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A Manchester Airport Lounge will get your travel off to a luxury start before you’ve even boarded the plane. Sit back and relax, catch up on your email, read the free newspaper or just unwind in front of the television. Manchester Airport Lounges allow travellers to make the most of your time waiting in the airport and enjoy a huge choice of facilities plus a tasty selection of complimentary snacks and drinks.
Escape Lounge: Manchester Terminal 1. Open from 04:00 to 17:00. Services include: Free Wifi, Comfy Seats, Newspapers, Magazines, Hot Food, Cold Food, Drinks including: wines, beers and spirits, as well as tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks.
Location: First Clear security and Duty Free, follow the signs for ‘Premium Lounges’ along the walkway, just before Dixons. Take the stairs or lift to the Executive Lounge level, where you’ll find the Escape lounge in Manchester Terminal 1.
The Aspire Lounge: Manchester Terminal 1. Open from 04:00 to 17:00. Services include: Free Wifi, Work Booths, Comfy Seats, Newspapers, Magazines, Hot Food, Cold Food, Drinks including: wines, beers and spirits, as well as tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks. Prosecco & Champagne are available at an extra charge.
Location: First Clear security and Duty Free, follow the signs for ‘Premium Lounges’ along the walkway, just before Dixons. Take the stairs or lift to the Executive Lounge level, where you’ll find the The Aspire lounge in Manchester Terminal 1.
Most of the Terminal 1 restaurants and food joints have exceptionally poor reviews and ratings across the review websites. The best restaurant in terms of customer feedback seems to be Cafe Balzar. This bucks the trend and actually gets good reviews on TripAdvisor.
We generally recommend Escape Lounge to leisure travellers or those with children, and The Aspire lounge for business travellers. They are both great lounges with only subtle differences.
Transport available between terminals Visitors can use the moving walkway along the Skylink to easily travel between terminals 1 to 2 in around 15 minutes. To travel between 1 and 3 there is a walkway which takes 5 minutes. To travel from 3 to 2, simply make your way to Terminal 1 and then onwards to terminal 2.
Prices tend to be a little cheaper – especially if an item is in sale.
T1 Pick Up zone is located in T1 Short Stay car park. Be warned that it isn’r cheap!
Prices are as follows
Up to 30 minutes = £6.00
Up to 1 hour = £12.00
Up to 2 hours = £20.00
Up to 4 hours = £30.00
Ryanair airline passengers will depart from Terminal 3 (T3) gates, but still go through Terminal 1 (T1) check-in and security. Arrivals will be at Terminal 3.
If departing from Manchester, please check-in at Terminal 1 and proceed through Terminal 1 security. Just before World Duty Free in the T1 departure lounge, please follow signs for ‘Terminal 3’.
Arrivals in Manchester will be landing at Terminal 3.
Please bear this in mind when making drop-off and pick-up arrangements or car parking bookings. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are a five-minute walk from each other and there is signage in place to direct you.
Please check your boarding card or contact your airline for more information about which terminal your flight will depart from.
The post code for Manchester Terminal 1 is