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Private Hire Operators

Pick up and drop off information for private hire operators.

Private Hire Concession Cards

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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, 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 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, located at the World Freight Terminal (M90 5XR)

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 forecourtmanagement@magairports.com.

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 – Drop Off – T1 Lower Forecourt. Pick Up - T1 Arrivals
Terminal 2 – Drop Off and Pick Up - Over Height Car Park – Over Height vehicles only.
Terminal 2 – Drop Off and Pick Up – T2 West – Long Wheel Based vehicles less than 2m high
Terminal 3 – Drop Off and Pick Up – T3 Forecourt

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, located at the World Freight Terminal (M90 5XR)

Private Hire Holding Area

A dedicated Area for drivers of private hire vehicles has been made available at JetParks 1.

This area is for private hire vehicles to wait for passengers prior to picking up from a short stay car park and meeting at an agreed location within the terminal.

Facilities include:

  • Hot drinks machine
  • Indoor seating
  • Toilets
  • Flight Information Display screens.

The Area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The following fees will apply from 21st November 2019 and are payable upon exit of the Area:

 Up to 1 hour - £1.00

 1 - 2 hours - £1.50

 2 - 3 hours - £2.00

After 3 hours vehicles must leave the Area or re-circulate back into the Area. If any vehicle exceeds the 3-hour maximum stay, a £50 overstay charge shall be payable with an additional £50 per day charge being incurred thereafter.

Vehicles should enter through the entry barrier at JetParks1, and proceed through a second entry barrier to the Private Hire Holding Area.

Pick up for Over Height or Long wheel-based vehicles


Terminal 1 – Drop Off – T1 Lower Forecourt. Pick Up - T1 Arrivals
Terminal 2 – Drop Off and Pick Up - Over Height Car Park – Over Height vehicles only.
Terminal 2 – Drop Off and Pick Up – T2 West – Long Wheel Based vehicles less than 2m high
Terminal 3 – Drop Off and Pick Up – T3 Forecourt


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, located at the World Freight Terminal (M90 5XR)


For more information, please visit the Coach Operators page.