There are 9 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale by train, bus, tram, night bus, 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 via Manchester Piccadilly  •  27 min

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  35 min

  1. National Express / ...

$1 - $5

7 alternative options

Train  •  36 min

$4 - $9

Line 6 tram  •  57 min

  1. 6

$5

Night bus  •  35 min

  1. M11

$15 - $17

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. 9.8 miles

$35 - $50

Drive  •  15 min

  1. 9.8 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. 9.8 miles

$45 - $70

Uber  •  15 min

  1. 9.8 miles

$18 - $26

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 hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 14 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale every 30 minutes. 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
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
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
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
24 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 5 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/Chinatown (Dawsons)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$18 - $26
uberASSIST
$18 - $26
uberACCESS
$18 - $26
uberEXEC
$30 - $45
uberXL
$30 - $45
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Manchester Arndale
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$35 - $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
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Manchester Arndale
Estimated price
$45 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Manchester Arndale is 13 km. The road distance is 16 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Manchester. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

The train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.