There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay by train, 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, line 7 tram  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the line 7 tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink) 7 / ...

$7 - $13

Cheapest option

Line 6 tram  •  56 min

  1. Take the line 6 tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink) 6

$4

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay 9.9 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay 9.9 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  13 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Exchange Quay 9.9 miles

$50 - $70

Uber  •  13 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay 9.9 miles

$19 - $27

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

There is no direct connection from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay. However, you can take the train to Manchester Piccadilly, take the walk to Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink), then take the line 7 tram to Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink). Alternatively, Metrolink operates a vehicle from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 42 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 Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Exchange Quay (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Trafford Bar (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$19 - $27
ASSIST
$19 - $27
ACCESS
$18 - $27
uberEXEC
$30 - $45
uberXL
$35 - $50
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Exchange Quay
Estimated price
$50 - $70

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Questions & Answers

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

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Exchange Quay is 11 km. The road distance is 16 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 13 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs £29 - £35.

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

It takes approximately 33 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Exchange Quay, including transfers.