Manchester Airport is well supplied with car parking for all budgets and all types of travellers. Official car parking can be found both on and off the airport, with plenty of private options just a short distance from the airport. Some hotels include pre and post-trip parking for up to two weeks in the price of a stay of one or two nights. The Manchester Airport website is the first place to start any search for parking availability and prices.
There is a range of secure parking, convenient for all three terminals at Manchester airport. For the best deals it is advisable to pre-book online. The most economical airport parking is in car parks just a few minutes away by free shuttle bus from all three terminals. For trips of longer than a week, this is the most cost-effective airport parking. Jet Parks is pre-book only, while the Long Stay car park can be paid on departure. This is more expensive than pre-booking, but perfect for last minute holiday decisions. Multi-storey car parks are located within a short walk of all three terminals. As these are a little more expensive, they are more suitable for short trips. For business travelers or those who like to travel in style, the Meet and Greet service is quick and easy. A driver meets you at departures and takes your car to a secure location. When you return your car will be waiting for you outside the arrivals terminal. This service is particularly suited to disabled travelers or people with reduced mobility.
Alternative options include companies slightly further from the airport, such as Toad Parking, Purple Parking and APH. Prices for these can be compared and bookings made through such sites as www.airparks.co.uk. Toad Parking is a family owned business just three minutes away from the airport. Their car park is fully secure and they take passengers to and from the airport on demand. APH Parking offers either a shuttle bus transfer or a Meet and Greet service. Purple Parking is a little further away, with the shuttle bus journey taking up to fifteen minutes. This will need to be factored into arrival times.
Several hotels on or near the airport offer special deals, with secure parking on hotel grounds and shuttle transfers to and from the airport. This is a useful and cost effective option if travel times and plans mean a night or two has to be spent in a hotel before or after flights. The Hilton Hotel and Bewley's are within a few minutes' walk of the terminals, while the Holiday Inn Express runs a shuttle bus, which takes ten minutes and costs just a few pounds. Etrop Grange, The Crown Plaza and Cheadle House Manchester Airport also operate their own shuttle services. Other local hotels provide room and parking deals but taxi transfers are necessary.