Airport has a duty-free section offering great deals on a range of goods from world-renowned brands, including cosmetics, perfume, aftershave, sunglasses, fashion accessories, confectionary, beers, wines, and spirits. If you’re in a hurry, you can use the airport’s Click & Collect service, which allows you to order online, then collect when you reach the airport, before or after your trip. Plenty of other shops can be found at Manchester Airport. Passengers may take the opportunity to pick up the latest fashion and tech during their trip, as well as books, newspapers and magazines, luggage, and last-minute travel items.
Manchester Airport lounge areas
All terminals at the airport have a lounge where passengers can relax or catch up on some work before boarding their flight, for a small fee. The lounges offer a selection of complimentary food, hot drinks, wines, beers and spirits, wifi, charging points, and quiet zones for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Services at MAN
Manchester Airport has a range of services that are designed to make your time at the airport as convenient as possible. Families traveling with children will find baby-changing facilities located throughout the airport, as well as a free fast lane through security for people who have a child in a buggy. People with limited mobility are offered special assistance at the airport, including those with invisible disabilities, although this service must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of flying. The airport also has a selection of multi-faith prayer rooms for quiet contemplation and prayer.
Manchester Airport hotels
Several hotels are located on-site at Manchester Airport, all of which are a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the terminals. More hotels are situated around the airport at the junction to the M56 route that leads to Manchester itself. If you don’t need to be up early to catch your flight, the city center has a huge variety of accommodation options to suit most tastes and budgets.
Points of interest near Manchester Airport
Manchester is one of the largest cities in the north of England and was an important part of the Industrial Revolution. In more recent years, it has been famous for producing some of the UK’s best music, and it’s also home to 2 popular football teams. Among the interesting things to do and see in the area:
- Manchester Art Gallery
- Manchester United Museum and Tour
- Museum of Science and Industry
- People’s History Museum
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