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Thanks to its relatively compact size, getting around Manchester is fuss-free and there are plenty of ways to explore the sights. Even better, some transfers in Manchester are free of charge.

There are numerous ways to reach the city centre if you’re flying into Manchester Airport (MAN). Manchester transfers are made easy by the frequent trains that take about 20 minutes to get you from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly train station.

Train to Manchester

Another quick and easy way to access Manchester city centre from the airport is by coach. A number of coach services operate from the airport including National Express, which offers good-value connections from the airport to both the city centre and the Greater Manchester area.

The airport also has taxis, Metrolink trams and local and regional buses that link it to Manchester city centre, the Trafford Centre, places in Greater Manchester, and the surrounding area. And whichever way you decide to travel, tickets can be bought at ‘The Station’, an integrated transport hub at the airport.

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