There are 8 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton by train, bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Atherton

$9 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus via Manchester  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14) to Atherton, Market St/Co-op (Co-Op Supermkt) V2

$4 - $6

6 alternative options

Line 6 tram, bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 6 tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to St Peters Square (Manchester Metrolink) 6
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14) to Atherton, Market St/Co-op (Co-Op Supermkt) V2

$7 - $9

Bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel) 43 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14) to Atherton, Market St/Co-op (Co-Op Supermkt) V2

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton 18.4 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton 18.4 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Atherton 18.4 miles

$65 - $95

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton 18.4 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Atherton, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton via Manchester Victoria in around 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton via Manchester and Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14) in around 1 h 24 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Atherton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to St Peters Square (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
manct.org
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$30 - $45
ASSIST
$30 - $45
ACCESS
$30 - $50
uberEXEC
$50 - $70
uberXL
$55 - $80
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Atherton
Estimated price
$65 - $95

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton?

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Atherton is 23 km. The road distance is 29 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton?

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs £50 - £65.

Is there a direct train between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Atherton?

No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Atherton via Manchester Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Atherton?

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Atherton, Market St/Co-op (Co-Op Supermkt) via Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton?

It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Atherton, including transfers.