There are 7 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays by train, tram, 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.

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Train, line 7 tram  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the line 7 tram from Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Harbour City (Manchester Metrolink) 3 / ...

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 060 bus, line 50 bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 060 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station 060 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery to The Lowry, Huron Basin 50

$5

5 alternative options

Line 6 tram  •  57 min

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

$6 - $8

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays 10.4 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays 10.4 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Salford Quays 10.4 miles

$45 - $70

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays 10.4 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) station to Salford Quays. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport The Station and arriving at The Lowry, Huron Basin via Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Salford Quays is 8 miles. The road distance is 10.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays without a car is to train and line 7 tram which takes 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 40 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays, including transfers.

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

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, arrive at The Lowry, Huron Basin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays is 10 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays.
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  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays via Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery in around 1 h 2 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
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
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 Piccadilly (Manchester Metrolink) to Harbour City (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) to Cornbrook (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
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 City Centre, Art Gallery to The Lowry, Huron Basin
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Manchester
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$19 - $27
UberX
$22 - $35
Assist
$21 - $30
Exec
$29 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $45
Taxi from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Salford Quays
Ave. Duration
15 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
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Salford Quays
Estimated price
$45 - $70

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