Hotels near Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third busiest airport and a major travel hub in the north. Our Manchester Airport hotels make getting to Manchester Airport easy and help make last-minute dashes to the airport simple. Flying from Manchester Airport saves expensive trips to other airports in London, and staying at one of our budget hotels means you’ll save both hassle and money on your next trip from Manchester Airport. Our closest hotels are just a five-minute drive from Manchester Airport, and we have good links to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, with taxis and shuttle buses available for faster links. Find handy places to park and more information about our closest hotels to Manchester Airport below. For the best tips on what to do, where to eat and how to unwind before your flight, take a look at our Manchester Airport guide.

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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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Hotels closest to Manchester Airport terminals

Our closest hotels to Manchester Airport are our Premier Inn Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North and Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane South hotels, which are about a mile from Manchester Airport terminals, a five-minute drive or about a 15-minute bus ride away.

Our next closest hotel is our Premier Inn Manchester Airport (Heald Green) hotel at just over a mile away from Manchester Airport terminals, about a 10-minute drive. From our Manchester Airport (Heald Green) hotel you can also take a short walk to Heald Green station and take the TransPennine Express, which takes you directly to Manchester Airport in about 10 minutes.

Our other Manchester Airport hotels mix the best of Manchester with access to the airport. Our Central Manchester hotels are close to major attractions in Manchester like Old Trafford and the Manchester Museum, while still only being a short drive from Manchester Airport. Our hotels across Manchester range from 10-minute to 30-minute drives away from Manchester Airport, with a range of bus services from Central Manchester direct to Manchester Airport and connections to and from the rest of the country.

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Getting to Manchester Airport

Our Manchester Airport hotels are close to Manchester Airport terminals and make flying much less stressful. Getting to Manchester Airport is easy, whether you’re travelling from Manchester or further afield.

By car
From Central Manchester, take the A5103 southbound which merges onto the M56. The airport is just off junction 5. We offer on-site parking at many of our hotels, including long and short stay car parks with great deals through our partners at Holiday Extras. There’s a small fee for drop offs directly outside Manchester Airport terminals and free drop offs slightly further away with a complimentary shuttle bus.

For taxis, you can hail a metered cab and expect to pay around £25, or pre-book a private cab from any of our hotels.

By train
Trains run seven days a week from Manchester Piccadilly station to Manchester Airport, with a journey time of about 30 minutes. Manchester Airport station is between Terminals 1 and 3, and about a 10-15 minute to walk from Manchester Airport terminals.  For Terminal 2, head to Terminal 1 and use the Skylink moving walkways to reach your departure gate.   


By bus

A 24 hour Stagecoach bus links Manchester City Centre with Manchester Airport. Look for bus number 43 or 103 from Piccadilly Gardens, which costs around £5 and takes about two hours.

If you’re travelling from further afield, National Express coaches run from Cardiff to Cambridge with stops throughout Manchester including to Manchester Airport.


By tram
There’s regular trams from the Metrolink tram stop at Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport, which take about 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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What to do before and after your flight at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is only a 15-minute drive from Manchester City Centre, a city famous for its vibrant culture and iconic museums. Manchester Airport is the UK’s third biggest and busiest after Gatwick and Heathrow, and a major gateway for flights from the north.

All our Manchester Airport hotels have on-site restaurants or restaurants nearby. Our restaurants serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flights. There’s also restaurants and takeaways at each Manchester Airport terminal, you can find the best places to eat at Manchester Airport in our Manchester Airport guide.

As Manchester Airport is so close to the city, you can relax before your flight with a visit to Manchester Cathedral, Salford Docks and Heaton Park. If you have more time on your hands, take a tour through football history and catch a game at the home of Manchester United, Old Trafford and the National Football Museum. EventCity is a fantastic conference and convention centre, which hosts major business and leisure events, and our hotels are close by if you’re attending before a flight. If you’re looking for shops in Manchester there’s designer outlets and high street favourites at the Trafford Centre or bargains at the factory outlet Lowry Outlet on Salford Quays. There’s also lots of places to find special gifts at Arndale Market or Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

If you need to buy any last-minute must-haves for your flight or you want to take a look through the duty-free deals, Manchester Airport has a great variety of shops at every terminal. Terminal 1 has 30 shops that sell everything from designer sunglasses to sandwiches. Terminal 2 has more clothes shops and Terminal 3 covers the essentials like snacks and medicines. Biza duty-free outlets are available at every terminal, where you can find delicious chocolate and other treats.

Manchester Airport has free Wi-Fi and a child soft play area at Terminal 2. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax even more by adding an airport lounge to your Premier Inn booking, thanks to our friends at Holiday Extras. Escape Lounges are available at all Manchester Airport terminals, with buffets, complimentary snacks and drinks and comfier seats. The 1903 lounge at Terminal 2 has premium snacks, drinks and complimentary champagne, and is an adult-only lounge for people travelling without young children. Both types of lounges are available for very reasonable rates through our partners at Holiday Extras, as well as fast-track passes through airport control and security.

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Hotels near Manchester Airport with parking

Most of our Manchester Airport hotels have limited 24hr parking. Longer term airport parking is available through our partners, Holiday Extras, after booking your hotel. Please check your hotel page before booking or contact your hotel directly to confirm parking arrangements and check availability at the time of your booking.

Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane South hotel
On-site parking is available at this hotel for £10 per night for up to four nights. There are 40 spaces for guests in total.

Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North hotel
On-site parking is available at this hotel for £10 per night for up to four nights. There are 120 spaces for guests in total.

Manchester Airport (Heald Green) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 107 spaces in total for guests.

Manchester (Wilmslow) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 103 spaces in total for guests.

Manchester (Cheadle) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 92 spaces in total for guests.

Manchester (Handforth) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 60 spaces in total for guests.

Manchester Altrincham hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 43 spaces in total for guests.

Manchester City Centre (Deansgate Locks) hotel
On-site parking is available at this hotel for £5 for 24 hours, managed by Horizon. There are 150 spaces in total for guests.

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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. Generally it’s best to be checked in and ready to get 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?

It can take roughly 10 - 45 minutes to get through passport control when you arrive at Manchester Airport

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Is Manchester Airport open 24 hours?

Yes, Manchester Airport is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. While most shops close overnight, a few that serve drinks and snacks stay open all night. Usually shops at Manchester Airport open around 6am.

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Can I print my boarding pass at Manchester Airport?

Yes, there are printers in all three terminals. You can also display boarding passes on your phone.

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Can I stay overnight at Manchester Airport?

There are no designated sleeping areas at Manchester Airport, but there are chairs and benches if you need to close your eyes for a couple of hours. For a much comfier alternative, book at one of our two Premier Inn hotels near Manchester Airport. Our Manchester Airport Runger Lane North and Manchester Airport Runger Lane South hotels are only a five-minute drive or taxi ride away and offer comfy rooms, kingsize Hypnos beds and relaxing power showers.

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Do your Manchester Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Manchester Airport?

Our team at reception can arrange shuttle buses from our Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North and South hotels to Manchester Airport between 4am and 10am, which cost £4 per adult and £1 per child. Taxis and minibus services can also be called at a charge of approximately £8 for a car and £14 for minibuses.

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How far are Premier Inn hotels from Manchester Airport?

Our closest Premier Inn hotels to Manchester Airport are our Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North and South hotels. Both hotels are about two miles away from Manchester Airport, a five-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride.

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Is there a hotel inside Manchester Airport?

Our hotels are close to Manchester Airport, but none of them are inside it. Our Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North and South hotels are a five-minute drive from Manchester Airport.

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Are buses around Manchester Airport free?

Shuttle services typically cost around £4 for a single adult, or £1 for children. National Express coach prices and other bus routes can vary.

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How much is the lounge at Manchester Airport?

You can add extras like airport lounges to your booking at a discounted rate through our partners at Holiday Extras. Standard prices are from £30 for the Sky Team Lounge at Terminal 4, £32.50 at the Club Aspire Lounge at Terminal 3, £34 at the No 1 Lounge at Terminal 3 and £40 at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 2.

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Are Manchester Terminals 1, 2 and 3 connected?

Terminals 1 and 3 are a two-minute walk from each other. All three Manchester Airport terminals are close together with moving walkways for faster transfers. It takes between 5-15 minutes to get from Terminals 1 or 3 to Terminal 2.

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How many terminals are there at Manchester Airport

There are three terminals at Heathrow Airport, Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Terminal 1 is the oldest and the largest, Terminal 2 was built to handle more demand for flights across the world and Terminal 3 handles domestic flights in the UK exclusively.

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