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Private Hire Operators

Pick up and drop off information for private hire operators.

Private Hire Operators

Manchester Airport offers a Private Hire Concession Card which offers private hire drivers up to a 40% discount on the published forecourt and car park prices.

To apply for a concession card, which can be used until 31/03/2019, you will be required to produce:

  • Your valid private hire licence badge or valid PSV licence.
  • Your valid driving licence.
  • Operator’s Licence (where applicable)
  • Planning application/Approval (where applicable)
  • A valid form of photographic ID (passport or driving licence and counterpart or private hire badge with photograph)
  • A copy of your vehicle insurance.
  • Your current stored value card (where applicable)
  • A completed application form, together with payment. 

Applications and renewals will be accepted from Wed 23 May 2018 and 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 Manchester Airport Forecourt Management Office, located at Staff East Car Park, M22 5YA.

Opening times for the Forecourt Management office are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For queries, please email

Click here to download an application form.

There is a free drop off zone located at Jet Parks 1 which is clearly signposted.

Pick up for Over Height or Long wheel-based vehicles

Terminal 1 – T1 Arrivals
Terminal 2 – Over Height Car Park
Terminal 3 – T1 arrivals or T1/T3 Long Stay

Alternatively, you can visit Coach Transport Operations Centre where you can pay for a permit to access the Controlled Bus lanes within the Terminal Forecourts.

The address is: Customer Transport Operations Centre, Pinfold Lane, Manchester Airport Cargo Centre, M90 5AF.