manchester airport parking

top tips for Manchester Airport parking

Cheap Manchester Airport parking

With 17 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 2591 Manchester Airport parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 88% 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: £4.53 - a day, £49.99 - 1 week, £68.01 - 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
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 560 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 237 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 109 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 89% based on 66 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
New car park
Multi-Storey Terminal 1
customer-rating rated 89% based on 31 customer reviews

Simple and convenient, Multi-storey parking at Manchester airport's terminal 1 is connected via an undercover walk way just a short walk from check-in.

Within walking distance
Multi-Storey Terminal 3
customer-rating rated 87% based on 31 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
Award Winner
gosimply award
Multi-Storey Terminal 2
customer-rating rated 86% based on 67 customer reviews

Park right next to terminal 2 with Manchester Multi Storey Parking and you'll be just a short walk from Check-In via a covered walkway.

Within walking distance
Jet Parks 3
customer-rating rated 85% based on 158 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
Long Stay Parking Terminals 1 and 3
customer-rating rated 85% based on 97 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 85% based on 41 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 133 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

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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

...We've used this service on several occasions and have found this to be the best meet and greet service. It takes any headache or worry about leaving your car at the airport and you can pick it up and be on your way within minutes...

Mrs Watson - Meet and Greet Terminals 1 and 3

...Getting the wheel chair off the bus at bus stop 98 was rather difficult with a noticable drop.The drive had to help me...

Mr Brown - Jet Parks 3

...Staff provided a good service both to and from the airport with minimal delay and I could enjoy my holiday knowing that my car was safe..

Mr Wainwright - Skypark Park and Ride

...A very quick friendly punctual and excellent service no having to wait about would definitely use and recommend this service..

Miss Hewlett - Skypark Park and Ride

...Great value for money! Prompt pick up, straight out of airport into transfer bus. Lovely staff. Will defo use again x..

Miss Greenwood - Skypark Park and Ride

...We arrived at Skypark Manchester and within 15 minutes we were on our way to the airport terminal which took only 10 minutes to get there. The staff were very friendly and efficient. When we returned, we telephoned them as instructed and we were back to our car within 25.....

Mr Cropper - Skypark Park and Ride

...The coach driver noticed a couple just after he'd passed the bus stop they were running to, he stopped the bus, reversed back 30 yards and waited for them to board, as they boarded I said to them 'how's that for service', 'brilliant' was their reply...

Mr Beddow - Jet Parks 3

...We rang on the way to the airport, they were already there.on the way back,rang from the airport, they were there in about 3 minutes, no waiting at all...

Mr Carroll - UK Premier Meet and Greet

...I have always used jet parks.. Easy directions to find the car parks and regular bus transfers to and from the terminals. Very good value for money and your car is parked securely...

Mrs Terminiello - Jet Parks 3 waiting mini bus took us strait to the airport upon return one quick phone call and mini bus met us as we came out could not fault the service we recieved..

Mr Sullivan - Skypark Park and Ride

2591 straight talking Manchester Airport parking reviews and counting

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