Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Manchester International Airport (MAN)

  • S Gary F.
    "bar at Giraffe"(5 Tips)
    Martyn C.
    "... good facilities and nice views taking off and landing."(4 Tips)
    Eduardo C.
    "Soho cafe is good for a quick and health meal."(4 Tips)
    Helen S.
    "If you want a nice pre flight breakfast head over to Giraffe."(6 Tips)
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  • Roaring M.
    Roaring MooFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a rubbish airport. Do not go early. There is nowhere to sit. Having just flown in from Hong Kong (a beautiful airport much like Singapore) it's such a scummy aiport. Come on uk sort yourself out.
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Kemal D.
    Kemal DanismanOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grim, unkempt and dated. Add insult to injury, no trains to Liverpool after 22:30 on Sunday night so plan ahead!
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Diana D.
    Diana DomanMay 21, 2015
    The man who works in security at the flight transfer made me never want to visit this country again. Made life unnecessarily difficult for every person who passed through.
  • Magdalena
    MagdalenaDecember 30, 2016
    T3: arrive early, security check is strict and takes ages. waiting lounge is small and overcrowded, but WHSmith has a good choice of healthy-ish snacks
  • Wilhelm B.
    Wilhelm BrunnerSeptember 9, 2012
    Free access with your Diners Club card to escape and servisair lounges at Terminal 1. I checked out ESCAPE and it was okay. Free WIDI, Cookies and paninis are also free. Watch out - some food is for £
  • P
    PApril 26, 2014
    Allow proper time to check in T3 and to go through security. It's all very proper & tight compared to HK. This terminal is small & very busy especially AM times with high traffic.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeechMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best value food is the Boots meal deal. A triple chicken sandwich, blueberry/pistachio yoghourt bar and Green Machine Naked drink, all for £
  • Martin D.
    Martin DelinJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are 2 power sockets by the massage chairs next to the amusement shop. To your left as you approach the main hall! Enjoy
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There are plug sockets in T1 next to the seats in the corridor to the toilets. Usually not as crowded as the rest of the terminal
  • Paddy
    PaddyJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    For a major UK airport there's a striking dearth of quality food/drink options to help pass a long connection. Easily reachable from Manchester city center via metrolink (tram) or regional rail.
  • Behrouz J.
    Behrouz JafarnezhadSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There are both free (with time limit) and paid wifi available. There are trains and buses (coaches) available to take you pretty much anywhere, so you don't have to pay much for taxis.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BennettSeptember 6, 2014
    If you go to giraffe, they do sourdough bread bacon rolls for 3.50 - not on the menu!
  • Dmitry B.
    Dmitry BabinFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit Runway Park & Viewing Area (free admission). Take bus 200 from Airport Bus terminal. It goes hourly on 16th minute, takes 8 minutes and costs £2,5 for return ticket.
  • Ashley
    AshleyJuly 27, 2014
    The most insane security on the planet. Allow an extra 30 min for them to hand inspect everything
  • John J.
    John JonesOctober 14, 2014
    Tip - security checks are very thorough and take a long time. Make sure you get here early
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoySeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a ridiculously busy airport - takes ages to get through security so be prepared to wait. Good shops and food options though
  • Bianca L.
    Bianca LeeJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your Boots meal deal for £3.79 (one main, one snack, one drink) before boarding. Much better than airplane food!
  • Haya A.
    Haya AlsabahJanuary 19, 2013
    Go after bizza duty free and you will find more shops and cafes ! Dont like this design of the airport ! You should go through the duty free to reach your gate!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Security can be a right pain, particularly at terminal 1. Give yourself plenty of time. On the other hand, terminal 3 is usually problem free. The scanners seem to be hyper sensitive though.
  • Claire H.
    Claire HewlettMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Changed the entrance to t1 multi storey . Drive through the drop off and turn right at the end (up ramp). Round the corner are the barriers.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KertonOctober 30, 2014
    Giraffe is great for breakfast. Get the Huevos Rancheros.
  • Graham B.
    Graham BirdMarch 26, 2014
    If you are cutting it close for your flight speak to the staff at security as the have a express lane you can use if you have under an hour for your flight (terminal 3)
  • Billy W.
    Billy WarrilowSeptember 13, 2016
    Been many airports and Manchester is good, once through check in some good shops ect. But as with most airports can be very busy
  • eDreams
    eDreamsMarch 29, 2012
    Want to get to city centre? Take the 24-hour bus service 43 leaving every 10 min by day and every 30 by night. It is the only route in Greater Manchester to operate on Christmas Day.
  • Shauna L.
    Shauna LawhorneNovember 8, 2010
    When passing by Olympic House make sure to find and pet Olly, a super sweet, and apparently quite famous, orange and white cat. Love her!
  • Katie D.
    Katie DanilovaAugust 25, 2014
    So simple layout, accessible by public transport. Fly wherever you want. Connection to the world ❤️
  • Pedro R.
    Pedro RuizDecember 2, 2011
    If exchanging Euro to Dollars they will exchange to Pounds first so best do it in US.
  • John S.
    John SmithJanuary 25, 2011
    The airport was hard to get though due to it being that big. It is apparently the 6th biggest airport in the world and second biggest in the uk outside of heathrow the world biggest airport
  • 4sq North West England
    Welcome to Manchester! Head to the railway station for frequent trains to the city centre as well as other destinations around the north of England.
  • Hannah Sarioglu
    Hannah SariogluOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminal 1 power points to charge your phone/plug in your laptop are by Voyager where the disabled seats are.
  • Hannah Sarioglu
    Hannah SariogluOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pre-pay for your taxi with Airport Taxis outside arrivals as it's a set fare & loads cheaper than a Hackney cab!
  • Joe S.
    Joe ScerriFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The most greedy airport. Beware: Trolleys take coins but you won't get them back. You have to pay stg1 for Plastic bags for Liquids do when you're in London stock up on them if you use them.
  • S Gary F.
    S Gary FieldhouseSeptember 29, 2013
    Try the bar at Giraffe - T1 - service is excellent and the prices are ok as well!
  • Halley W.
    We flew with Thomas Cook, the booking staff were very rude. But apart from that the rest of the experience at MAN was good. This airport makes it easy for traveling with children.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarbucksAugust 28, 2016
    I like the shops here. Looking for a nice pair of sunglasses from Ray Ban or make up articles from Mac or Bobbi Brown? You can have it all here!
  • Paul U.
    Paul UnsworthMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi, lots of parking options and plenty of food and drink options in each terminal
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew ManwaringAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early. Even getting there 2 hours in advance doesn't guarantee you won't be running for your plane anymore!
  • Frederic N.
    Frederic NuyttensDecember 3, 2014
    Joe's kitchen And coffee house is Great ! Try the camembert berry burger !
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SylvesterJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The new capital has a fine landing port, and is able to host some of the largest aether ships in the world. Her Majesty has her own terminal.
  • James T.
    James TraceyApril 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the valet parking option. More than off site but much cheaper than the on airport long stay and great service. Car waiting upon your return.
  • Richard M.
    Richard MacCowanMarch 29
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice selection of restaurants and the shops aren't overbearing.
  • Tom R.
    Tom RiesNovember 18, 2011
    Smoking area is on level 2. Just take the escalator and follow the sing. Btw: It's an outside area - take you coat with you.
  • steve B.
    steve BEJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The airport's free wi-fi now lasts for 1hr! (Was 30 mins)
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CamposSeptember 5, 2013
    Soho cafe is good for a quick and health meal. Enjoy it!
  • Finn B.
    Finn BFebruary 16
    The arrival area in Terminal 1 is like being in a bunker of WWII.
  • Clark G.
    Clark GilliesSeptember 22, 2016
    Good airport with reasonable facilities and good car parking near by
  • Shyan T.
    Shyan TanJuly 9, 2016
    Haphazard airport. Confusing and always crowded. Restaurants always fill to the brim at departure lounges.
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Starbucks also has a couple of plug sockets by the bench seats
  • Asnida A.
    Asnida AnuarJune 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If u ride a train to get to the airport, better come at least 1/2 an hour early coz its a long walk to get to Terminal 3 from the train stop
  • Joana V.
    Joana ViannaMay 24, 2016
    Really good with different food options and clear pathways
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