Stagecoach Bus Services to Manchester Airport

Whether commuting to work or making an onward journey, travel by bus is the stress-free way to travel...

  • Travel direct to the heart of the Airportimage of passenger catching the bus
  • No parking charges
  • 24/7 service to/from Manchester City Centre
  • Direct link to the main Universities and Hospitals in Manchester
  • Direct link  to/from  Stockport via M60/M56 motorway
  • Up to 4 buses an hour now serving World Freight Terminal

How much will it cost to travel to Manchester Airport?

Travel as much as you like around Manchester Airport and Greater Manchester for just £2.36 per day*

dayrider adult -  £5.00  
Buy your adult day bus  pass on the   Stagecoach Bus App or from the driver.

megarider 7 day adult - £16.50​  
Buy your adult 7 day bus pass   online, on the Stagecoach Bus App    or from the driver.

* adult 7 day bus pass £16.50 used for 7  days   £2.36 per day

Travel around the Airport for just £1.29 per day**

If you work at the World Freight Terminal and arrive at the Airport by train or tram, you can purchase a weekly ticket for just £9.00

Manchester Airport 7 day bus pass -  £9.00 
Unlimited travel between the Manchester Airport Interchange and the World Freight Terminal.
Buy your 7 day bus   pass   online, or on the Stagecoach Bus App    

** Manchester Airport adult 7 day bus pass £9.00 used for 7 days £1.29 per day.


More Buses serving the World Freight Terminal

Services 103 and X30 provide up to four buses an hour between Manchester Airport Interchange and the World Freight Terminal 

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How can I plan my journey?

  1. Use the "Plan a journey" box 
    You can also plan your journey using the Stagecoach Bus App.
  2. Visiting your local TfGM Travelshop at Manchester Airport Interchange, Wythenshawe, Stockport or Manchester Piccadilly Gardens  to pick up a printed timetable
  3. Calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
    (calls cost 12 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)

Closure of Selstead Road and Bailey Lane affecting services 43 and 103

From Friday 29 November 2019 until January 2020

Roadworks will be taking place on Selstead Road and Bailey Lane which means the road will be closed  to traffic. During the roadworks we need to divert services 43 and 103.

This will affect your journey if you travel between Wythenshawe and Manchester Airport on  services 43 and 103.

Will my journey be affected?

A list of the roads which will not be served by the bus are shown below and where we suggest you can  catch a bus.

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Road affected Service affected Where can I catch a bus? Service to catch
Ruddpark Road 43 Ruddpark Road 11
Portway 43 Portway 11
Cornishway 103 Shawdowmoss Road 43 or 103
Cornishway 103 Portway 11
Selstead Road 43 and 103 Portway 11

 Where will the diverted 43 and 103 go?

Buses will diverted to run via Shawdowmoss Road, Ringway Road, Styal Road, Airport Bypass and  Outwood Road.

You can catch service  43 and 103 at any bus stops along the diverted route.

As the diversion route is longer than the normal routes, it’s possible there may be delays to service 43  and 103. We are sorry if you are inconvenienced and we will working as hard as possible to minimise any delays.

Keeping you in the loop

To keep up to date on the roadworks please watch out for regular updates on twitter @StagecoachGM

You can also register to receive service alerts by email at and selecting service 43 and 103 as your favourite bus routes.


Which services run to Manchester Airport?

Click here to download a PDF of the service map or on the service number below to view a PDF timetable. 

Service 43: 
Manchester and  Wythenshawe to Manchester Airport 
Manchester Airport to Wythenshawe and Manchester


Service 103: 
Manchester to Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal
Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal to Manchester


Service 313: 
Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport


Service 368A: 
From 26 January 2020. Service 368A will be renumbered 368.
Stockport and Cheadle Hulme to Manchester Airport 
Manchester Airport to Cheadle Hulme and Stockport 


Service X30:   
Stockport non stop to Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal 
Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal non stop  to Stockport


Visiting Manchester?

Direct links to/from Manchester Airport

If you are visiting the main Universities and Hospitals in Manchester service 43 provides a direct from the Airport 



Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals (MFT) at

Other MFT Hospitals at Trafford General Hospital, Withington Community Hospital and Altrincham Hospital would require a two bus journey. 

Single travel to/from the University or Hospital from £2.00*

If you are making a single journey you can pay contactless on the bus so you do not need to worry about change.

Depending  on the time of  your  journey  the fare could be as little as  £2.00*

Services valid from Sunday 26 January 2020
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*Maximum single fare £3.50 between 0400-1859; £2.00 between 1900-2359; £2.50 between 0000-0359

Travel on AnyBus, Tram or Train in Greater Manchester

If your journey includes travel on different buses, the tram or train, a System One ticket or get me there ticket may be a better option for you.