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Get the fastest route to Manchester Airport

Never miss your flight - Use the Waze live map or download the Waze app today and get the quickest route to the airport!

Plan your route

Manchester Airport is located just south of Manchester city centre and is roughly a 25-minute drive from central Manchester, with quick and easy travel links to the M6, M60 and M62. From the M56 motorway, the Airport has a dedicated link road from Junction 5. The postcode for the airport is M90 1QX.

What are the postcodes for Manchester Airport terminals?

Terminal 1, 2 & 3 postcode: M90 1QX

How early should you arrive at Manchester Airport?

It's advisable that you arrive at least two hours earlier than your flight is booked. This allows you plenty of time to check-in and pass-through security. Skip the airport queues and gain extra time by booking a handy Manchester Airport fast track pass.

Is it free to drop-off at Manchester Airport?

Yes, there's a free drop-off area, from which a shuttle bus will transport passengers free of charge to their terminal. There are frequent shuttle buses, with journey times ranging from five to seven minutes, depending on which terminal you are travelling to.

Download Waze for the quickest route to Manchester Airport

Find the most ideal route to Manchester Airport by downloading the Waze app on either Android or iOS.

Download the Waze app and arrive at Manchester Airport in the quickest time possible. Not only will you receive real-time, up-to-date traffic alerts to your Android phone or iOS device, but your route will conveniently change to avoid unnecessary traffic or hazards along the way.

Why should you download the Waze app?

  • Get the best route to Manchester Airport straight to your smartphone
  • See real-time road conditions and learn the best routes
  • Avoid unexpected fines and driver safer with an integrated speedometer
  • Arrive at the airport on time with a reliable ETA that constantly updates in real time
  • Find the cheapest fuel & petrol stations nearby, when your car needs a top-up
  • Set up alerts for when to leave & sync Waze with your Google or Facebook Calendar