Manchester AirportImportant Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Manchester Airport (MAN)

Manchester, M90 1QX

Also known as:

Ringway Airport


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Google Map of Manchester Airport

All flights to and from Manchester Airport now operate at Terminal 1 (T1). Find out more here.

Getting There

  • How do I book airport parking?

    Click here for Airport Parking or call 0808 169 7030.

  • I am being dropped off/picked up at the airport. Is there a drop off point?

    Yes, there is a drop-off/pick-up point.

  • Which terminal will my flight depart from? Which hall do I use to check in?

    All our flights depart from Terminal 1 (T1). When you arrive at T1, head to Check-in Hall B.


  • What time will the check-in desk open?

    The check-in desk will open 3 hours 30 minutes before departure.

  • Is there a separate queue for online check-in?

    No. We ask all customers, with luggage to drop off, to join one queue for our all destination check in.

  • What time will the check-in desk close?

    The check-in desk will close strictly 40 minutes before departure.

Special Assistance

  • Which company will provide me with Special Assistance?

    OCS provide Special Assistance at Manchester Airport.

  • Does the airport offer a meet and greet service (is someone able to meet me in the car park with Special Assistance)?

    Yes. This can be booked on the Manchester Airport website.

  • Where do I go if I have booked Special Assistance? Where does my Special Assistance begin?

    On arrival, please speak to a member of staff who will arrange your assistance.

    For more information, please visit the Manchester Airport website.

  • Approximate Distances from key locations around the airport

Terminal 1
Route Distance (approx.)
Car Park to Check-in 330m
Check-in to Boarding Gates 570m
Arrivals to Immigration 500m

At The Airport

  • Can I purchase a fast track ticket through security?

    Yes. This can be purchased from the Manchester Airport website. Please note that fast track security passes can only be used if you enter security through the upper level check in area.

  • What are the opening times for the Sales desk?

    The Sales desk is open between 04:00-17:00.

  • I have lost something in the airport/onboard a aircraft. Which telephone number can I call?

    Terminal 1: 0 3300 240 088 or email
    Terminal 2: 0 3300 240 088 or email
    Terminal 3: 0 3300 240 088 or email

  • Is there an airport lounge available? If so, how do I make a booking?

    Yes. This can be purchased via the Manchester Airport website.

  • Travelling with hand baggage only?

    If travelling with hand baggage only and if you are in possession of your boarding card, you may proceed straight to security (unless your boarding card indicates otherwise). We advise that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight to allow enough time.

This information was last updated on 11 June 2019.