Travel directions to Manchester Airport

On this page you can plan your trip to Manchester Airport. Here you can also find other useful tips about travelling through United Kingdom by car.

Address information

Manchester Airport

Carlyle House, Lower Ground Floor
235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road

Traffic Information:

Manchester Airport is easily accessible, both by public transport and by car. Many travelers go to the airport by public transport, which benefits the flow of car traffic around Manchester Airport. The most easy way is to travel by car, you can travel at your own pace and you are not dependent on public transport. Parking at Manchester airport also allows a quick and simple depature from the airport when returning from your travel.

Manchester Airport is located 9 miles (14.5km) south of Manchester city centre. The closest main road is the M56 which connects to the M6, M60 and M62.

If you’re using satnav the postcodes are:

  • Terminal 1: M90 1QX
  • Terminal 2: M90 1QX
  • Terminal 3: M90 1QX

Please follow the signs at the airport to the location of your terminal.

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Under normal weather and traffic conditions you can roughly assume the following travel times:

Manchester -> Manchester Airport (MAN) 8.7 miles / 0:26 hours
Liverpool -> Manchester Airport (MAN) 35.8 miles / 0:55 hours
Sheffield -> Manchester Airport (MAN) 43.6 miles / 1:15 hours
Leeds -> Manchester Airport (MAN) 57.2 miles / 1:15 hours
Birmingham -> Manchester Airport (MAN) 78.8 miles / 1:40 hours

On the road information:

Before you start, we recommend that you have your car checked for any technical defects. This ensures that you arrive at the airport on time and that you are not late for check-in.

This concerns matters such as the fluids (The oil level and coolant) Also make sure that your tire pressure is correct, including that of the spare wheel. In addition, we would like to point out to you to check the functioning of your lighting.

Petrol stations

Whether you drive on petrol, diesel or LPG, you can refuel these fuels almost anywhere. When you travel via the highways, we recommend that you first fill up in built-up areas, often this is cheaper than when you fill up next to the highway. LPG is not always available at built-up petrol stations for safety reasons.

Roadside assistance

If you are unlucky on the road despite the technical inspection of your vehicle, you can of course contact your roadside assistance company. These will help you on your way again, we recommend that you alway opt for breakdown coverage. You never know what might happen on the road.

Maximum Speed

Although you are probably familiar with traffic regulations, we would like to point out that the following speed limits apply. The speed limit on motorway and dual carriageway is usually 70 miles per hour. On single carriageway and single-track road, a maximum speed of 60 miles per hour applies, if you drive in built-up areas, there is a speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Please pay attention to road & motorway construction and check traffic conditions before you leave.

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