Manchester Airport by Car

Travelling to Manchester Airport by Car is easy due to the location of the Airport, situated just off the M56 Motorway it is easily accessible from all parts of the country. The Airport is situated about 12 miles from Manchester city centre so if you are travelling with a group then a car may be the best mode of transport as petrol combines with parking costs may be less than a taxi fare from outlying areas or from further afield.

The airport is signposted on all major routes around Manchester so you will not get lost while making your way to the site. It is situated off junction 5 of the M56 motorway and can be accessed both eastbound and westbound. If travelling to the airport via the M6 or the M60 follow the airport signs and you will not go wrong.

If you are travelling to Manchester Airport by car to pick someone up and to meet the as they arrive then there are various pick up points situated at each of the terminals making it easy to stop and pick up bags etc. The passenger pick up points are signposted around the roads that criss cross the airport site.

If you are dropping a traveller off at the Airport to catch a departing flight, drop off points are also available at each terminals making it so easy and accessible when travelling to Manchester Airport by car. The drop off areas are signposted on the main roads surrounding the airport.

If you plan to leave your car at the airport for a long stay or short stay then there are a host of parking facilities available across the airport. For more information see Manchester Airport Parking.

A petrol station is situated on the site so car users can fill up while at the airport so of you are travelling to Manchester Airport by car and you need petrol you have a chance to fill up.

Map of Manchester Airport

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The Benefits of Travelling to Manchester Airport by Car

  • Flexibility – You can travel at a time to suit you and you do not have to rely on anyone else.
  • Cost – Sharing a car can be cheaper than a taxi or public transport