There is an area in the airport called The Station, accessible through any of the terminals by Skylink walkways. Trains and buses serving the enclosure converge here.
Bus - Local buses operate everyday to and from the airport, reaching several locations nearby and Manchester city centre (travel time: 66 minutes). On the other hand, National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) provides transportation to several destinations in the region and the country, including Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Tickets can be acquired at the ticket desk situated inside the airport station.
Train - There are frequent services from TransPennine Express (Tel +44 345 600 1671) and Northern (Tel +44 800 200 6060) to and from the airport, connecting it with several cities in the north and center of the country: Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, York, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Bolton, Preston, Blackpool, Lake District, Chester and North Wales (the last two through an interchange in Manchester Piccadilly). At the same time, trains run between the enclosure and Manchester Piccadilly Station, in the city centre, every 10 minutes, with a trip of 20 min. and a fare of £2.90-4.00.
Tram - Metrolink (Tel +44 161 205 2000) operates direct services every 12-15 minutes to Victoria, and from there to the rest of the network, with destinations such as Wythenshawe, Roundthorn, Chorlton and Cornbrook. They leave from 4:45 am to 11:10 pm (Sundays from 5:40 am). Tickets have a cost of £1.40.
Taxi - Street Cars (Tel +44 161 228 7878) has vehicles outside every terminal. Journey time to downtown Manchester is 25-45 minutes.
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43 - Operates 24 hours a day to Piccadilly Gardens, via Wythenshawe, Sharston and Rusholme.
103 - To downtown Manchester through Wythenshawe, Benchill, Sharston, Northenden and Moss Side.
199 - Runs to Stockport Express Station, and then on to Hazel Grove, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel en-le-Frith and Buxton.
288 - To Hale Barns, Hale and Altrincham.
330 - Stockport, Hyde, Dukinfield and Ashton-under-Lyne.
368A - To Stockport via Wythenshawe, Peel Hall, Heald Green, Cheadle Hulme and Edgeley.
737 - Hale, Timperley, Norhtenden, East Didsbury.
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