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However you’re travelling to the airport, allow plenty of time to get here in case there are any delays on your route. If you’ll be arriving by car, please be aware that there are currently roadworks at and around the airport, and some road layouts may have changed. You may need to allow extra time for your journey.
Always follow your airline’s guidance on how to check in for your flight and how early you need to be at the airport.
As a general guide, you will need to have checked in and be ready to go through security at least 2 hours before your flight departure time.
At Manchester Airport, we make the safety and security of customers and staff our absolute priority. To make your journey as smooth as possible and avoid unnecessary delays, we ask that you pay special attention to our security procedure.
There are three terminals at Manchester Airport. You will find details of your airline on your ticket or itinerary, from which you can find out which terminal your flight will depart from.
You can easily walk between terminals at Manchester Airport and there is a skylink connecting terminals 1 and 2, which is about a 15 minute walk.
The walking distance from terminal 1 to terminal 3 is approximately a five minute walk through a covered walkway.
Travel to and through the airport with ease.
View our terminal departure maps you can plan ahead and make the most of the wide range of shops, bars, restaurantes and facilities available at the Manchester Airport terminals.
Airport Departure Maps
Start your airport shopping early. Browse from thousand of products at great prices, reserve online and collect in-store at the airport.
Place an online order of £20 or more to collect at the airport, and receive two FastTrack tickets.