Manchester Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the UK and the largest airport outside of London. The airport has flights to destinations all over the world, making it the main airport for the north of England. The city of Manchester is 14 km away and an easy drive with your car hire from Manchester Airport. Manchester is an industrial city with culture and is known to be diverse, popular with students and great for music and sport.
Manchester Airport has 3 terminals that are linked by the Skyline walkways and escalators. Terminal 1 is used for Star Alliance flights, Terminal 2 is used for Skyteam flights and Terminal 3 is used for domestic flights. There is free Wi-Fi access for surfing the net and there are currency exchange offices with ATMs for all your money needs. Executive lounges are available for a fee or free to business class or first class passengers. There are many useful services at the airport whether you are travelling for business or pleasure including the Be Relax Spa and shower facilities. The airport has a wide selection of shops including duty free items at Alpha Airport Shopping. You can buy fashion at Attitude or gadgets at Dixons and last minute purchases for your journey at Boots or WHSmith. When you feel hungry, there are over 25 places to eat, try the ethnic wraps at Wrapid or pizza and pasta at Trattoria Milano. For something more substantial eat at the Runway Brasserie. The airport has its own hotel, the Radisson Blu and you can see Concorde at the Manchester Runway Visitors Park located at the airport.
The industrial city of Manchester in the north west of England is ideal for a city break combing culture and shopping. You can shop until you drop at the Trafford Centre, one of the largest malls in the UK or shop for upmarket luxury brands at The Triangle. In the centre of the city you will find the neo- gothic town hall and Manchester Cathedral. Visit the Manchester Wheel for spectacular views of the city and take a walk through Piccadilly Gardens and Chinatown to appreciate the diverse cultures. A must see art gallery is The Lowry at The Quays and there are many theatres and museums to discover. Out and about with your car hire in Manchester you can visit the seaside towns of Blackpool and Southport or the city of Liverpool.