The station is just a short walk from the terminals
Direct trains to the airport
The station is located at the heart of the airport campus, which means passengers have easy access to all the terminals. With moving walkways throughout, it should take no more than 5 - 15 minutes to get to and from the terminals.
Regular trains to and from Manchester Piccadilly
Trains from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre take around 20 minutes. They run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. Meanwhile, you can travel to just about anywhere in the UK from Manchester Piccadilly.
Where can I buy a ticket?
Save money by pre-booking your train tickets online on the official Manchester Airport website. You can also buy train tickets online for travel that day, or there are ticket machines and an information desk at the Manchester Airport train station.
Most trains have a dedicated area for storing bicycles. Bikes are stored 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.
Yes. You can buy tickets online, or at the ticket machines or rail information desk located at The Station.
Lifts, escalators and moving walkways connect the train station and terminal buildings. Overhead signs will help guide you through the airport.
An average guide is provided below.
Terminal 1 (T1): approx. 5-minute walk
Terminal 2 (T2): approx. 10-minute walk
Terminal 3 (T3): approx. 7-minute walk
We advise that you factor in extra time during your journey to allow for delays and other unforeseen circumstances. Some train operators – for example, TransPennine Express – allow you to use an alternative service (up to 3 hours later) should you miss your train. However, we advise that you contact the train operator you’re travelling with to check their policy.
Yes. You’ll be able to purchase refreshments before you board your train.