Pick Up & Drop Off

Where to park if you’re picking up or dropping off

pick up and drop off

Pre-book Pick Up & Drop Off

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Dropping someone off

Drop-off areas are located directly outside the terminal building at departures level. So, you can pull up right outside, where you can touch down just long enough to unload luggage.

All passengers can use our free drop off area, located in JetParks One, from where passengers can take a short shuttle bus ride to the terminals. Please note, the bus is currently only available on demand: please call 0161 489 8666. Alternatively, you can choose to be dropped off directly outside the terminals and train station. The charge for this is £5 for five minutes and £6 for 10 minutes and is payable at the exit barrier.

An overstay charge of £25.00 will apply after 10 minutes.

See a map of the free drop off area

See a map of drop off areas outside the terminals

Drop off for Blue Badge holders

Passengers who hold a valid blue badge will be able to access the forecourt areas, free of charge, for drop-off only.

Find out more here.

Terminal 3 drop off directions

Follow the signposts for Terminals 1 and 3. You will see the Hilton Hotel, followed quickly by Clayton Hotel, on your left-hand side.

Shortly afterwards you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit at this roundabout.

At the next (mini) roundabout, take the third exit. Continue until you reach a second mini roundabout.

At the roundabout take the second exit; the 'Drop Off' area is located in front of the terminal straight ahead.

Picking someone up

There are different parking options available depending on which terminal you’re visiting. There is a Multi-Storey car park available at Terminal 3, or a Short Stay/pick up car park for Terminal 1 and the train station.

Passengers can be picked up from these car parks with a charge of £6.00 for 30 minutes. We will have staff on hand to direct those dropping-off and picking-up to the right places.

See prices for our Multi-Storey and Arrivals car parks

See here for other Manchester Airport parking prices

T3 arrivals pick up directions

Exit the M56 at Junction 5 and keep right, following signs. for Terminals 1 and 3. You will see the Hilton Hotel, followed quickly by Clayton Hotel, on your left-hand side.

Shortly afterwards you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit at this roundabout.

At the next roundabout, take the third exit heading towards Terminal 3. Proceed past the pedestrian crossing and the entrance to T3 Multi Storey is the first turning on the right. Once you enter the Multi Storey follow signs on the ground floor for T3 Pick Up Zone

Accessibility

Passengers in need of accessibility services, while picking up and dropping off, can find everything they need to know below:

Accessibility services at Terminal 1 Check-in A drop off

Accessibility services at Terminal 1 Check-in B drop off

Accessibility services at Terminal 3 pick up and drop off

Terminal 1

Terminal 3

Dropping off

  1. Leave the M56 at Junction 5 and follow the signs for Terminal 1.

  2. You will see the Hilton Hotel, followed quickly by the Clayton Hotel, on your left-hand side.

  3. Take the ramp to the left and enter the car park under the 'Drop Off' sign on the left-hand side.

Pick up - T1 Short Stay

  1. Exit the M56 at junction 5 and follow the signposts for Terminal 1

  2. Go straight ahead at the traffic light, past the Hilton Hotel on your left

  3. At the roundabout turn right

  4. Go straight ahead, passing T1 M&G and underneath the sky link.

  5. At the roundabout turn left into T1 Short Stay/pick up carpark

Dropping off

  1. Follow the signposts for Terminals 1 and 3. You will see the Hilton Hotel, followed quickly by Clayton Hotel, on your left-hand side.

  2. Shortly afterwards you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit at this roundabout.

  3. At the next (mini) roundabout, take the third exit. Continue until you reach a second mini roundabout.

  4. At the roundabout take the second exit, the 'Drop Off' area is located in front of the terminal straight ahead.

Pick up

  1. Exit the M56 at Junction 5.

  2. Follow the signposts for Terminals 1 and 3. You will see the Hilton Hotel, followed quickly by Clayton Hotel, on your left-hand side.

  3. Shortly afterwards you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit at this roundabout.

  4. At the next roundabout, take the third exit heading towards Terminal 3

  5. Continue ahead until you see the entrance to the T3 Multi Storey Car Park on your right

  6. Turn right and enter the T3 Multi Storey Car Park and follow signs for T3 Arrivals (Pick Up) Zone