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Arriving At The Airport

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Arriving at Manchester Airport

To make your journey to Manchester Airport easier here are a few tips:

Passport Control

You will be faced with two options; EU or NON-EU.

  • Please do not use mobile phones in this area.
    Please have you passport open at the photo page ready for scanning.
  • Please note that due to tighter restrictions all passports need to be scanned at the desk, which may take a few minutes.

For more information go to our our Arriving at the Airport section.

 

E-Gates

If your passport has the biometric symbol (see image below) on the front cover then you have a biometric passport and are able to use the e-gates. 

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They are available in terminal 1 of 2. You can use these if you are British, from the EEX, Switzerland or Liechtenstein and have a new biometric passport.

Instead of queuing to go through passport control, you can make your journey easier by using the e-gates – simply follow the instructions at the gate. 

 

Customs and Immigration

Please be aware that all passengers will be required to pass through Customs and Immigration.

Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK.

After passing through Passport Control, you will enter the Baggage Reclaim hall this is where you will collect your checked-in baggage. Check the information screens to see which carousel you need to go to. 

For lost and delayed luggage - here are the contacts

Onward Travel

Our integrated public transport hub, The Station, is a state-of-the art interchange for rail, tram and bus services across the North West and beyond. 


If you’ve parked at the airport, check how you need to pay. Do you need to visit a pay station before you leave the car park? Turn Up parking

Read our comprehensive guide to getting from the airport and view a range of useful To & From the Airport.

Onward Travel Maps

See our handy maps for Manchester Airport for the arrivals area at each terminal, so you can plan out your journey.

Terminal 1 Arrivals and Pick Up and Drop Off

Terminal 2 Arrivals and Pick Up and Drop Off

Terminal 3 arrivals and Pick Up and Drop Off