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Park and Ride at Manchester Airport

It's the cheapest way to park your car at the airport

Looking for the most economical way to park during your trip? If so then park and ride is for you. On the day of your flight drive to the car park and catch a free courtesy shuttle to the terminal building. On your return catch the shuttle back to the car park from outside the terminal entrance.

Park and Ride involves driving to the secure car park yourself. When you arrive you park your car and catch a courtesy shuttle to the terminal building. It is different to Meet and Greet parking where you drive straight to the terminal and are met by a driver who parks your car for you.

At Manchester Airport you can park at the airport close to your terminal using their long term parking. There is a regular 24 hour shuttle service that will take you to your terminal and back.

Or you can park at one of the five Jet Park sites situated very close to the airport. These are a low cost option and are Park Mark approved for their security and safety. Their shuttle service runs 24 hours a day and depending on the site you choose your journey will take from 5 - 15 minutes.

When you arrive back to Manchester Airport and have collected your luggage make your way outside to catch the free bus back to the car park. All Park and Ride operators are located within a 15 minute journey of the airport but it is always best to allow more time especially before your flight, just in case of any traffic delays.

This service is the most economical way to park your car at the airport. It's not quite as convenient as some of the other ways to park but it is unbeatable value for money!

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How does it work?

Park and Ride is easy. On the day that you fly simply drive to the car park (address will be in your confirmation email). Enter the car park and park your car. Then catch a free regular shuttle bus to the terminal building. On your return to Manchester make your way outside the terminal catch the bus back to the car park. Make your way home from there.

Car park security

All car parking compounds featured on are secure and protected by CCTV, perimeter fencing and 24-hour patrols.

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park and ride Manchester terminal 3


  • 5/5Location
  • 4/5Practicality
  • 5/5Service

"excellent very easy to use and shuttles very frequent almost no waiting will definitely use again"

Norman O - Ride 'n' GO Park and Ride

Manchester Airport hotels with parking

An alternative to Meet and Greet and Park and Ride, if you would like to be at the airport the night before or after you fly opt for combined hotel and parking. compares all airport hotels with best rates guaranteed.

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Is Park and Ride better than Meet and Greet or Valet Parking?

It is often cheaper because it is not quite as convenient as the other two types of parking and involves catching a shuttle bus to and from the terminal rather than being met at the terminal entrance. If you have more time on your hands when arriving at the airport this is a great parking option and all car parks on are located less than 15 minutes away by free shuttle bus.