Manchester Airport is one of Britain's main airports, handling millions of passengers each year, and linking the North of England with global destinations. You will find the airport located 10 miles southwest of downtown Manchester, with bus and train links running to the airport on a frequent schedule.
There are three terminals in the airport, with the Skylink moving-walkway connecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via the airport railway station.
ATMs, bureaux de change and banking facilities are available across the airport, many branches of Thomas Cook and Travelex allowing you to exchange money into most currencies. Postal facilities are provided in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1.
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and cafes around the airport, with many providing a 24-hour service. Bar des Voyageurs is open from first to last flight, with further refreshment available at the Blues Bar and the Virgin Sun Cafe. Other outlets include Starbucks Coffee, O' Brien's Sandwich Bar, Delice de France, Cafe Europa, Burger King and the West Pier Bar.
Airside, passengers on international flights may choose from a wide selection of duty-free goods. Landside there is also a variety of gift shops and other stores. Boots provide an excellent range of pharmaceutical and personal care goods while other outlets include Salisbury's, Claire's accessories, Allsports, Monsoon Accessorize, Sunglass Hut, Thorntons and WH Smith.
Business travellers will find the Business Centre situated in Terminal 3. It provides a wide range of professional business support services, including private workstations with telephone, fax, photocopying and full computing facilities, meeting room hire, message taking, a flight information and booking service, and video conferencing. Opening hours are 0700-1700 Monday-Friday. The airport also provides conference facilities, with catering for up to 400 people available upon request. The Premier Lounge - Escape in Terminal 2 offers passengers the opportunity to relax and enjoy a variety of business facilities.
Those with disabilities are well served, with accessible toilets provided, as well as hearing loops and telephones accessible to wheelchair users. There is also a TDD payphone available in Terminal 1 International Arrrivals. Those who need special assistance should advise their airline in advance of arrival.
Information desks are located in the Arrivals areas of Terminals 1, 2 and 3, with another desk positioned in Terminal 1, Departures hall, open daily from 05:00-22:00.