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The Station, Manchester Airport’s integrated transport hub, offers fast and frequent train services linking the airport with over 100 destinations across the North of England and beyond. Get off to a flying start before you board the plane by catching the train direct to the heart of Manchester Airport. Once you arrive at The Station, it’s easy to reach the terminal buildings using the Skylink moving walkways.  

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You can buy tickets to and from Manchester Airport  with First TransPennine Express by clicking this link or using our quick search on the right hand side.  

Train Services Frequent services run to and from the airport, around the clock, 7 days a week with First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. 

  • Glasgow 
  • Edinburgh 
  • Sheffield 
  • York 
  • Newcastle 
  • Leeds 
  • Liverpool 
  • Huddersfield 
  • Bolton 
  • Preston 
  • Blackpool 
  • The Lake District 
  • Chester - with Arriva Train Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly 
  • North Wales - with Arriva Train Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly 

See maps of local and regional train services direct to Manchester Airport  Trains To/From Manchester Trains run every 10 minutes to/from Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre, taking around 20 minutes.

Taking a bike on the train
Most trains have a dedicated area for carrying bicycles. Bikes are carried free of charge and can be booked in advance. You can take your bike without booking in advance, but space will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please contact the train operator for more information.

Rail Contacts

National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 08457 48 49 50

First TransPennine Express

Northern Rail


Arriva Trains Wales