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Manchester Airport (MAN) is the UK’s third-largest airport, located just nine miles south-west of the city’s centre.
From here, a whole host of award-winning airlines, including BA, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Singapore Airlines and Emirates, fly to around 200 incredible destinations spanning the entire globe, making it a great departure or arrival point in the UK. And with an average of 377 flights departing around the clock daily, you’ll have endless options when it comes to fitting your travel plans conveniently into your schedule.
Whether you’re jetting off to the Middle East to visit Dubai or staying a little closer to the UK and heading to the charming city of Dublin, one thing’s almost certain, you’ll probably be able to fly there from Manchester. How about a multi-city tour of Prague, Budapest and Vienna? Or perhaps spending your Christmas at Chateau de Montvillargenne is more your cup of tea? If that doesn’t send your wanderlust surging, why not head to Kenya in search of the Big Five?
No matter your preference, Manchester Airport is your gateway to a holiday of a lifetime.
By car: If you’re planning on getting to Manchester Airport by car, you can benefit from its easy road access via the M56. Simply pop the postcode M90 1QX into your SatNav and follow the directions that will take you right to Departures. If you’ve pre-booked parking, you’ll be pleased to know that each of the three terminals has its own car park. Simply unload the car and make your way to the airport where you’ll arrive at the check-in desk in a matter of minutes.
By train: If you plan on taking the train to the airport, you can make the most of the train service running from Manchester Piccadilly station to the airport approximately every 10 minutes. Trains from nearby major cities including Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh also serve Manchester airport.
By bus and taxi: You can reach Manchester Airport via both taxi and bus. Simply check the local timetables. When you arrive via taxi, there is a short stay car park where you can be dropped off free of charge as you unload your luggage.
Once you reach the airport, you’ll have plenty of facilities to help you kill time ahead of your flight. Choose to upgrade to services such as security fast track and VIP lounges, you’ll have time to treat yourself before you’ve even left the country. Alternatively, make the most of the ample shopping, and affordable dining and drinking options on offer.
Even forgetting something (as long as its not your passport) shouldn’t be a problem. You can change money, withdraw cash and stock up on toiletries and in-flight essentials with ease at Manchester Airport.
If you’re in need of a hotel ahead of your departure, or upon arrival in Manchester, there are plenty of options to take your pick from. With the four-star Marriott just a five-minute walk from the terminal, and the four-star Radisson Blu less than 10 minutes away, it doesn’t get much easier. You’ll also find four-star hotels such as the Clayton, Crowne Plaza and Premier Inn within easy reach of the airport.
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