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Maps and Directions

Directions from Manchester Airport

Directions from Manchester Airport

On foot

If you are arriving at T1 or the Rail Station the hotel appears visibly closer, however, there is no pedestrian crossing on the busy dual carriageway and the road layout is not conducive to a safe walk.  There is signage at the terminals for “hotel pedestrian walkway”.  In the interim it is recommended that first time visitors to call for the complimentary shuttle using the airport courtesy phones and dialling ‘3090’.

If you arrive at T2 this is a good 15 minutes’ walk through the airport and it is strongly recommended you call for the shuttle.

From T3 exit the main doors and turn left following through the walkway signed T1, T2 station. Continue along this path when the walkway goes under the office block then turn right walking in front of Olympic House and follow the signs for ‘hotels’ walkway.

Shuttle bus

Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport operate a shuttle bus to all 3 terminals and the rail station. This service runs 24 hours.

To call for transport from these locations, please dial 3090 from any of the blue or white courtesy phones. Please state your name and arrival terminal. Please ensure you have cleared customs with your luggage before calling.

Please book transport to the airport/rail station on arrival.

Directions by train

Manchester Airport is a 22 minute journey from Manchester Piccadilly in the city centre. For rail times please contact National Rail Enquiries.

To call for transport from this location, please dial 3090 from any of the blue courtesy phones. Please state your name and arrival terminal.

Directions by coach

National Express call at Manchester Airport and provide nationwide links. For journey times please contact National Express.

Exit the coach at terminal 1 and follow the directions from Manchester Airport.

Directions by road

from the M56

  1. Exit the M56 at Junction 5 Manchester Airport.
  2. Follow signs for Terminals 1 & 3 passing through the traffic lights.
  3. Follow the purple signs for Terminal 3 on the airport approach road.
  4. At the first roundabout keep in the left hand lane and take the first exit.
  5. Turn sharp left at the second mini roundabout and drive up to the Clayton Hotel car park barrier.

Please take a ticket to open the barrier.



The Metrolink airport line has now landed. They have 15 new stops.
With 15 new stops and services running every 12 minutes, the Airport Line gives you a faster, more efficient way to travel.

Tram times

Tram times

Monday to Thursday  from 06.00 to 23.00
Friday to Saturday from 06.00 to midnight
Sundays and Bank Holidays from 09.00 to 18.00. Between the hours of 06.00 / 09.00 and 18.00 / 23.00 trams run every 15 minutes.

Manchester United Football Ground

Manchester United Football Ground

Trams run from Manchester Airport Train Station to Old Trafford with one change at Trafford Bar which is Cornbrook Line. Trains run approximately every 12 minutes and the journey time to Trafford Bar is about 30/35 minutes. It is only one stop from Trafford Bar to Old Trafford via the Altrincham Line.

Full information can be found on the website or call 0161 205 2000