With the centre of York only 83 miles northeast of Manchester Airport, it’s super-easy for travellers to get to and from the city by car, coach or train.
There are regular services from the centre of York that run directly to Manchester Airport, making rail travel a great way to start your trip. Journeys take just under 2 hours and run frequently both on weekdays and weekends.
If you’re looking for an alternative to rail then you can keep costs low by taking coaches to and from Manchester Airport and York. Most routes require a transfer in Leeds and take around 4 hours, depending on the delay between connections.
Driving between York and Manchester Airport is a breeze via the M62. Most journeys will only take around 1 hour 40 minutes and you can even hire a car from the airport if you need to. You may still want to book a hotel room near the airport if you have an early flight, as traffic can be an issue through Leeds and Manchester.