Holidays from Manchester Airport

Holidays From Manchester Airport

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Popular Holiday Destinations From Manchester

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Airlines from Manchester Airport

There are over 50 airlines that fly from Manchester airport to destinations across the world including low cost airlines like easyJet and Ryanair, holiday airlines like TUI and Jet2, and national carriers like British Airways, United Airlines and Emirates.

Depending on where you're travelling will depend on the airline you fly. You may find that certain holiday destinations, particularly in Europe have several airlines flying there so you might have cheaper options if you're flexible. Places like Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey will have several airlines vying for your business.

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Top Holiday Destinations from Manchester

From Belfast to Bali and everywhere in between, there are hundreds of amazing destinations you can fly to from Manchester airport, some may be direct flight Seville or Boston, while others may be indirect like Thailand or Vietnam. Some may also be seasonal, especially where tourist places like Turkey or Spain close down for the winter season. Here's just a short selection of some of the great holiday destinations from Manchester:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

An excellent city break destination and just a short hop across the English channel, Amsterdam is great for both groups of friends and couples, and there's plenty for families to see and do too. Discover the history hidden in Anne Frank's house, wander through the numerous parks or relax aboard a river cruise as you take in this fun city from a different angle.

Malaga, Spain

Malaga is the gateway to the Costa del Sol, so if you fancy some sunshine and want a holiday in Benalmadena, Marbella or Torremolinos, this is where you'll be heading. Jet2, easyJet and Ryanair all fly from Manchester to Malaga so flights can be pretty cheap, starting from less than £100. Combine it with some budget friendly accommodation and you've got yourself a budget break to be proud of.

Gran Canaria, Spain

For a winter sun holiday in Europe, take a look at Gran Canaria, just a 4 hour flight away, but offering sunshine throughout the year and package holiday deals starting from les than £349 per person. This island is great for nightlife but also for families, with a range of family friendly resorts with splash pools, water slides and kids' clubs.

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is well known for its huge 5-star resorts on the beachfront. If you prefer all inclusive luxury, then this is for you. Take a look at the numerous family friendly hotels along Lara Beach to get started with your holiday search.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

One of the most popular holiday islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica combines that laid back island life with friendly locals, incredible food and a great range of beachfront hotels and resorts. From Manchester you'll fly direct into Montego Bay on the north coast where you'll find some of the main holiday resorts like the Riu Reggae or the Bahia Principe Luxury in stunning Runaway Bay.

Dubai, UAE

Holidays to Dubai have never been more popular and with daily direct flights to Dubai from Manchester it's never been easier from the north west of England. Fly overnight, landing in Dubai in the morning and you'll have saved a nights hotel accommodation, but you'll likely still be able to use the facilities at your hotel, even if you can't check in yet.

New York, USA

New York is the quintessential long haul city break. If you've never been, you've got to do the classic touristy bits like Times Square, Statue of Liberty and Central Park. For those returning, whether it's your second, third, or 48th visit, this city will never bore you. Ever thought about escaping Manhattan, hiring a car and exploring upstate, or heading out to Long Island?

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas is an incredibly fun city break. You'll either love it or hate it, but one thing's for sure, you'll never forget it. While a few days is often enough, why not tag on a few days in Los Angeles, and enjoy a twin centre holiday mixing the desert with the Pacific Coast beaches?

Phuket, Thailand

Connect through Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai or Singapore and head onto Thailand for a far flung holiday you'll remember forever. You might be tempted by Bangkok and the northern beaches of Hua Hin or Pattaya, but if you're travelling this far, you've got to head down to Phuket and the incredible food, scenery and beaches you'll find here.

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About Manchester Airport

Being the fourth largest airport in the UK, it's good to get family with the facilities and terminals before you arrive. There are three terminals here so you'll want to check which you're departing from and arriving back into (they may be different), which also means someone dropping you off at departures, may need to pick you up from arrivals at a different terminal.

You've got everything you need an expect here, from grabbing some last minute sun cream from Boots, to having a cheeky full English breakfast before you board. Of course, you've got World Duty Free to get those duty free fragrances and latest pair of sunglasses, and there's even a pasty shop in terminal 3.

Getting There

You can get to Manchester airport in a number of ways. Driving is straight forward and there are multiple car parks depending on your length of stay and budget (the further from the terminals, the cheaper it will be). Train is another great option with services running from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly and other destinations including Liverpool Lime Street, Blackpool North, Leeds and Middlesborough. There are also numerous bus services which run to various parts of Manchester and Cheshire including Stockport, Trafford Park, Eccles, Wilmslow, East Didsbury and Buxton.

Car Parking

There are multiple airport parking options here, from short stays to pick up friends and family from arrivals, to longer stay car parks further away (requiring a bus to get you from the car park to the terminal building). It's worth taking a look at the options and booking in advance to secure your space and price.

Which Terminal

If you're unsure which terminal at Manchester airport you are flying from, the official airport website has a handy tool that you can check here.

Airport Lounges

There are three airport lounges at Manchester, the Escape Lounge at T1, The Escape Lounge at T3 and the 1903 Lounge at T2. Each should be booked in advance and you should make sure to book the correct lounge for the terminal you are departing from. Please note that groups of six or more are not permitted.

Special Assistance

For those requiring special assistance, you should contact your airline to ensure they have all the details they need and you're able to fly. At the airport, whether you need wheelchair assistance from curbside to your seat onboard, or simply want the security staff to be aware of your anxiety, there are a range of services to suit all needs.


If you're jetting off on holiday early, that 2am wake up call isn't as exciting as you think. There are a number of hotels in and around Manchester airport that you can stay at to help you get a good nights' sleep before you travel. Some of the more budget friendly options like Premier Inn or Delta Hotels by Marriott can be a short drive away, but there are a couple within walking distance to the airport terminal. These include the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport which sits between Terminals 1 and 2, the Ibis Budget Hotel, and the Holiday Inn Manchester Airport. Rates start from less than £100 per night at the airport.

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