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Pick Up & Drop Off

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

pick up and drop off

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.

From Tuesday 10th JulyManchester Airport is introducing a tariff for dropping off at the airport. All passengers can use our free drop off area, from which a shuttle bus will transport you free of charge to your terminal. Alternatively, you can choose to be dropped off directly outside the terminals and train station. The charge for this is £3 for five minutes and £4 for 10 minutes.

For more information on dropping off and picking up, click here.

Picking someone up

There are different parking options available depending on which terminal you’re visiting. Multi-Storey car parks are available at all three terminals, or you can head straight to the arrivals car park if you’re picking someone up from Terminal 1 or 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.

Arrivals

  1. Exit the M56 at junction 5 and follow the signposts for Terminal 1
  2. Go straight ahead at the traffic lights, past the Hilton Hotel on your left
  3. At the roundabout turn right
  4. At the next roundabout take the first exit to enter T1 Arrivals car park

Dropping off

  1. Leave the M56 at Junction 5, stay in the left-hand lane following signs for Terminal 2
  2. At the roundabout take the exit signposted ‘T2’

Arrivals

If you're picking somebody up from Terminal 2, we suggest using our Multi Storey car park, conveniently located right next to the terminal.

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.

Arrivals

  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 (mini) roundabout, take the third exit. Continue until you reach a second mini roundabout.
  5. At the roundabout take the second exit, the T3 arrivals car park entrance is located on your right-hand side as you approach the terminal.