Manchester Airport Drop Off Charges


Manchester Airport Drop Off Charges

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Manchester Airport Drop Off Charges:

  • £5 for up to 5 minutes
  • £6 for up to 10 minutes
  • Overstay charge (longer than 10 minutes) £25

Where Can I Drop Off at Manchester Airport?

Just outside the departures hall at each terminal.

Do I need to pay the charges in advance?

It is possible to pay in advance or you can simply pay on the day, at the exit barrier.

Is 'Drop & Go' the correct place to drop off and pick up at Manchester Airport?

No. Drop and Go Manchester Airport is a brand of parking for the use of customers who are leaving their car for an extended period. This option is not to be confused with the 'Pick up and Drop Off areas'.

Manchester Airport has joined the ever increasing list of UK airports to charge customers for the privilege of dropping off passengers.

As such, if you want the convenience of pulling up right outside any of the three terminals, you’re going to need to cough up a fiver, or more if you don’t get a move on!

The drop off zones are just that, a place to drop off, nothing more. Don’t get any ideas about accompanying your passenger to the terminal or taking too much time over goodbyes... Keep it brisk or be prepared to pay!

Although similarly expensive to other major UK airports, the drop off zones are also similarly convenient. Each terminal has one and they’re all just outside the main entrances to the departure halls.

If you’re in a hurry, have lots of luggage or generally just want to avoid hassle, the drop off areas at Manchester Airport are your best bet.

Blue Badge Holders

Blue Badge Holders are exempt from the drop off zone charge, however, they must not exceed the drop off times set out above.

Drop Off Zone Directions

Each set of directions assumes you Exit the M56 at Junction 5.

Terminal 2 Drop Off Zone Directions:

-Stay in the left lane on the slip road, following signs to Terminal 2 -Take the second exit, following signs to Terminal 2, at the roundabout at the top of the slip road. -At the next roundabout, take the third exit, following signs for T2 ‘Drop Off’ -Follow the ramp up to the forecourt

Terminal 3 Drop Off Zone Directions:

-Follow the signposts for Terminals 1 and 3. You’ll pass the Hilton hotel on your left. -After the Hilton Hotel, take the first exit at the roundabout. -At the next roundabout, take the third exit and continue until the next roundabout. -Take the second exit, you’ll see the signs for Drop Off

Free Drop Off at Manchester Airport?

If you can’t come to terms with the idea of paying to drop off, there is another option. Manchester Airport have provided a free drop off area, in the JetParks 1 car park. The location is too far away from the terminals for most to consider walkable, BUT, once dropped off, passengers are welcome to board the car park shuttle service to the terminals, free of charge.

Details: JetParks 1 Car Park Location: Thorley Lane - WA15 8UN Shuttle Bus: Runs 24/7

Manchester Airport Pick Up Charges

£6 for 30 minutes.

Manchester Airport Pick Up

First things first, don’t try picking up from the drop off zones!

Terminals 1 & 3 - Pick Up Locations:

Note: Terminals 1 & 3 are located a short walk from each other.

  • Terminal 3 Multi Storey - Domestic Approach, Manchester M90 1NN

  • Terminal 1 Short Stay Car Park - M90 3EX

  • Train Station - Malaga Ave, Manchester M90 3RR

Note: The Train Station is located pretty much halfway between Terminals 1 & 3 and terminal 2. It’s a bit of a trek with suitcases and potentially too far out of the way for those who are unable to walk far. It's worth noting that the enitre walk from all terminals to the station is covered thanks to the Skylink - a raised walkway with travelators.

Terminal 2 Pick Up Location:

Terminal 2, West Multi Storey Car park, Level 0.