Trains to Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport is the UK's busiest outside London, transferring 23.5 million people around the globe every year, and we've made getting to your getaway easier than ever. TransPennine Express trains to Manchester Airport stop right in the airport, meaning that rail travel is a perfect option for getting your holiday off to a flying start.

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Direct trains connect Manchester Airport to over 100 destinations (including Leeds, Sheffield, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Preston) and operate almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The service to and from Manchester Piccadilly takes just 20 minutes, with 6 trains an hour and Piccadilly is a great transport hub itself with train connections to other parts of the UK.


On arrival at the train station follow signs to the terminal buildings. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are provided.

Terminal 1 (T1): approx 5-minute walk

Terminal 2 (T2): approx 10-minute walk

Terminal 3 (T3): approx 7-minute walk. 

A regular shuttle bus operates from outside the train station and the arrivals hall of Terminal 3.

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On arrival at the airport follow signs to The Station. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are provided. Self service ticket machines are available within the baggage reclaim areas if you haven't already purchased your train tickets.


Train tickets can be purchased in advance, from the self service ticket machines within the Airport's baggage reclaim areas or from the ticket office at the train station. Pre-booked tickets can also be collected from the self service ticket machines. The ticket office within the train station provides information on all onward train journeys and tickets.


If you catch the 200 bus from the station you can visit Concorde at the Runway Visitor Park. On a booked Concorde tour you can sit in the leather seats in the cockpit, sip a glass of bubbly and wonder at the supersonic luxury. 

The visitor park also has other planes to see, a raised viewing platform to watch take off and landings and a restaurant with an amazing view.


At the Grain Loft (T1) you can get classics like burgers, nachos or fish and chips, served with a local cask ale. They also have booths where you can plug in your device and listen to your own music. At Cabin (T2) all dishes are served within 15 minutes and include tiger prawn curry, chicken caesar salad or a sharing platter of pulled pork nachos. Terminal 3 houses the traditional Italian Trattoria Milano, where you’ll find breakfast dishes as well as stone-baked pizza, mushroom ravioli and delicious desserts.

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