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Manchester, Manchester Airport (MAN), United Kingdom

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Facilities & infrastructure


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.

Conference & Business

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.

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    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.

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    Airport code: MAN

    Number of Terminals: 3


    There are information desks in all terminals. Several members of staff are trained in British Sign Language.

    Transfer between Terminals

    The Skylink moving walkway system links Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the airport railway station.

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    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    The city has easy-to-negotiate bus and tram networks connecting all the key points of interest. Free Metroshuttle buses cover three circular routes around the city centre, linking main rail stations and shopping areas, while the six-line Metrolink tram system connects central Manchester with places such as Bury, Rochdale and Ashton-under-Lyne.


    The city has two types of taxis for use. London-style black cabs can be flagged down, found at ranks or pre-booked. Private-hire vehicles are generally white or silver and must always be pre-booked. Black cabs can be ordered from Mantax (tel: (0161) 230 3333), while private hire cars can be booked from Street Cars (tel: (0161) 228 7878).


    Hotels in Manchester


    Manchester is a fashionable place these days, and it has the hotel portfolio to match, with some

    real gems among the usual sprinkling of business and chain properties.

    Lowry Hotel

    50 Dearmans Place, Salford
    M3 5LH Manchester
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    Category: Expensive

    The city’s first five-star hotel, it’s part of the Rocco Forte group and sits in a class of its own.

    Hilton Manchester Deansgate

    303 Deansgate
    Manchester M3 4LQ
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    Category: Expensive

    Occupying 23 floors of the Beetham Tower skyscraper, this high-end hotel has an indoor pool and other amenities.

    ABode Manchester

    107 Piccadilly
    M1 2DB Manchester
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    Category: Moderate

    A design hotel in a former Victorian cotton warehouse, taking modern British style as its ethos.

    Stay Inn Hotel

    55 Blackfriars Road
    M3 7DB Manchester
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    Category: Budget

    An affordable option sitting around 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.