Trains to Manchester Airport
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Taking the train to Manchester Airport couldn’t be easier when you travel with CrossCountry.
Located 7.5 miles from Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport is a great choice for those flying on international or domestic flights from the north. Manchester Airport has its own train station located within the airport, offering passengers ready access to all terminals. It takes just 10-15 minutes to walk indoors to the airport terminals from the station.
Getting to Manchester Airport by train
Once CrossCountry has delivered you to Manchester Piccadilly station, Manchester Airport is only around twenty minutes away on a separate service which runs everyday from the station.
Manchester Airport train station is just next to Terminal 2 – one of the airport’s three terminals. It takes between 10-15 minutes to walk from the train station to the other terminals using the Skylink walkway, giving you quick and easy access to departures and without the need for a shuttle bus.
Manchester Piccadilly is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. The whole station is step-free, with accessible ticket machines and ticket office counters as well as ramps for train access.
For more information about getting to Manchester Airport, visit Manchester Airport's website.
Our Top Travel Tips
Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:
- Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean for your journey.
- Skip the queues by purchasing your ticket on our website, or on our mobile site via your smartphone, and have them immediately sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
- Download the CrossCountry app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
- Manchester hotels – If you have an early flight and want to stay in Manchester for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.
- If you’re spending time in Manchester before or after your trip, check out our handy Manchester destination guide.
Facilities at Manchester Airport
Browsing the shops at the airport is all part of taking a trip abroad. Whether you need last minute essentials or want to treat yourself to something new, Manchester Airport has many shops for you to check out. Pop into the newsagents for a magazine or book, and pick up any forgotten headphones or chargers at the tech shops. If you're feeling fashionable, there are high-street fashion brands and luxury brands in the airport shopping area. Make sure to pick up some sweets to enjoy!
Manchester Airport has a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants as well as grab and go options to suit all your dining needs. Pick up something quick from fast-food outlets, or sit down to sample delightful cuisine. If you fancy a coffee, there are plenty of coffee shops for your java. You can also enjoy refreshing cocktails, wine, and beer at one of Manchester Airport's bars.
Manchester Airport has a range of facilities to ensure your time spent at the airport is a smooth and enjoyable experience. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you can relax in style at one of Manchester Airport’s lounges, where you can enjoy complimentary refreshments, charging outlets, and entertainment. Manchester Airport offers free WiFi for up to an hour, and four multi-faith prayer rooms.
Smoking areas are available outside all three terminal buildings before check-in and after arrivals.