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Manchester, the UK’s third-busiest airport, lies nearly nine miles south-west of the city in England’s north-west. There are drop-off points outside terminal buildings, plus various options for picking someone up. Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Hilton and Holiday Inn all have hotels locally; while nearby attractions include the Arndale Centre, the Lake District and the city’s varied museums and galleries. Book a Manchester Airport transfer with us to these or numerous other destinations.

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Top hotels local to Manchester Airport

Prebook a Manchester Airport transfer to or from one of the many great nearby hotels – which include:

  • The Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport is within a mile of the travel hub, so you can be there in minutes with a Manchester Airport transfer. Bearing four stars and a 4/5 TripAdvisor score, it’s very family-friendly.
  • Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport is a similar distance away and has a similar ranking. It’s handy for the motorway, while offering stylish restaurants in a relaxed, modern setting.
  • Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club is within five miles or 10 to 15 minutes by airport transfer. Comfortable and budget-friendly, this three-star hotel boasts acres of landscaped gardens.

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Towns and cities within reach of Manchester

  1. Chester lies just over 30 miles to the south-west, so is reachable within 45 minutes. Founded as a Roman fortress, it’s known for its walls, medieval cathedral, double-level covered shopping arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings.
  2. Blackpool is 55 miles north-west, so a Manchester airport transfer will take a little over an hour. It’s an old-school British seaside resort, complete with golden sands, Pleasure Beach amusement park and Blackpool Tower, home to the iconic Tower Ballroom.
  3. Altrincham is just five miles up the road from Manchester Airport, making for transfers within 15 minutes. Take in the modern market hall, see a show at the theatre or stroll around the many independent shops and cafes. Meanwhile, Dunham Massey is an eleventh- century National Trust estate featuring a 300-acre deer park, and Grade I-listed Georgian hall.
  4. Sale is a similar distance away on the River Mersey’s south banks, and rich in history. Check out the seventeenth-century Eyebrow Cottage on Cross Street, visit the great local shops or try watersports at Sale Water Park.
  5. Salford is 15 miles or up to 25 minutes away, with attractions including the art gallery, cathedral and Science and Industry Museum. At Salford Quays, do the BBC MediaCity tour, enjoy a waterside meal or pop into The Lowry arts centre.
  6. Liverpool is a 35-mile drive, so a Manchester airport transfer can have you there within an hour. With its regenerated Albert Dock, numerous museums and of course the famous Cavern Club and all that Beatles heritage, this buzzing city has heaps to offer.
Great attractions local to Manchester Airport
  1. Heaton Park: Lying 20 miles north, making for Manchester Airport transfers within 30 minutes, centuries-old Heaton Park offers lots to enjoy, from Heaton Hall to the farm and golf centre.
  2. Old Trafford: This is just 10 miles or 15 to 20 minutes north and a Mecca for football fans whichever team you support. Tour the stadium or catch a home game.
  3. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre: Again around 10 miles distant, this immerses kids in imaginative new worlds via different interactive features. Take the legendary Kingdom Quest ride, and enjoy the venue’s educational aspects.
  4. The Arndale Centre: Another attraction that’s around 20 minutes by airport transfer, this city-centre venue offers shopaholics 200 retail outlets, including major department stores and numerous eateries. The Trafford Centre is a similar trip from the airport, is on Manchester’s outskirts, with endless retail therapy, plus a 20-screen cinema.
  5. Museums: Within nine miles are the Manchester and Whitworth galleries, plus the Imperial War Museum North. Only slightly further afield (11 miles or 25 minutes), the People’s History Museum in a former hydraulic pumping station showcases the history of Britain’s working people.
  6. Lake District National Park: This is roughly 80 miles away, so an airport transfer could take up to an hour and a half. Blow away travel cobwebs by biking, walking or just driving around this stunning part of the world, famous for its forests, lakes and fells.
More key details for Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport provides a good range of facilities for anyone needing some extra help, from disabled loos to special assistance getting through the airport and boarding.

A hoist is available for those with reduced mobility, and should be pre-booked. Meanwhile, a ‘Changing Places’ facility offers more room than a standard accessible toilet for those with severe disabilities, and the Sunflower Room in Terminal 1 provides a calm, relaxed setting for passengers disturbed by the strong lights, noise and busy crowds of the main departure lounge.

Manchester International Airport
Olympic House
M90 1QX

Tel: 0808 169 7030
Twitter: @manairport