Hotels near Manchester Airport

If you have an early morning flight or late-night landing at Manchester we’ve got some good news. You’ll find a selection of Premier Inn hotels near Manchester airport waiting to welcome you at the start or end of a long journey. Thanks to our super-comfy, king-size Hypnos beds, our Manchester Airport hotels are a relaxing stopover for business and leisure travellers alike. View all hotels in Manchester.

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Premier Inn Manchester Airport (Heald Green)

Premier Inn Manchester Airport (Heald Green) is a five-minute drive from Manchester airport. For those who aren’t driving, it’s a mere one-minute walk to Heald Green train station, and from there, catch the TransPennine Express to be at the airport in under ten minutes. This service runs about four times an hour. 

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Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North

An ideal stopover for anyone travelling by car, we’re less than a 10-minute drive from the airport. If you’re wondering how to spend your spare time in between flights, our hotel has amazing views of the runway, and we’re close to the Runway Visitor Park, too. 

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Manchester Airport (M5/J6) Runger Lane South

Just a 10-minute drive to the airport, a couple of miles from Manchester Airport train station, and a mile from the Concorde Conference Centre, this hotel near Manchester Airport is in a convenient spot for business and leisure travellers, and for those travelling by train or car. Affordable shuttle buses and taxis run between the airport and hotel. 

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Airport parking

Airport parking

Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.

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Airport lounges

Airport lounges

Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.

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Fast track

Fast track

Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.

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How many terminals does Manchester Airport have?

Manchester Airport has three terminals:

·        Terminal 1 is the largest, and services charter flights to Europe and the rest of the world

·        Terminal 2 services both domestic and international flights

·        Terminal 3 is the smallest, and services domestic flights only

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How do I know what terminal my flight is at Manchester Airport?

Terminal information should be provided along with your booking, ticket or itinerary information. If you’re still not sure, you can check which terminal your airline services (see our airline guide below for more details).

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Can you walk between terminals at Manchester Airport?

Terminals one and two are linked by the Skylink moving walkway system – travelling between the two takes around 15 minutes. Terminals one and three are linked by a covered external walkway, which takes about five minutes. The Skylink connects all terminals to the railway station.

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How long does it take to get from Manchester Airport to the city?

Depending on how you choose to travel you can expect the following timings to get from the airport to Manchester city centre:

·        Car/taxi – 25-45 minutes

·        Airport shuttle bus – approximately 25 minutes

·        Public Bus – between 45 minutes-1.25 hours

·        Train – 20-30 minutes direct to Manchester Piccadilly

·        Metrolink tram – around an hour to Manchester Victoria station

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How do I get to Manchester Airport?

By Car

 

Whichever way you’re travelling, the airport and city are both well signposted from each other. From central Manchester, take the A5103 southbound which merges onto the M56. The airport is just off junction 5. There’s a variety of parking options available, including long and short stay car parks. Dropping off directly outside the terminals will incur a small fee, or there’s a free drop off area slightly further away with a complimentary shuttle bus to the terminals.

 

For taxis, you can hail a metered cab and expect to pay around £25, or pre-book a private cab to reach the airport.

 

By Train

There’s a regular service, seven days a week from Manchester Piccadilly train station in the centre of the city directly to Manchester Airport. The airport station is located between terminal 1 and 3, taking around 10-15 minutes to walk to any of the terminals.  For terminal 2, head to terminal 1 and use the Skylink moving walkway to reach the relevant departures gate.   

 

By Bus

The 24 hours Stagecoach bus links Manchester city centre with the airport. Look for bus number 43 or 103 from Piccadilly Gardens – they’ll take you to the airport in just under two hours for a cost (at the time of writing) of around £5.

 

By Tram

The Metrolink tram stop at Manchester Victoria provides regular trams to the airport. These take around an hour. From Manchester Piccadilly, take a 5-minute tram to Cornbrook, just outside the city centre and transfer for another 30-minute tram straight to the airport.

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When should I arrive at Manchester Airport?

On average, it takes around 15-20 minutes to get through security at all three Manchester Airport terminals. Your individual airline should provide guidance on arrival times, but it’s best to have checked in and be ready to move through security at least two hours before your flight time.

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How long does it take to get through passport control at Manchester Airport?

You can expect to take somewhere between 10 and 45 minutes to get through passport control on arrival at Manchester Airport.

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Is Manchester Airport open all night?

Yes, Manchester Airport is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most of the shops at Manchester Airport open around 6am. Apart from a couple of options for refreshments, most shops are closed overnight.

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Can I print my boarding pass at Manchester Airport?

Yes, there are printers available in each of the terminal. You can also show your boarding pass on your phone as an alternative.

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Can you sleep overnight in Manchester Airport?

There is no official sleeping area at Manchester Airport, but there are chairs and benches if you need to close your eyes for a couple of hours.

However, rather than sleeping on a bench or floor, why not book into one of our two Premier Inn hotels near Manchester Airport? The Manchester Airport Runger Lane North and Manchester Airport Runger Lane South hotels can be reached by taxi in a few short minutes.

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What lounges are at Manchester Airport?

·        Terminal 1, Level 4 - Aspire Lounge, Escape Lounge, Emirates Lounge and the 1903 Lounge

·        Terminal 2, Level 4 - Aspire Lounge, Escape Lounge and Virgin Holidays v-room.

·        Terminal 3, Level 3 - Escape Lounge, British Airways Terraces Lounge and the 1903 Lounge

·        The PremiAir Private Terminal is located on the western perimeter of the airport away from the main terminals, near the Runway Visitor Park

 

All lounges include a range of complimentary food and drink, seating areas and work spaces and free wi-fi

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