Manchester Airport Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.


Manchester Airport station
Under airport terminal
Greater Manchester
M90 3RR

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    The timetables for Manchester Airport are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

    Carlisle to Preston and Manchester via Cumbrian Coast and Windermere to Manchester Airport

    Bolton to Manchester and Manchester Airport

    Liverpool to Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown (includes Helsby to Ellesmere Port)

    Manchester to Manchester Airport local stopping services

    Manchester to Stalybridge and Huddersfield

    Detailed station information
    Ticket Machine
    Penalty Fares
    Applicable Operators: Northern
    Left Luggage
    Left luggage contact
    Lost Property
    Lost property contact
    The toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts. The Ladies toilets are located at the end of Platform 3. The Gents toilets are located at the end of Platform 2. The National key toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts, at the end of Platform 2; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
    Baby change facilities
    Cycle storage
    Spaces:  0
    Shelter:  No
    CTV:  No
    Location:  No cycle storage
    Storage type:  N/A
    Taxi rank
    The nearest taxi rank is at Terminal 1.
    Bus service
    Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
    Station alerts
    The escalators at this station are currently not available due to refurbishment work. Lifts are available between the station platforms and the concourse.

    From Sunday 19th May, the required notice period for cycle reservations on TransPennine Express will reduce to just 15 minutes.

    How to book a bike space:

    • WhatsApp: 07812 223 336

    • Twitter: @TPEAssist

    • Phone: Call 0345 600 1671 (Option 3)

    • Online/App: Reserve your bike when you buy your ticket at or on our app. Search TPExpress in the app/play store.

    • Booking Office: Cycle reservations can be requested at any booking office.

    Don't forget, you MUST have a reservation to take your bike on board.

    PICK UP / DROP OFF at the station

    From Tuesday 10th July 2018, Manchester Airport introduced a charge for dropping off at the airport by the entrance to the rail station. Further details of the charge and alternative pick up / drop off points are available here
    Detailed station information
    Assisted Travel Team
    Help points
    Staff help
    Monday-Sunday 24h
    Induction loop
    Accessible ticket machines
    Accessible booking office counter
    Ramp for train access
    Accessible public telephones
    In the station cafe on platforms 2 and 3
    National key toilets
    The National key toilets are located at platform level, behind the lifts, at the end of Platform 2; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
    Step free access
    Whole station
    Step free access note
    Step free access is provided from the Ground Transport Interchange to all platforms via lifts or ramps.

    This station is staffed for all services.

    Station staff can provide assistance from Meeting Point 1 (adjacent to the Station Booking Office) and throughout the railway station, and with boarding and alighting the train.

    Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train.

    Customers requiring assistance to access other services or to connect with terminals should request this from their airline or Manchester Airport Group.

    Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay).
    Ticket gates
    Impaired mobility set down
      Railway staff will assist customers arriving by train from their train to Station Assistance Point 1, near the front of the station. If onward assistance is needed, for example to an airport terminal, customers will need to contact their airline directly to arrange this.    
    Wheelchairs available