Airport location, terminals and transportation
Manchester International Airport is located 14 km far from the business center of the city, in Greater Manchester. This airport is the third in the list of the busiest airports in passenger traffic. The passenger turnover at the airport is about 28 million people every year. At the airport, there are three passenger terminals and two quite long air-strips. The airport was opened in the late 40s of the last century and named «Ringway». During the Second World War, the airport was used by the US Air Force. In the territory of the airport, there are a lot of infrastructure facilities: transport, offices, and hotel units. Passenger terminals are linked with each other, as well as with the Skylink system and travelators.
There is a long highway going along the airport. It links MAN with the city. In the territory of the airport, there is also a railway station and a bus station near it. The railway links the airport with Piccadilly Station in Manchester. Taxi ranks are located near each terminal. The official taxi of the airport is provided by the «Arrow» Company. There are also traditional «Blak cab» taxis. Buses run to Manchester and other cities (routes #5, 18, 19, 43, 103, 199, 200, 288, 330, 369A). You can take a transfer and a National Express bus.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Car rental services are provided by the following world-famous big companies: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, and Enterprise. To book a car in advance, it is offered to use online booking forms on the airport's website. You can also use any services to order a vehicle. To book a car, you can use the contact data specified on the airport website. Companies offer vehicles of various models and classes, for any taste and budget.
Car rental offices are located in the car center. The center (Car Rental Village) is behind the long-term parking that is located near terminal 3 at: The Car Rental Village, Ringway Road, Manchester Airport, M22 5WH. To get to the Car Rental Village, you should take a free transfer. They run every 10 minutes and their stops are situated near all the terminals.
Cars are taken and returned to the parking lot of the car rental center. The Car Rental Village is open 24 hours a day but it is better to learn about the chosen company’s working hours in advance.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
At the airport, there are several types of parking area: multi-level parking near the terminal (T1-T3), long and short-term lots; economy lot “Jet parks”; and premium parking «Meet and Greet». There is a separate area for the loading and unloading of passengers in front of each terminal.
Near the terminal, there are several hotels: Bewley,s hotel, Crowne Plasa hotel, Radisson Blu (located near T1 and T3); Hilton (near the railway station); Etrop Grand hotel (near economy lots).