How to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) ✈️ to the City Center
Manchester Airport (MAN) is the largest international airport of Manchester and is located about 14 km southwest of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Manchester by Public train, Metro, Public bus, Taxi, Welcome Pickups (Private Transfer) or Uber.
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Manchester Airport (MAN) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all transfer options from Manchester Airport to the City Center
|Public train||20‑25 Min.||£ 3.20‑6.20||Details|
|Metro||45-70 Min.||£ 4.60||Details|
|Public bus||70‑90 Min.||£ 3.50||Details|
|Taxi||30 Min.||£ 20‑30||Details|
|45 Min.||£ 50||Details|
|Uber||30 Min.||£ 20‑30||Details|
• There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via Welcome Pickups) is the more faster and comfortable option.
• The optimal transfer depends on the number of travelers, budget and available time.
Manchester Travel Tips (AD)
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