How much does it cost to park at Manchester Airport?

If you’re flying from Manchester and driving to the airport is the best option for you then it’s important to be aware of how much parking costs. There are different options available depending on whether you plan to leave your car at the airport during your holiday, or if you’re going to be getting a lift with a friend or relative.

The airport has different car parks you can use depending on which terminal you’re flying from. Each terminal car park also has ‘pick up’ zones for drivers who are collecting arrivals.

Manchester Airport does strongly recommend that holidaymakers book their parking space in advance if you intend to leave your car at the airport while you’re away. This means you can secure a space and pay a cheaper price.

READ MORE: Manchester Airport’s advice to passengers on when to arrive for their flight

There are options for parking on the day (Turn Up and Park) at each of the airport’s car parks: the T1 Short Stay, T3 and T2 West Multi Storey Long Stay car parks. When you arrive you’ll need to take a token from the entrance barrier and male a payment at any of the automatic ticket machines found in and around the terminal buildings.

Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2

Or you can insert your token at the exit barrier and pay with a credit or debit card. There’s no longer an entry barrier at the T1 Short Stay car park, with payments being made via cash machines or at the exit barrier.

If you’re collecting someone from the airport, there are pick up zones in each terminal car park. The T1 Pick Up zone is located in T1 Short Stay car park, T2 Pick Up zone is located on Level 0 of T2 West Multi Storey Car Park and the T3 Pick Up zone is accessed through T3 Multi Storey Car Park

The following prices are according to the Manchester Airport website as of April 7, 2022.

The prices for the multi-storey car parks are:

It’s important to note that T1 Multi-Storey Car Park and T2 East Multi-Storey Car Park are restricted to pre-booked customers only.

T1 Short Stay (Pick Up):

  • Up to 30 minutes = £6.00

  • Up to 1 hour = £12.00

  • Up to 2 hours = £20.00

  • Up to 4 hours = £30.00

  • Up to 24 hours and for each 24 hours thereafter (or part thereof) = £58.00 (no hourly rate available)

If you’re planning on staying over 24 hours in the T1 short stay car park, then it is cheaper to book in advance.

T3 Arrivals (Pick Up) – accessed via T3 Multi Storey

(Max stay 2 hours)

If you’re dropping someone off at the airport, you can do this for free at the JetParks 1 carpark, where passengers can catch a shuttle bus to the terminals, which operates 24/7. Or passengers can be dropped off outside the terminals, which costs £5 for five minutes and £6 for 10 minutes, which can be paid at the exit barrier.

An overstay charge of £25 will apply after 10 minutes. Drop off is free for blue badge holders.

For details on how to pre-book airport parking click here. There are also long-stay parking options available at sites run by NCP and APH.

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