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Coach hire to and from Manchester.

Coach hire to and from Manchester Airport.

Coach hire is an efficient method of transporting large groups of passengers to and from Manchester Airport. Based at Ringway, Greater Manchester, Manchester Airport is a famous international airport located 8.6 miles (13.9km) away from Manchester city centre. Saving you the trek from the city centre, Coach hire to and from Manchester Airport is a quick and reliable mode of transport.

In a bid to become more environmentally friendly, opting for coach hire to and from Manchester Airport has become a popular choice among travellers. To put it into perspective, a medium sized car produces carbon levels at  205.54 gCO2e/pkm. Comparing this to a coach, which only produces 35.47 gCO2e/pkm, we can see an 82% decrease in carbon emissions. Going a little bit greener can help improve our carbon footprint in the long run.

Manchester Airport is a busy airport, running three passenger terminals and a goods terminal. Alongside London Heathrow Airport, Manchester is one of the only airports to operate 2 runways over 2,999 m in length. The airport held over 27.8 million passengers in 2017. Currently the airport is undergoing expansion to double the size of Terminal 2. With initial elements of this opening in 2019, the airport has hopes to finish the operation in 2024 allowing for the terminal to handle 35 million passengers. Furthermore, a High Speed 2 station (Manchester Interchange), is in planning for opening in 2033. As there is currently no train line running directly to Manchester Airport, coach hire to and from Manchester Airport is the most reliable mode of transport when moving a large group of people.

Consisting of 3 terminals, Manchester Airport is the perfect place for last-minute retail therapy. Shops spreading across all 3 terminals include:

  • Accessorize
  • Bobbi Brown
  • BOSS
  • Clarins
  • Dune London
  • FatFace
  • JD Sports
  • Lacoste
  • Pandora
  • Victoria Secrets 


If retail therapy has tired you out, perhaps a coffee may help perk you up before your flight. Below are some light-bite cafes available at the terminals.

  • T1 – Starbucks – Food options include sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Drink options include teas, coffees, Italian-styled espressos and ice-blended drinks.
  • T1 – Upper Crust – Food options include baguettes, super sourdough, multigrain sourdough, sandwiches and pastries. Drinks options include soft drinks and hot drinks.
  • T2 – Caffe Nero – Food includes all day breakfast, panini and sandwiches, salads and soups, deli menu, cakes and muffins. Drinks options include soft drinks, tea and coffee.
  • T2 – Greggs – Food includes breakfast, baked goods, sandwiches and sweet treats. Drink options include hot drinks, cold drinks and soft drinks.
  • T3 – Delice de France – Food options include French-style pastries and sandwiches. Drink options include hot drinks, cold drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • T3 – Costa – Food options include sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Drink options include tea, coffee and soft drinks.

If a more hearty meal is your pre-flight preference, there are many restaurant options available at each terminal. These include but are not limited to: 

  • T1 – Cafe Balzar – Food options include chicken and chips, fish and chips, burgers, croques, flatbread and salad. Drink options include soft drinks, hot drinks and homemade drinks.
  • T1 – Giraffe – Food options include meat dishes, burgers, brunch, stir-fry bowls, curry bowls and salad. Drink options include smoothies, iced tea, wine, cocktails, beer, coffee and other hot drinks. 
  • T2 – Cabin – Food options include main dishes, burgers, loaded burgers, light bites, sides and nibbles. Drink options include wine, champagne, beer, cider, cocktails, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks.
  • T2 – Frankie & Benny’s – Food options include all-day breakfast, pasta, burgers, house favourites, pizza, salad and wraps. Drink options include milkshakes, mocktails, desserts, hot drinks, soft drinks and specialty drinks.
  • T3 – The Lion and Antelope – Food options include breakfast, small plates, burgers, hot sandwiches, pub classics, salad and sides. Drink options include cold drinks, hot drinks, 0% alcohol, wine and draught beer.
  • T3 – KFC – Food options include chicken pieces, chicken burgers, chicken nuggets and chips. Drink options include soft drinks and hot drinks.

If you’d prefer to get away from the airport hustle and bustle, there are executive lounges in each terminal to choose from.



  • About: A place to kick back and relax with a wide selection of complementary services. These include food and drinks, WiFi, printing, charging points, newspapers, magazines and TV access.
  • Open: T1: 04:15 am – 20:00 pm

T2: Monday, Tuesday: 04:15 am – 19:15 pm, Wednesday, Friday: 04:15 am – 20:15 pm, Thursday, 04:15 am – 21:00 pm, Saturday 04:15 am – 18:30 pm, Sunday 04:15 am -19:00pm.

T3: Weekdays, 04:15 am – 20:30 pm, Saturday 04:15 am -20:00 pm.

*The Escape Lounges shall close at 14:00 on Christmas day*

  • Cost: From £24 per person (infants 0-23 months free of charge). The lounges no longer accept cash payment for guests wishing to pay and enter on the day of travel.
  • Cardholders accepted?: Yes. Accepting passengers from DragonPass, Diners Club, Holiday Extras, Lounge Pass, Lounge Club, Lounge Key and Priority Pass.
  • Dress code: Smart-casual.
  • Groups Accepted? Prior authorisation must be given for groups larger than 6 wishing to gain access to the lounge. Seperate bookings forming a group larger than 6 will be refused access to the lounge with no refund given. To request a group booking, please contact : 0808 168 6111
  • Locations: T1: Proceed through the security and Duty Free area. Follow signage for Premium Lounges along the walkway just before Dixons. Here, take the stairs/lift to the Executive Lounge level. 

T2: Proceed through the security and Duty Free area. Turn left to the stairs located opposite Gate 209. Take the stairs/lift up to the executive lounge.

T3: Proceed through the security area. Turn left, past Dixons and take the stairs/lift on the left hand side to Level 3. The lounge is located before the main Duty Free area adjacent to the BA Executive Lounge.


Coach hire to and from Manchester Airport.

Bus hire to and from Manchester Airport.

Minibus hire to and from Manchester Airport.


Coach Hire 4U ensures a safe, quick and easy coach, bus or minibus journey to and from Manchester Airport. Our specialised team is motivated to take the stresses of travel completely out of your hands and into ours. With a friendly Sales team giving you the best value for money, and an Operations team ensuring the journey runs as smoothly as possible on the day, you shall be completely looked after from start to finish! Being in service for over 30 years has given us the experience needed to guarantee a smooth-running journey for every customer.


Our fleet consists of vehicles ranging from 16 seater minibus hire to 70+ seater coach hire. Our executive coach hire
ranges from 24 seater coach hire to 70 seater coach hire. The executive facilities include a toilet, luggage capacity, PA system and aircon system.

We can also offer bus hire to and from Manchester Airport. This is a basic service which doesn’t include the executive
facilities of the coaches. However, bus hire to and from Manchester Airport is a great travel solution when wishing to transport a large group over a short distance. This is also a very cost-effective option allowing you to save your
funds for holiday spending.

Coach Hire 4U can also provide minibus hire to and from Manchester Airport. Minibus hire is an ideal way to manoeuvre a
smaller group of people. Our minibus hire options range from 16 seater minibus hire to 19 seater minibus hire with executive options available.

These factors ensure that no matter the size of the group, Coach Hire 4U can accommodate you all. Transporting you shall be left in the very capable hands of our experienced drivers. Our driving staff are polite, punctual and determined to get you to your destination as quickly and safely as possible.


Attractions and Group Activities Around Manchester Airport.

  • Science and Industry Museum (Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP)
  • National Football Museum (Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester M4 3BG)
  • The Lowry (Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ)
  • Manchester Markets (Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5PF)
  • Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL)
  • Imperial War Museum North (Trafford Wharf Rd, Stretford, Manchester M17 1TZ)
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester (Unit D5, Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS)
  • Heaton Park (Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW)
  • Sea Life Manchester (Barton Square intu Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS)
  • Manchester Museum (University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL)

Call our sales team now on 0800 22108644 / 01582 206207


Contact Information for Manchester Airport

Address: Manchester M90 1QX

General enquiries: 0808 169 7030

Bus Station Office Contact: +44 (0) 7884 363470

It is essential for passengers to provide us with the following details prior to their journey:

  • Lead passenger name and number – this is so our Operations team and driver can make contact on the day.
  • Flight number – ensuring our Operations team track the flight on the day in order to dispatch the driver.
  • Passenger total and luggage quantity – this is important for our Allocations team to designate the correct vehicle size and for the driver to perform a head count before departure.


After leaving baggage reclaim, passengers are advised to follow these procedures to ensure a swift pick-up from Manchester Airport.


It is to be noted that coaches will be detained at the Coach Operations Centre away from Manchester airport. Once your baggage has reached baggage reclaim the coach can be released by the authorities.


Step 1

Our driver shall be in contact to inform you of his positioning. Alternatively, you can reach the driver on the mobile number we shall provide a day prior to your pick-up.


If you are experiencing issues with any of the following, our Duty Manager can be reached on our 24/7 Operations line: 07795 011 301.


Step 2

You should follow signage for coaches at The Station. Airport personnel shall be on site wearing highly-visible jackets to assist you should you have any queries. 


You can also call the Bus Station Office on a courtesy airport phone on 15011. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 7884 363470 to speak with a member of staff from the Bus Station Office. 


Step 3

Your driver shall greet you with the vehicle and help you board your luggage. Confirm your destination, relax and let the driver take care of the rest.


Fees (subject to an airport pricing review)

  • Vehicles up to 29 seats: £10.00 per hour including permit
  • Vehicles over 29 seats: £20.00 per hour including permit
  • Overnight parking: £40.00 including permit


Contact Information for Manchester Airport

Address: Manchester M90 1QX

General enquiries: +44 (0)808 169 7030

Bus Station Office Contact: +44 (0) 7884 363470

Airport Address: Manchester M90 1QX


Coach Park Address: Customer Transport Operations Centre, Avro Way, Pinfold Lane, World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport, M90 5AF. For sat navs use M90 5XR.

(Phone: +44 (0)161 489 8666)


Directions: Located via the M56 at Junction 6. Follow signs for the World Freight Terminal which shall bring you onto Avro Way. At the end of Avro Way, turn right onto Pinfold Lane. You shall find the Coach Operations Centre on the right. 



  • Speed limit in Passenger Transport yard is 10mph. 
  • Proceed with caution in case of any manoeuvring vehicles.
  • Observe the one way system.
  • Strictly no parking on the surrounding roads.


Step 1

Once you have arrived at the Customer Transport Operations Centre, park your vehicle in an empty bay. 



  • Ensure you are wearing a highly-visible jacket as permits shall not be issued to drivers without one.
  • Ensure your vehicle is switched off and secure before reporting to reception.


Step 2

Report to reception and purchase a permit. There shall be information on flight arrivals at your request.  It is a good idea to make contact with the lead passenger at this time and update them on your situation.


Terminal 2 collection: You shall be presented with a password to gain entry alongside a permit.

Terminal 3 collection: You shall be told what time to leave the Coach Operations Centre and given a permit.



  • Display your permit in the windscreen of your vehicle at all times.
  • Make sure the flight has landed before proceeding to pick up your passengers at the terminal.

Step 3

Once you are ready, move your vehicle to the designated pick-up area. This is situated just off of Palma Avenue and out of the controlled lane (3rd entrance off Palma Avenue).



  • The pick up area has a capacity for only 3 vehicles. It is essential that permission is granted before you pick up the passengers.


Step 4

Warmly greet your passengers and assist them in putting any luggage on board. It is wise to perform a headcount of the total passengers and check this number correlates with that on your working ticket. 


Step 5

Confirm the passengers’ final destination and safely proceed with your journey.


Contact Information for Manchester Airport

Address: Manchester M90 1QX

General enquiries: +44 (0)808 169 7030

Bus Station Office Contact: +44 (0) 7884 363470

How To Book

To get a quote for one of our coaches, call or email us, or fill in the online booking form. One of our expert travel managers will get in touch and answer all your queries. We will also work with you to ensure you get the best transport solution for the best possible price.

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