Manchester Airport is one of England’s busiest airports and is the country’s largest outside the southeast region. Our Manchester Airport guide includes information on how to get to the airport, terminal facilities and where to stay.
A new £20 million control tower was opened in mid-2013. Construction of the Airport City project is under way, which will include the addition of business, retail and leisure facilities and new hotels upon completion in 2016. Major terminal improvements and the construction of a new tram connection are at the planning stage.
There are information desks in all terminals. Several members of staff are trained in British Sign Language.
The Skylink moving walkway system links Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the airport railway station.
From central Manchester, take the southbound A5103 (Princess Road) and merge onto the southbound M56 motorway. Manchester Airport is located off junction 5 of the M56 motorway. Directions for all terminals are clearly signposted.
Rail: Manchester Airport’s rail, coach and bus interchange, known as The Station, is connected to all three terminals via the Skylink moving walkway system. Trains operate to Manchester Airport from many stations in northern England and the Midlands. There is a frequent service between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly Station in the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: £4), which has connections to most major destinations. For information on times and fares, contact the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line (tel: 0845 748 4950; www.nationalrail.co.uk).
Bus: The 24-hour Skyline bus 43 operates to the city centre (journey time: 60 minutes; fare: £2.90). Manchester Airport’s bus network also provides direct services to many local areas and other major towns and cities. For local bus information, contact Traveline North West (tel: 0871 200 2233; www.traveline-northwest.co.uk).
Coach: A number of National Express (tel: 0870 580 8080; www.nationalexpress.com) services run from The Station to long-distance destinations throughout the United Kingdom. A dedicated ticket desk at The Station can provide full details of all routes and rates.
ATMs, full service banking facilities and bureaux de change are available in each terminal. Currency can be pre-ordered from Travelex through the airport’s website and collected on arrival at the airport.
Free Wi-Fi internet access (up to 60 minutes) is provided in the terminal buildings; internet booths are available for those without wireless-enabled devices. Public telephones are positioned throughout Manchester Airport. A post office is located on-site.
All terminals have a good choice of restaurants, cafés and bars; some of which are open 24 hours a day. The majority of places to eat and drink are in the departures areas, but there are some options in the arrivals and check-in halls. The new Food Quarter food court in the departures area of Terminal 1 features a range of pop-up street-food-style eateries.
Duty-free shops (for non-EU passengers) and a variety of gift shops, newsagents and fashion boutiques are available in all terminals. For those not wishing to take their purchases with them on the flight, a ‘collect on return’ service is available.
Left-luggage facilities and lost property offices are operated by Excess Baggage Limited (tel: (0161) 489 3463 or 6031) in the Terminal 1 and 2 arrivals areas. Luggage trolleys can be hired for a £1 or €2 deposit.
Other facilities at Manchester Airport include a medical centre, prayer rooms, baby changing facilities and a 24-hour children’s play area. The on-site Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport (tel: (0161) 490 5000; www.radisson.com) provides shower facilities. It is also possible to take tours of the airport’s preserved Concorde aircraft in the Concorde Conference Centre.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport (tel: (0161) 490 5000; www.radisson.com), which is served by the airport’s Skylink covered walkway, houses conference space for up to 400 delegates. Conference facilities are also available in the on-site Concorde Conference Centre (tel: (0161 489 8299).
Servisair lounges are located in Terminals 1 and 2, while airline-specific lounges and VIP Escape Lounges can be found in all terminals.
There are accessible toilets and telephones, as well as ramps and lifts throughout the terminals. All telephones are fitted with induction loops, and the desk in Terminal 1 International Arrivals is equipped with a Minicom system. There are designated spaces in all car parks for disabled travellers, and airport buses connecting these areas are fully accessible. Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should contact their airline at least 48 hours in advance.
There are 14,000 car parking spaces at Manchester Airport. Short-stay multistorey car parks are located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 – discounted rates are on offer when pre-booking online. A regular courtesy shuttle bus operates from the nearby long-term and economy Jet Parks areas to all terminals. Valet parking is available on request – for more information and for rates and reservations for all parking options, contact the airport parking office (tel: 0871 310 2200).
Manchester Airport has a range of hotels of all levels and types, many of which offer courtesy shuttle services to and from the terminals.
Cardiff Airport, which operates both domestic and international routes, is the largest airport in Wales. Our Cardiff Airport guide includes airport contact details and information on how to get there, where to stay nearby and facilities within the terminal.
The Welsh government confirmed the purchase of Cardiff Airport in March 2013 from previous owner TBI.
Airport Operations Assistants can assist passengers with queries – these assistants are contactable at various call points throughout the terminal building. The tourist information centre in the arrivals area can provide information on local attractions.
From the M4, exit at junction 33 and follow the southbound A4232. Take the first exit off the A4232 at Culverhouse Cross and follow signs to Cardiff Airport along the A4050 and A4226. From central Cardiff, head west along the A4232 and turn off at Culverhouse Cross, following the A4050 and A4226 to the airport.
Public transport rail:
Train: Arriva Trains Wales runs services in each direction between Cardiff Central Station and Rhoose Cardiff International Station (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: £4) – trains run every hour from Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on a Sunday. A shuttle bus connects the station in Rhoose and Cardiff Airport (journey time: 5-10 minutes; fare: £1).
Public transport road:
Bus: Cardiff Bus X91 runs between Cardiff Central Station and the airport every two hours (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: £4).
Money: There are ATMs and bureaux de change on the first floor of the terminal building, before security. A bureau de change is also located in the departures area.
Communication: A pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi internet service is available throughout the terminal building, and internet kiosks are also present. There is a postbox outside the terminal building – stamps can be purchased at the newsagent on the first floor of the public area.
Food: Several catering options are available at Cardiff Airport. These include a café selling sandwiches, hot food and beverages before security, and a café and two bars post-security.
Shopping: There is a newsagent selling a full range of newspapers, books, snacks, gifts and tobacco before the security area. The duty-free shop in the departures lounge offers a wide range of perfume, cosmetics, confectionery, clothing and electronic equipment. There is also a shop selling clothing and accessories in the departures area.
Luggage: Items found should be handed to a member of security or to the airport assistants. Enquiries about lost property should be made to the airport’s main information line (tel: (01446) 711 111).
Other: Baby care rooms are available on the first floor of the departure lounge and in the arrivals hall. A children’s play area is located in the airside departure lounge and there are two game zones with the latest video arcade machines: one on the first floor and the other within the departure lounge. A chaplaincy (tel: 07824 878261) is located on the first floor, in the departures area.
Conference and business:
The Executive Lounge is located in the international departures area and offers refreshments, fax and photocopying services, telephones and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, two meeting rooms with capacity for up to 30 delegates are available for hire.
The airport has a range of services for the disabled. These include: low-level kerbs, lifts between all floors, adapted toilets, a Minicom facility and induction loops for the deaf or hard of hearing, an ambulift for aircraft boarding, and reduced-height telephones. There are also designated parking spaces in the short- and long-term car parks. Wheelchairs are available for use throughout the terminal building. Passengers requiring assistance should contact the airport PRM helpline.
The short-term car park is opposite the terminal building. Long-term car parking options are a little further from the terminal, but are linked via a free shuttle bus service. Drivers picking-up or dropping-off passengers can pay a small fee to park for up to 10 minutes in front of the terminal, or can wait for 20 minutes free of charge in the long-stay car park 1. Car parking can be booked through the airport’s website in advance.
Cardiff Airport Transfer & Chauffeur Services:
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There are a number of hotels near Cardiff Airport, some of which provide courtesy shuttle transfers to and from the terminal building.
Find all the information related to Liverpool John Lennon Airport like getting to the airport, airport facilities, arrival departure, security and custom.
Make sure you leave plenty of time to not only arrive at the airport, but importantly to pass through the airport too. Liverpool John Lennon Airport recommends passengers arrive a minimum of 2 hours before departure to allow sufficient time to check-in, pass through airport security and to take advantage of the many new passenger facilities now available in the departure lounge. All passengers are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure they arrive at the Departure Gate at the published boarding time as stipulated by their airline.
Liverpool airport has one terminal which sees 3.2 million passengers fly to over 33 destinations each year. You can find all the information you need here to make sure your visit runs smoothly, whether you are travelling to, from or through Liverpool Airport.
Liverpool has all your needs covered, find out about the facilities put in place to make your time at Liverpool airport hassle free.
Your business doesn’t need to stop while you are at Liverpool. From executive lounges & business communication aids to conference centres with all the business facilities you need to keep your business running efficiently during your time at Liverpool.
Coming in by car? Head on over to ParkingLiverpoolAirport.com for a great overview of parking spots and pre-booking arrangements.
Liverpool has lots of facilities in place for disabled travellers and those needing extra assistance.
Travelling with Children
Liverpool is well equipped and organised to help those travelling with children.
Liverpool Airport Transfer & Chauffeur Facility –
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Conveniently near major road and rail connections in southwest England, Bristol Airport is one of the main air transport hubs for the region. Our Bristol Airport guide features information on airport facilities, transfer options and contact details.
Information: The information desk is situated in the public area of the terminal, before the security screening area. Bristol Airport is located just off the A38, which connects to the centre of Bristol (to the northeast). From the north (Birmingham), turn off the southbound M5 at junction 18 and take the eastbound A4 towards Bristol, before connecting with the A404 and A38 towards Taunton. From the south (Exeter), leave the M5 at junction 22 and take the A38 towards Bristol. From the east (Reading and Swindon), join the M5 southbound, exit at junction 18, and take the A4 towards Bristol. From here, take the A404, which connects to the A38. From South Wales, follow the eastbound M4 over the Severn Crossing; at junction 22 branch left to join the M49 and then take the A4 at junction 18. Continue on the A4/A3029 and turn off onto the A38.
Public Transport –
Rail: The nearest mainline train station to Bristol Airport is Bristol Temple Meads, which is approximately seven miles away, near the city centre. The Airport Flyer Express Link (flyer.bristolairport.co.uk) coach service connects from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Airport every eight minutes at peak times (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: £7). Information on all national rail travel is available through the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line.
Bus: Flyer Airport Express Link (flyer.bristolairport.co.uk) runs buses A1 and A2 between Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol Bus Station, major city hotels, Clifton and Bristol Airport (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: £7). Tickets are available through the airport’s website. Local bus services also run to and from the airport and connect to Bath and Weston-super-Mare.
Coach: National Express (tel: 0871 781 8178; www.nationalexpress.com) coaches operate throughout southwest England and south Wales to Bristol Bus Station, where passengers can connect to the Flyer Airport Express Link, which runs to Bristol Airport. The 404 overnight National Express route between Penzance and London operates via Bristol Airport.
Money: Bureau de change desks and ATMs can be found at Bristol Airport both before and after the security checkpoint.
Communication: Wi-Fi internet connection is available free of charge for up to 30 minutes throughout the terminal – charges apply thereafter. Computer kiosks with internet access and printing services are also available pre- and post-security. Payphones are located at various points within the terminal.
Food: There is a choice of snack bars and cafés before security. A café, bar and a selection of places to eat – including a family-friendly restaurant and fast-food outlets – can be found airside.
Shopping: A good range of shops are located in the departures area, including a newsagent and a bookshop. The duty-free outlet in Departures offers a free collection service for passengers wishing to pick-up purchases on their return. A convenience shop is located in the check-in area and a newsagent can be found in the arrivals hall.
Luggage: Baggage trolleys are available at a cost of £2 (or €2) from various locations around the terminal. A porter service is available from Bagport UK.
Other: Mother and baby facilities are provided at suitable points of the terminal. A pharmacy is situated in the departures area.
Conference and business:
Four meeting and conference rooms (tel: 0871 334 4444), offering capacity for up to 100 delegates, are available within the administration building, which is close to the main terminal – other facilities here include basic office services such as fax and photocopying. The Servisair Executive lounge is situated in the departures area and includes complimentary drinks and snacks, fax and telephone facilities, TVs and Wi-Fi internet access.<
Meeting facilities are also offered by some nearby hotels, including the Holiday Inn Bristol Airport.
Bristol Airport features lifts to all floors, disabled toilets with help buttons and Braille signage. Wheelchairs are available on request. Disabled parking spaces are conveniently positioned in all airport car parks, with 30 minutes of free parking offered in the Express car park for blue badge holders. For general inquiries regarding passengers with reduced mobility, contact OCS (tel: (01275) 473 403; www.ocs.co.uk). Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline before travelling.
The short-stay car park is close to the terminal and is available for periods of up to three days. Secure Premier parking and valet parking are also offered near the terminal. Away from the terminal, the long-stay car park is a three- to four-minute courtesy bus ride away; while the economy Silver Zone car park (for stays of more than four days) is a six-minute courtesy bus ride from the terminal. All parking (tel: 0871 334 4450) is bookable via the airport’s website.
Bristol Airport Transfer & Chauffeur Services:
Hotels: There are no hotels at Bristol Airport, but there are a number of accommodation options within a 3km (2-mile) radius.
Find out how to travel between Stansted Airport and Central London by rail, coach or taxi, plus your guide to airport transfers and car parking. London Stansted Airport (STN) is the UK’s third busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. The airport is located 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London. It is home to many of the UK’s low-cost airlines, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations.
Arriving and Departing from Stansted Airport –
The Stansted Airport Arrivals hall has a range of shops, restaurants, currency exchange services and car rental reservation desks.
Stansted Airport Departures can be found on the ground floor. After checking-in, passengers must clear security control before entering the departure lounge, where there’s a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Stansted Airport by Rail –
Stansted Express is the quickest way into Central London. Full-service trains leave the airport from approximately 5.30am (depending on the day of the week) to 11.45pm (or until 12.30am without stopping at Tottenham Hale – services operate later during weekends). Trains run every 15 minutes. A standard adult single ticket costs £23.40. The journey time is 47 minutes and most trains stop at Tottenham Hale station before terminating at Liverpool Street station.
Stansted Airport by Coach –
easyBus offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Central London and Stansted Airport. The service operates every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except Christmas day). The journey time is one hour and 15 minutes direct and non-stop to London (Baker Street). Prices start at £2 (online price) one way.
National Express operates a 24-hour service to Victoria Coach Station with stops at Golder’s Green, Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, Baker Street and Marble Arch. A second service stops at Liverpool Street via Stratford, Whitechapel, Shorditch, Bethnal Green, Mile End and Bow. There are several coaches an hour during the day. Prices start from £8 (plus £1 booking fee) for a single ticket.
Terravision offers a low-cost coach service into Central London from Stansted. There are three services to choose from: a non-stop coach to Victoria Coach Station, a route to Liverpool Street Station and a service to Stratford. Single fares start from £6.
Popular with budget travellers, London Luton Airport is within easy reach of Central London by public transport. London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK’s largest airports, carrying 9.7 million passengers in 2013. The airport is a major base for low-cost or “no-frills” air travel and is located just 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London. To see LTN’s exact location, visit the London Airports Map.
The Luton Airport Arrivals lounge is home to shops, bars, restaurants, a currency exchange and an onward travel centre where you can arrange car hire or book bus and coach tickets.
The Luton Airport Departures lounge has a babycare room, shops, restaurants, bars and a currency exchange.
Travelling By Train To And From Luton Airport –
A regular shuttle bus links the airport to Luton Airport Parkway train station in around 10 minutes. From there, frequent rail services travel to Central London and take as little as 21 minutes with East Midlands Trains and 25 minutes with First Capital Connect. First Capital Connect services connect to stations including St Pancras International, Farringdon, London Bridge andBlackfriars in Central London. Trains run throughout the day and night and a standard single costs £13.50.
Travelling By Coach To And From Luton Airport –
easyBus offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Central London and Luton Airport. There are stops at Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Oxford Street/Marble Arch andLondon Victoria. Fares start at £2 (online price) one-way. Book online and early for the best prices. Find out more at the easyBus website.
Luton Airport Parking –
If you wish to drive to Luton Airport, there are a range of short-term and long-term car parks.
Luton Airport Transfer & Chauffeur Service –
Farnborough airport is ideally located near the heart of London and is Europe’s finest facility dedicated exclusively to business aircraft. The airport is run and leased by TAG Aviation, and is its principle operational base. The site was originally established as a balloon factory for the Royal Engineers in 1905. The airfield is now home to the famous “Farnborough International Air show” attracting crowds in excess of 250,000.
TAG Aviation are responsible for Farnborough airfield toady, taking over from The Ministry of Defence who operated the site for 100 years. TAG aim to turn Farnborough into Europe’s premier business airport. The airport is famous for the Farnborough International Air show which takes place every two years and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Farnborough Airport, conveniently located near the heart of London, is Europe’s finest facility dedicated exclusively to business aircraft. From the M3, take the A327 Ively road or from the A331 take the A3011 towards Farnborough, then the A325 to the Pinehouse roundabout, turn left and follow the road, across another roundabout until you reach the airport.
Stagecoach number 2 bus runs from Camberley to Farnborough and the Countrywide number 73 bus 73 runs through Church Crookham, through Farnborough and to Aldershot. There is an entrance to the airport site close to the bus stop on the Farnborough road by Farnborough College of Technology. Farnborough Main train station is only a 40 minute journey from London Waterloo and from there the airport is only a short taxi ride away.
Farnborough Airport Transfers & Chauffeur Services