There are 9 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale by train, bus, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station 060 / ...

$1 - $5

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Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria

$4 - $8

Bus Megabus UK  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

$14 - $17

Line 6 tram  •  57 min

  1. Take the line 6 tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Market Street (Manchester Metrolink) 6

$5

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale 9.8 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale 9.8 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Manchester Arndale 9.8 miles

$45 - $65

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale 9.8 miles

$21 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale is to bus which costs £1 - £4 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale is to taxi which costs £28 - £35 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport The Station station and arriving at Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Manchester Arndale is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs £3 - £6.

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The train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly takes 15 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport The Station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale is to train which takes 28 min and costs £3 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £1 - £4 and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale.
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  • Distance: 8.4 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 15 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 25 min. Stagecoach Manchester also services this route every 10 minutes.

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
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
26 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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
$6 - $10
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Market Street (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Chinatown (Dawsons)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$18 - $26
UberX
$21 - $30
Assist
$20 - $29
Exec
$28 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $45
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Manchester Arndale
Estimated price
$45 - $65

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