manchester airport parking

top tips for Manchester Airport parking

Cheap Manchester Airport parking

With 16 Manchester Airport parking options on offer, it may seem a little overwhelming to decide which car park best suits your needs, so here's some tips to make it easier...

  • Manchester's on-airport car parks are located within the airport grounds and are a good all round time saving option less than a mile from the main terminal buildings.
  • Off-airport car parks are cracking value options for those with a little extra time on their hands. From budget parking to the award-winning APH car park these are great alternatives for car parking near Manchester Airport.
  • Check your terminal. It will save you time and ensure there are no last minute rushes. Terminal 3 is quite a walk from Terminals 1 and 2. As a safe bet choose a car park that serves all three terminals.
  • Check the vehicle restrictions. If you've got a larger-sized vehicle or are pulling a trailer, be sure to read any vehicle restrictions on the car park information pages. Some may allow you to book two parking spaces, whilst others may not allow you in at all.
  • Customer reviews. Once you've determined which car park meets your requirements, read what our previous customers have to say about each one. The reviews are genuine, honest and we show both good and bad experiences to give you a balanced picture.
top tip So far we've gathered 2436 Manchester Airport parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 89% we're confident that you'll have a top-notch parking experience. The good news doesn't stop there. We search the web every day to find the cheapest parking at Manchester Airport, and today's no exception. Book the cheapest car park available within the next week and you could pay as little as: £3.60 - a day, £28.00 - 1 week, £53.99 - 2 weeks - now that's a bargain!

blue badge parking

Here's a handy list of Manchester Airport parking services, located on-airport, that offer facilities for Blue badge travellers.

Blue Badge car parking Heathrow Airport
  • Multi-storey Parking - Disabled parking bays are located next to the lifts.
  • Premier Park - Transfer buses are wheelchair-accessible. If additional assistance is needed, please request this by calling 0161 489 8582 at least 7 days in advance of travel.
  • Short Term Parking - Disabled parking bays are located next to the lifts.

The off-airport car parks we offer also feature a range of facilities, which can be viewed by simply clicking the car park's name.

Pick-up and drop-off car parking at Manchester Airport

There is a strict "no waiting" policy on all roads around the terminal buildings at Manchester Airport. All pick-ups must take place at the designated car park for each terminal. There are height restrictions of 2.0 metres (6 feet 6 inches) in force on some of the terminal approach routes, overheight vehicles are therefore advised to follow the signs to the short stay surface car park, adjacent to the multi-storey car park.

  • Terminal 1 Pick-up should take place in the surface car park located outside arrivals and adjacent to the multi-storey car park. Drop-offs are advised to follow the signs on route.
  • Terminals 2 and 3 Pick-up's are directed to the ground level of the multi-storey car park. Drop-offs are advised to follow the signage on route.

Details may be subject to change by the Manchester Airport Authority without notice.

Short stay Manchester Airport parking

Short stay parking rates at Manchester Airport

If you're one of those nice people who likes to stay for a while to wave off friends and family, you can just turn up and park for a couple of hours at the multi-storey short stay car parks. Although it's always cheaper to pre-book Manchester Airport parking, this option is perfect for stays of just a few hours.

Situated next to the terminal buildings, each car park offers covered walk-way access just a few minutes walk from check-in. Short stay car parking at Manchester Airport provides the perfect mix of speed and convenience with 'Park Mark' Accredited security for complete peace-of-mind.

Short Stay parking rates at Manchester Airport

  • Up to 30 minutes - £2.00
  • Up to 1 hour - £3.60
  • Up to 2 hours - £5.80
  • Up to 3 hours - £8.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £12.00
  • Up to 6 hours - £18.00
  • Up to 16 hours - £24.00
  • Up to 24 hours - £27.00
  • Each 24 hrs thereafter - £27.00

Parking Prices are displayed at all car park entrances and may be subject to change without advance notice.

petrol stations

Don't run out of steam, or petrol for that matter - top your car up at these local garages:

Petrol Stations

BP Service Station
Palma Ave
Manchester Airport
M90 4ZY

Styal Road Service Station
Styal Road
Manchester
M22 5WB

That's it. Detailed information, clearly presented and one more reason why smart people gosimply.

Winner of World's Best Airport and the Travel Weekly Globe Awards' UK Best Airport last year - pretty impressive stuff we think. Just as impressive is the veritable treasure trove of Manchester Airport parking options. To make things a little simpler we've grouped them into park and ride, and meet and greet parking.

Award Winner
gosimply award
APH Manchester
customer-rating rated 93% based on 551 customer reviews

Conveniently located for the M56 and M60, APH Manchester have easy check-in procedures, and they provide a safe home for your vehicle until you return.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 15 mins
Jet Parks Plus
customer-rating rated 89% based on 228 customer reviews

Easy to locate from the M56, Jet Parks Plus for Manchester Airport (formerly Shuttle Park) is a great option for travellers looking for a lower-cost alternative to on-airport parking.

Transfers take 12 mins and run every 15 mins
Long Stay Parking Terminal 2
customer-rating rated 89% based on 105 customer reviews

If you're departing from Terminal 2 and want the security of an on-airport car park, this is a conveniently located option with quick transfers.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 15 mins
Skypark Park and Ride
customer-rating rated 88% based on 33 customer reviews

A family run multi-storey park and ride facility offering 24-hour security patrols and CCTV that will keep your car safe while you're away.

Transfers take 15 mins and run on-demand
Short Stay Parking
customer-rating rated 88% based on 16 customer reviews

Park within walking distance of the terminal at Manchester Short Stay Parking. Regular security patrols and CCTV monitoring help ensure your car stays safe.

Within walking distance
Jet Parks 3
customer-rating rated 86% based on 138 customer reviews

Jet Parks Car park 3 is located off Styal Road, ideally located for Terminal 3, but serves all three terminals.

Transfers take 10 mins and run every 15 mins
Multi-Storey Parking
customer-rating rated 86% based on 111 customer reviews

Park right next to the terminal with Manchester Multi Storey Parking and you'll be just a short walk from Check-In via a covered walkway.

Within walking distance
Award Winner
gosimply award
Long Stay Parking Terminals 1 and 3
customer-rating rated 86% based on 94 customer reviews

Ideally located for Terminals 1 and 3, this Long Stay Car Park offers on-airport security and good value-for-money.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 10 mins
Jet Parks 2
customer-rating rated 86% based on 34 customer reviews

Jet Parks 2 is ideally located opposite Terminal 2, but serves all 3 terminals of Manchester Airport. Offers great security and quick transfers that run 24 hours a day.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 15 mins
Jet Parks 1
customer-rating rated 84% based on 126 customer reviews

If you're looking for value-for-money parking that offers frequent, quick transfers, then Jet Parks 1 should fit the bill nicely.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 15 mins

In addition to Manchester Airport parking we also offer Liverpool Airport Parking.

A kindly, fully insured valet driver meets you at the terminal - allowing you to walk straight in with your luggage. Oh, and they'll be waiting there on your return too. Handy!

Terminals are clearly signposted and are colour coded for your convenience:

  • For Terminal 1 follow the green T1 signs
  • For Terminal 2 follow the pink T2 signs
  • For Terminal 3 follow the purple T3 signs

There is simply no quicker way to get into and out of the airport than Meet and Greet parking at Manchester Airport.

gosimply recommends

gosimply award

Unsure which car park to choose?
If in doubt, book a car park that has won our coveted gosimply award. Only the best car parks make the grade, and here they are:

parking map

Map of Manchester Airport car parks

Locate each car park with our handy Manchester Airport parking map

customer reviews

...Dropping of the car I was most impressed by the presence of the collecting driver as I arrived - no waiting at all. There was a rather long wait - 15 minutes - for the return journey but apart from that I was most impressed by the service...

Miss Rowe - UK Premier Meet and Greet

...This company was one of the cheapest I found on the internet so I wasn't sure what to expect. However I was thrilled with the service they provided. No trouble getting through on the phone and they arrived very promptly for both our departure and arrival. No hesitation.....

Mrs Davies - UK Premier Meet and Greet

...Easy to find parked the car and got on the bus. Didn't, wait long for transfer bus after landing so pleased with everything...

Mr MARSHALL - Jet Parks 3

...Great experience. No problems - except that we followed the airport "meet & greet" signs instead of "departures" Our fault, but it might be useful to advise future customers not to follow the M&G signs!!..

Mr Halliday - Eazy Park Meet and Greet

...Company was there to pick up car as we arrived. And there promptly on our return. Would definitely use again and recommend to friends...

Mr Foster - UK Premier Meet and Greet

...I read many reviews and felt that Jet Parks Plus were the best in terms of available spaces, quality of surface, security etc. We dropped the car off on 10th April and everything was easy peasy. We found a space quickly, the pick up was speedy and the driver really jolly which.....

Mr Wild - Jet Parks Plus

...Easily found and convenient. Short walk to terminal. Staff very efficient and car ready for us upon our return...

Mrs Showell - Meet and Greet Terminal 2

...Punctual transfers to hotel and from airport. Excellent all round service. Decent value for money also...

Mr Callison - APH Manchester

...The service was excellent and well worth the money. Cannot fault it and will definitely use again..

Mr MARSDEN - UK Premier Meet and Greet

...Despite getting lost in the car park, and also losing the token, the intercom staff were very helpful in sorting out the problems. Would not hesitate in using the carpark again...

Mr ELLIS - Long Stay Parking Terminal 2

2436 straight talking Manchester Airport parking reviews and counting

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