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Approximate Travel Distance
6,919 Km
Approximate Flight Duration
8 hour 30 min
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Transportation to Manchester Airport from the City Center

Manchester Airport is located about 15 km from the city center and is accessible by a variety of transportation alternatives. You can to Manchester Airport by taxi, bus, train, tram, bicycle, and rental car. The airport also contains parking areas that offer long-term and short-term parking options, so driving your own car is another option.


Taxis are a fast and comfortable transportation alternative to get to the airport. You can find a taxi in every part of the city or have the hotel you are staying at help arrange one for you. Since the airport is located in relatively close proximity to the city center the total fare will cost between 20 and 30 pounds. A taxi to the airport from central Manchester should take less than 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.  


Another transportation alternative to get to the airport is by bus. Buses are accessible from every part of the city and provide quick and affordable transportation to the airport. There are a total of 9 buses that offer service to the airport from various parts of the city. Taking the bus is a cheaper option when compared to taxis. Buses run to The Station, the airport’s ground transport interchange.


Taking the train is another method of transportation to consider. The train is accessible from every part of the city and provides transportation to Manchester Airport railway station, which is located in The Station that is connected to the terminals via a Skylink. There are also regional trains that operate to the airport, making the airport accessible from different parts of the country as well. Trains are an affordable and quick transportation alternative.  


Manchester Airport is also accessible by tram. You can get on the tram from the city center or other areas and enjoy a comfortable ride to the airport. The Metrolink station is located in The Station. Trams are an affordable transportation alternative to get to the airport although they are a bit slower compared to other options.


Manchester Airport features special parking areas for bicycles for those passengers who want to access the airport by bike. The airport places great emphasis on the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly transportation alternative. Passengers can ride their bikes to the airport and securely park them at one of the various cycle bays.  

Rental Car

One of the most convenient ways to get to Manchester Airport is by rental car. There are various rental car companies located throughout the city. You can rent a car in the city and enjoy a comfortable drive to the airport. Driving from the city center to the airport should take less than 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Airport Information

Manchester Airport is located in Ringway, Manchester, about 15 kilometers from the city center. The airport operates both domestic and international flights and was ranked the 3rd busiest airport in the UK in 2015. Every year the airport handles millions of travelers.

The airport contains 3 passenger terminals that offer various services including a baby care room, health center, lost and found, ATMs, currency exchange services, free Wi-Fi for 1 hour, lounges, meeting rooms, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a variety of stores.

Stores where passengers can go shopping include Accessorize, Attitude, Biza, Bobbi Brown, Boots, Boux Avenue, Clarins, Claire’s, Cloud, Dixons, Dune, Fat Face, Jo Malone, Next, JD, Rolling Luggage, Swatch, Temptation, The Body Shop, Timberland, BB, Spar, WHSmith, Victoria’s Secret, William Henry’s, Zoodle and Lacoste.

Restaurants, cafes, or bars where passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink include Bar MCR, Burger King, Caffe Nero, Cafe Balzar, Caffe Ritazza, Costa, Delice de France, Frankie&Benny’s, Giraffe, Greggs, Joes Kitchen&Coffee House, Micasa, The Observatory Bar, The Pasty Shop, Pork Pickle, Soho Coffeeco, Spar, Spinning Jenny, Starbucks, Grain Loft, Spud Factory, Lion Antelope, Upper Crust and Take Off.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Tampa City Center from Airport

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If you want to travel by public transportation in Tampa, you can prefer bus. One-way bus ride costs 2 dollars. If you want, you can also buy daily or weekly tickets according to the duration of your stay to make your transportation more economical. Daily ticket price is 16 dollars. Renting a car is a frequently preferred option to discover the city. You can easily find the offices of many car rental companies in the city center. By renting an affordable car, you can see the surrounding cities as well as you can go to the beaches comfortably.

The traffic is very safe and steady all across Tampa and you will not have any difficulty. However, you should keep in mind that you need to have an international driver's license to rent a car. The taxi service is also widely used in urban transportation. You can easily get a taxi. All taxis have a taximeter and taxi fares are fixed.

Clearwater International Airport is located only 15 kilometers away. Lakeland Airport, which serves only for domestic flights, is 51 kilometers away and Sarasota Airport is 64 kilometers away. Orlando International Airport is 129 km away for the transfers in exceptional situations. There are 5 different transportation options to reach the city center from Tampa International Airport.

If you prefer public transportation, you can take the municipal buses. Airport shuttle services are a bit more costly but a more comfortable alternative. Taxi service is available for those who want a more private and comfortable transportation option. If you want to maximize your comfort, you can rent a car from car rental companies. The last alternative is the airport shuttle services provided by the hotels.


You can find the bus stops at the west point of the red luggage delivery area of the airport. You can get to the city center by the bus number 15. Bus ticket price is 2 dollars.


You can easily see the taxi ranks right at the exit of the luggage delivery area. Two different taxi companies - Yellow Cab and United Cab – provide taxi service at the airport. Both companies apply the same price tariff. Taxi initial fare is 2.5 dollars and you need to pay 2.4 dollars per mile.

The minimum amount you will pay for transportation from the airport to anywhere is 15 dollars regardless of distance.  Taxi transportation from Tampa International Airport to the city center or the marina costs about 25 dollars.

Rent a car

You can see the offices of 8 different car rental companies on the opposite road of Tampa International Airport. These companies also have their service points at the end of the luggage delivery area. You can also rent a car online before your flight if you want. In this case, your car will be ready for your arrival time and you won't waste your time.

Airport Shuttle Services

Airport shuttle regularly run at certain times and follows a standard route. There are specially prepared air-conditioned waiting areas for passengers so that you can comfortably wait for the departure time of the shuttles. Shuttle service charge includes up to 3 pieces of luggage. You may be charged extra for more luggages.

The route of shuttle service mostly passes through the hotels and the service charge is based on the distance covered. Prices range from 25$ to 90$, but transportation to the city center costs about 25 or 35 dollars.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Many hotels in Tampa have their own shuttle services. Before making your reservation, you should contact your hotel in advance to make sure that this service is available or not.

The difference of this service, which is a little more costly compared to taxi, is that the shuttle is ready for you when you take your luggage and it takes you directly to your hotel. You should contact your hotel and make a reservation in advance in order to benefit from this service. You should remember that you will be asked some information such as how many passengers will benefit from this service and your flight's arrival time.

Last Updated: 07 Feb 2017

Tampa Intl Airport

You can easily reach Tampa International Airport from the city centre by taxi or by bus. There are airport shuttle buses available and some hotels can arrange it for you in advance. If you rented a car during your trip, it is also possible to reach the airport with this vehicle.


Bus route 15 transports passengers from the city centre to the airport in a short time. A one-way ticket costs 2 dollars.


Taxis are quite easy to come by in Tampa. You can comfortably find one in the city centre, and reach the airport for an average cost of 25 dollars. Be confident about the amount you will pay as all taxis are equipped with taximeters. You can speak to hotel staff to pre-arrange a taxi for you.

Car Rental

There are a lot of car rental agencies in Tampa city centre and for a more comfortable trip, including your journeys to and from the airport, you can hire a vehicle that is suitable to your budget. You can rent a car online, or you can ask for assistance from your hotel. International travellers must have a valid foreign driver’s license and an international driving permit. You must always carry these documents if you wish to drive a car or ride a motorbike in Tampa.

Airport Shuttle Service

Airport shuttle services are modern and comfortable buses with air-conditioning systems, which operate on a specific route and have certain departure times. It is recommended that you check the closest shuttle station near you, and the shuttle departure times in advance. You may also ask for assistance from your hotel representative. You will have to pay an additional fee per baggage beyond the limit of 3 baggages per passenger. The prices for the shuttle bus services are based on distance travelled. Airport shuttle services from the city centre to the airport is approximately 25 to 35 dollars.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Many hotels in Tampa provide airport shuttle services. Contact your hotel beforehand to confirm whether they provide this service, and book in advance if they do so.

Airport Information

Tampa International Airport was called the Drew Field Military Airport prior to the 1960s and used for military flights only. It underwent major changes since and began commercial flights. During the Second World War, the airport had undertaken important duties. Nowadays, Tampa International Airport is a modern, large airport located about 6 miles west from Downtown Tampa. Serious air traffic is encountered during the tourism season as it is often used as a transit hub. More than 100 flights a day take off from the airport.  There are many bars, restaurants and cafes located at different points of the airport that appeal to different tastes. You can also find many souvenir shops, accessory shops, clothing stores, cosmetics shops and duty-free shops inside the airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the airport building.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
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