Manchester Public Transport

Travelling from Manchester Airport 

Taxi Transfers

If you asked us to arrange transfers for you on arrival,  please go to the Street Cars office in the airport terminal. This office will have your reservation and one of their drivers will transport you to your accommodation. 

If you are under 18, your driver is usually from a company called SWINTON TRAVEL and the driver will meet you in the Arrivals Hall.

Age 18+ Information video

Age 16/17 Information video

If you did not ask us to arrange an airport transfer but would now like to book a taxi, please ask at the Street Cars desk and they will be happy to help you.

 Public Transport

If you are planning to take public transport when you arrive at Manchester airport you need to head to The Station, the main public transport hub at the airport.  

Here you can take a train, bus or tram to lots of areas in Manchester. 

The Station is less than a ten minute walk from terminals 1, 2 and 3. It is connected to all terminals by the Skylink moving walkways, lifts and escalators.

Manchester Airport

Map for guidance only.

The Station



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Travelling by Tram

The tram system in Greater Manchester is called Metrolink.  There are 92 tram stops across Manchester.  Trams run regularly from the airport to the city centre and other destinations across Manchester.

Find out more about travelling by tram.

Manchester Tram Map

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Travelling by Bus 

A bus runs from Manchester airport to the city centre 24 hours a day.  You can also catch buses directly to other areas of the city.

Find out more about travelling by bus.


Travelling by Train

Trains run from Manchester airport to Manchester Piccadilly (city centre) every 10 minutes, 7 days a week. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes.

Find out more about travelling by train.