Transfer to Manchester Airport
How to get from Manchester International Airport to the city center
If you’re planning to visit Manchester, you probably already know what this city is famous for. It’s a home to the world’s most popular professional football club Manchester United. In addition to that, Manchester is a vibrant city with live music venues, large shopping centers and tasty cuisine. In Manchester everyone can find something for themselves.
In case you choose to fly to Manchester, the first thing you get to see is the airport.
It is the UK's third largest and busiest airport with three terminals, two runways and its own railway station called The Station. Manchester Airport is 15 kilometers far from the city center, which makes it easy and convenient to get there.
The city center is accessible by train, bus and taxi or transfer.
Going by train to the city center is the fastest way. It will take you just 17 minutes to reach Manchester. The train station at the Manchester Airport is within 5 to 15-minute walk from any terminal. Trains run every 10 minutes. Your final destination is Manchester Piccadilly station. In the train you can find some space for luggage and free Wi-Fi. Despite all the advantages, it can be inconvenient lugging your bags after you arrive at the city center trying to get to your accommodation. Besides, it can be tiring navigating public transport after a long international flight.
Time: 17 minutes
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There are two Stagecoach buses you can take from Manchester airport to get to the city center, their numbers are 43 and 103. Taking the bus is not the best option. It’s the slowest and it will take you about 45 minutes to reach Manchester. Surprisingly, it’s not the cheapest either. So there is no reason for you to consider a bus.
Time: 45 minutes
Getting a taxi is the quickest and most convenient way of reaching Manchester. Taxis are in front of all terminals and are available 24/7. The average cost is around £44, which is not cheap, yet you can save a buck by booking a car at a transfer company.
We recommend GetTransfer, as it offers the best prices in the area. In case you don’t agree with the company’s pricing, you can offer yours, which is pretty convenient.
For a group of four and more people, GetTransfer can find you a vehicle that suits the size of your company with all the baggage you have. Another sweet little bonus is that you can share the cost of the ride, which is beneficial for everyone.
For families and passengers with massive luggage, getting a suitable vehicle on GetTransfer is a lifesaver. You won’t have to worry about your heavy belongings or your children getting lost in public transport. GetTransfer is a stress-free experience.
The journey takes about 25 minutes. With GetTransfer the time flies by while you’re admiring Manchester city from your passenger seat.
Booking the most suitable vehicle with GetTransfer is as easy as pie. All you need is to either download GetTransfer app on your phone, or visit GetTransfer.com and fill in all the required information on the homepage, and then click “Get Offers”. The rest is up to the system. In a moment, you will be offered several options to choose from. If there are any extra requirements for the driver ― you can leave a message in the comment section.
What you get when you book GetTransfer
- A wide variety of vehicle types: you can pick from passenger cars to shuttle buses. It all depends on how big your company is and how much baggage you’re carrying.
- You can book a transfer in advance and schedule a pickup time.
- No additional costs: taxes, road fees, and tips are included.
- Your safety comes first. You know in advance who is picking you up, and you can choose your driver based on the ratings and the car photos.
- You can choose from a few types of private traveling, from the most affordable to the VIP status.
- Every vehicle comes with individual additional services, be it free Wi-Fi access, cool drinks, safety shield or wheelchair accessible transfer. You can see what a vehicle has onboard when you choose your transfer.
- Vehicles are family friendly: if you travel with kids, you can find a required child seat type.
Among other perks, with GetTransfer, you can also plan your way back to the airport when it is time to go home.
The driver you choose will wait for you at the arranged time and pre-agreed location. If you can’t keep up, no worries! There is a free waiting time: 60 minutes at airports and 15 minutes at all other locations.