Spending the night at the airport
At Manchester airport there is a lot of movement even throughout the night, and it is frequent to see passengers waiting for their flight departure early in the morning. It can get pretty noisy, so if you plan to get some sleep it is best to have earplugs or headphones.
Where to rest:
Terminal 1 is the most comfortable. Although in the public area there are not many seats (and these have armrests), in the boarding area you can find couches without armrests. If your flight leaves from Terminal 2, the best seating is in the Arrivals Hall. As for Terminal 3, it is best to avoid it, as it is small and has very few amenities. Another option is to enter one of the enclosure's VIP lounges, although these close at night. SEE VIP LOUNGES
Finally, if you decide to go to a hotel, there are several alternatives inside the grounds.
Baggage: In every terminal there are left-luggage offices, but they close at night. This means you will have to keep your bags with you until check-in.
Eating and drinking: Although there are many stores inside the terminals, none of them are open during the night.
Restrooms: Showers available inside some of the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free for 1 hour.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities, children's playground.
Connected to terminals 1 and 2 through Skylink walkways, the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport (Tel +44 161 490 5000) is the closest option. Inside the airport complex you can also find the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport (Tel +44 161 498 0333), Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport (Tel +44 871 942 9055) and Hilton Manchester Airport (Tel +44 161 435 3000). In the surroundings there are numerous alternatives, many of them with complimentary shuttle services to and from the enclosure. Premier Inn Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane North (Tel +44 871 527 8730), Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport (Tel +44 161 980 2556), Etrop Grange Hotel (Tel +44 161 499 0500), Premier Inn Manchester Airport (M56/J6) Runger Lane South (Tel +44 161 904 5500), Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel (Tel +44 161 904 0301), Halebarns House (Tel +44 775 276 3837).