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Manchester Airport Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

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Manchester Airport station, Under airport terminal, Ringway, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M90 3RR

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The timetables for Manchester Airport are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

Carlisle to Preston and Manchester via Cumbrian Coast and Windermere to Manchester Airport

Bolton to Manchester and Manchester Airport

Liverpool to Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown (includes Helsby to Ellesmere Port)

Manchester to Manchester Airport local stopping services

Manchester to Stalybridge and Huddersfield

Detailed station information
Ticket Machine
Penalty Fares
Applicable Operators: Northern, TransPennine Express
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost Property
Lost property contact
The toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts. The Ladies toilets are located at the end of Platform 3. The Gents toilets are located at the end of Platform 2. The National key toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts, at the end of Platform 2; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Spaces:  0
Shelter:  No
CTV:  No
Location:  No cycle storage
Storage type:  N/A
Taxi rank
The nearest taxi rank is at Terminal 1.
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Station alerts
From Sunday 02 February 2020 Penalty Fares will apply at this station.

If you wish to take a cycle on ANY TransPennine Express services you MUST make a cycle reservation BEFORE you travel. These can be made up to 15 minutes before the departure time.

How to book a bike space:

• WhatsApp: 07812 223 336

• Twitter: @TPEAssist

• Phone: Call 0345 600 1671 (Option 3)

• Online/App: Reserve your bike when you buy your ticket at or on our app. Search TPExpress in the app/play store.

• Booking Office: Cycle reservations can be requested at any booking office.

PICK UP / DROP OFF at the station

From Tuesday 10th July 2018, Manchester Airport introduced a charge for dropping off at the airport by the entrance to the rail station. Further details of the charge and alternative pick up / drop off points are available here
Detailed station information
Assisted Travel Team
Help points
Staff help
Monday-Sunday 24h
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accessible booking office counter
Ramp for train access
Accessible public telephones
In the station cafe on platforms 2 and 3
National key toilets
The National key toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts, at the end of Platform 2; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
Step free access is provided from the Ground Transport Interchange to all platforms via lifts or ramps.

This station is staffed for all services.

This station is Category A.

Station staff can provide assistance from Meeting Point 1 (adjacent to the Station Booking Office) and throughout the railway station, and with boarding and alighting the train.

Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train.

Customers requiring assistance to access other services or to connect with terminals should request this from their airline or Manchester Airport Group.

Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay).
Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down
  Railway staff will assist customers arriving by train from their train to Station Assistance Point 1, near the front of the station. If onward assistance is needed, for example to an airport terminal, customers will need to contact their airline directly to arrange this.    
Wheelchairs available

Opened at the same time as the second terminal in 1993, the station at Manchester Airport is an easily accessible entry and exit point for anyone catching, or disembarking from, a flight; it’s also extremely convenient for the 3000 plus members of airport staff. With services running the 9-mile journey between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly Station, being situated within the airport itself the station allows passengers to access all terminals easily.

The contemporary exterior of the station carries on with the architecturally impressive elevated walkways - ‘Sky Link’, and the four platforms continue the space-age theme. Nearly 6 million passengers use the station annually, choosing the convenience of train over car to make the journey.

How far is Manchester Airport Station from Manchester Airport?

The station is located within the airport complex, and it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk, via Sky Link to the terminals.

How far is the walk from Manchester Airport Station to Manchester city centre?

Manchester Airport Station is a little over 9 miles from Manchester Piccadilly, situated in the city centre.

Does Manchester Airport Station have car park facilities?

Manchester Airport Station doesn’t have any car parking facilities.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Manchester Airport Station?

No, Manchester Airport Station lacks bike storage facilities.

What facilities are available at Manchester Airport Station?

  • Toilets - including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Postbox
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free throughout, with access to wheelchairs, ramps and induction loop systems

What popular destinations are available from Manchester Airport Station?

If you need some more inspiration for how to spend your time at Manchester Airport, check out our handy guide where we’ve put together information about all the top things to see and do.