So where should you stay near Manchester Airport?
If you’re looking for a 4 star hotel near Manchester Airport then consider checking in to this beautiful Wilmslow Hotel. This is the perfect hotel for both leisure and business traveller, thanks mainly to its gorgeous gardens. Located within minutes of Manchester Airport, there are 70 bedrooms to choose from - each designed to offer peace and tranquillity.
The hotel is very handy for Manchester International Airport and is a convenient place to stay in Manchester if you're flying out or returning to the UK.
If you’re in need of a Manchester Airport hotel with meeting rooms for a business conference then this could be just the venue for you. The hotel has 8 rooms dedicated for business and functions with the largest air-conditioned function room able to take up to 300 delegates with an added reception area for another 50 -100 guests.
It’s also close to one of the most exciting cities in the UK. Whatever you want to do - shopping, theatre, nightlife or sporting event - it's all easily accessible from the hotel.
Try the North of Manchester for something different. This hotel is just seven miles away from the city centre and is ideal for the traveller who wants convenience and the ability to enjoy all that Manchester has to offer, without having to stay in the heart of the hustle and bustle.
What will I find at Manchester Airport?
There are three terminals at the airport all offering a wide range of facilities including shops and places to buy currency. For a touch of luxury book your place in the Escape lounge and for great food and drink. A click and collect option means you can actually go shopping at Manchester Airport then pick up what you’ve bought before or after your flight.
Parking is included in the cost of your Hotel, Park & Fly Package. If the hotel does not offer this package please enquire directly to see if there are any charges or whether the hotel has preferential discounted rates or car parking deals from local specialist parking companies.
Manchester Airport is 9.4 miles south of the city centre, close to the towns of Altrincham and Stockport and is sited close to key arteries including the M56 motorway to Cheshire, and just outside the M60 motorway / Manchester ring road.
For Sat-Nav users, the Manchester Airport postcode is M90 1QX. Please note that if you are driving to the airport it is very well signposted and you should follow the road signage to access the car parks and drop off areas.
Manchester Airport is just 9.4 miles south of the city centre – linked by the A5103 road – and a 30 minute drive away.
The train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly takes 15 minutes and runs frequently throughout the day.
There is also a direct tram service from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria every 12 minutes so the city centre is well served by public transport.
There is also an express bus from Manchester Airport to the city centre that runs throughout the day and night from a range of pick-up points, direct to the airport door.
One of the main questions that flyers ask is what is best – should I stay at an airport hotel with parking on site or stay at a hotel near Manchester Airport?
Each option has its benefits and disadvantages. Of course, no matter how close you are to the airport you’re still likely to need shuttle transport from the hotel to the terminal and of course, the cost is likely to be higher for the standard of service you’ll receive in terms of room size. Some travellers also prefer to stay a few miles away from the airport so that they can enjoy a quieter and more relaxed stay away from the hubbub as onsite airport hotels can be far busier places.
Hotels usually offer a number of different options for the length of parking to complement your time abroad. If the hotel does not offer a Hotel, Park & Fly Package that meets your needs then it would be a good idea to enquire directly to see whether the hotel has access to preferential car parking deals from professional parking companies based locally.
The Best Western hotels listed are situated close to Manchester Airport with easy access to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Of course, if you do find yourself at the wrong terminal don’t worry. Getting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 takes around 15 minutes on moving walkways, while an external walkway between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 will take about 5 minutes.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airport Code for Manchester Airport is MAN.
Check our comparison table to see each hotel’s location and how far it is from Manchester Airport in terms of distance in miles and transfer time by driving.
* Meals are not included in the package unless explicitly stated and charges will apply
** Shuttle service by bus or suitable alternative will be provisioned by the hotel although charges for shuttle transport from hotel to airport may apply
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