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5,815 Km
7 hour 10 min
Manchester Airport

Transportation to Kandahar Airport from the City Center

The government of Afghanistan is in the process of establishing a bus network for the transportation to the airport from Kandahar city center. Moreover, 50 off-road vehicles are planned to be included on this transportation network. Until the infrastructure of these alternatives is complete, you have two options for the transfer between these two points. These alternatives are taxi or renting a car.


You can ask your hotel to call a taxi for you, call a taxi company or make a reservation through online platforms. Traveling to the airport from Kandahar city center takes about 20 minutes. This is also the most practical alternative for traveling to the airport.

Car Rental

The best way to rent a car in the city center for traveling to Kandahar International Airport is to make an online reservation. You can choose one of the foreign car rental companies such as Avis, Dollar, Fox, Sixt and Europcar. You can also search for the local car rental companies and get advice from your hotel about this issue.

Airport Information

Kandahar International Airport in Afghanistan is located 17 kilometers southeast of Kandahar. As well as being the second largest airport of the country with its large capacity of 250 airplanes, it is also one of the largest military bases. Due to its important location, it is used for military and civil flights.

The airport, which was restored in 2007 and gained new facilities, is a structure built between 1956 and 1962 with a plan designed by the United States. The airport, which was used by the Red Army as an air base between 1980 and 1989 and was controlled by the United States until 2006, is now operated by NATO. The terminal covers a large area of 650 acres, and the Afghan National Police ensures security within the terminal.

Kandahar International Airport is Afghanistan's only airport offering service 24/7. In addition to Kam Air, Safi and Ariana, which are the three local airports of the country, Iran Airlines, which flies to Dubai, India, Iran and Kabul, is one of the most active companies of the airport. The airport has free Wi-Fi and limited shopping and eating areas.

Last Updated: 06 Aug 2018

Transportation to Manchester City Center from Airport

Manchester Airport was ranked the 3rd busiest airport in the UK, in terms of passenger traffic, in 2015. It is a major international airport operating both domestic and international flights out of 3 passenger terminals. The airport offers a range of services aimed at meeting passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs.

There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center from Manchester Airport, including taxi, bus, train, tram, bicycle, and rental car. The airport is located 15 km from the city center, so any method you choose will be a convenient and quick option.  


Taking a taxi from the airport to the city center is quite convenient and fast. Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal exits once you land. A taxi to the city center from the airport should take less than 30 minutes, under normal traffic conditions, and cost around 20-30 pounds. The airport also features private hire taxis through the company Arrow Cars. This service can accommodate up to 8 passengers and provides comfortable and reliable transportation to the city.


Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Manchester Airport is by bus. Buses depart from The Station, Manchester Airport’s ground transport interchange. Buses are an affordable and convenient way to get to the city. There are 9 different bus routes that operate between the airport and the city. The bus you need to take will depend on your destination in the city.


Trains are another affordable and convenient method of transportation to get to the city from the airport. Trains depart from the Manchester Airport railway station, which is located at The Station. Trains operate every day of the week and run every 10 minutes. A train from the airport to the city center takes about 20 minutes.


There is a Metrolink station at the airport for those who want to take the tram to the city center. The tram is accessible from The Station and provides convenient transportation to the city. Trams operates every day of the week and run every 12-15 minutes and provide comfortable transportation to many parts of the city.


Manchester Airport places great emphasis on the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. There are designated bike paths between the airport and the city center and special parking areas for bicycles at the airport. Thanks to these paths and cycle bays passengers can ride their bikes to and from the airport.

Rental Car

Another transportation alternative to get to the city is by rental car. Renting a car is also a great way to get around in the city and explore the surrounding areas during your trip. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. Since the airport is located 15 km away, you can enjoy a comfortable drive to the city center. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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Which airports can I use for Kandahar-Manchester flights?

For Kandahar-Manchester flights, you can use Ahmad Shah Baba Intl. - Kandahar Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly station Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Kandahar-Manchester and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Kandahar-Manchester is 5814 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 7 hour 10 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Kandahar-Manchester flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Kandahar-Manchester flights is Monday.

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