Manchester airport parking and what you need to know

Getting the right parking at Manchester Airport is as important as getting the right flight from Manchester. You can pay more than you need to and be inconvenienced more than necessary. There are ways to get the best parking prices at the airport and know that your car is secure.

It is usually better to pre-book you car parking at one of the car parks before you leave as the online and pre-booking rates are better than if you just turn up on the day. The car parks do fill up at certain times of the year.

There are quite a few car park companies that operate around Manchester Airport and in most cases provide a free shuttle service to and from the terminal buildings. Choosing the best car park could depend on the direction you are travelling from. There is no point in driving past a car park to drive further to get to another one.

The most convenient option is to book a meet and greet service with your parking. This will mean you and your party will be met and taken to the car park without having to wait on anyone else. As soon as you arrive at the front of the terminal you will be taken to the car park to collect your car. This service costs a bit more but for some people it is more than worth it.

Whilst you are away why not treat your car, most car parks can arrange for your care to be cleaned or have a full valet. It is possible at some car parks for your car to have a complete service whilst you are away.

Manchester Airport also has parking facilities next to the airport terminal buildings. The prices tend to be higher but do offer the convenience of being near the airport. The airport car parks are secure and your car should be perfectly safe. It is advisable to pre-book before you arrive to make sure the car park is not full.

Generally you will be asked to leave your car keys so that they can move your car out of the way whilst you are away and have it ready for you upon your return. If you are worried about leaving your house keys don’t, simply give them your car key.

Planning ahead will enable you to get the best prices and plan the best route to the car park of your choice. Don’t forget to allow sufficient time to get to the car park and to allow enough time for the shuttle bus to take you

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