Local Residents

Local residents who work at, or commute from, the Ground Transport Exchange (Train/Bus Station) and who live in certain postcode areas, are able to apply for an annual permit.



Please note that the office is relocating and is currently closed until further notice.

During this time there will be NO NEW PERMITS issued however we will accept and process renewals and existing profile changes via email.

Please email your query to: forecourtmanagement@magairports.com.

The Station

We recognise that The Station serves as the main commuter station for people living in the surrounding neighbourhood. Therefore, users within a defined postal area have the opportunity to apply for an annual permit, giving them free drop-off and pick-up access for The Station, subject to payment of the application fee set out below.

The cost of the application is £30 for 12 months and will allow one free pick up and drop off per day. Drop off will be at the Ground Transport Interchange and pick up will be at T1 Arrivals (maximum waiting time 30 mins).

Application requirements:

  • Only 1 application per household and must fall within the catch area (M22, M23, WA15, WA16 and SK9)

  • Valid form of photographic ID (passport or diving licence and counterpart) plus utility bill with post code.

  • Vehicle insurance details

  • Maximum 2 vehicles per application

To apply for a card, please fill in this form.

Applications will be charged at £30 (incl. VAT); payment can be made with a debit or credit card. (Cheque or cash payments cannot be accepted.)

Applications are to be made at the Customer Transport Operations Centre, World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport, M90 5XR. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 8am until 4pm. For queries, please email forecourtmanagement@magairports.com.

The accepted postcode areas are listed below.

  • M22 0

  • M22 1

  • M22 4

  • M22 5

  • M22 8

  • M22 9

  • M23 0

  • M23 1

  • M23 2

  • M23 9

  • SK9 4

  • SK9 5

  • WA15 0

  • WA15 7

  • WA15 8

  • WA16 6

  • WA16 7