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Day in the airport

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Day in the airport

My girlfriend and I arrive in Manchester Airport at 7:50am and our onward flight from the airport is at 3pm. I don't know Greater Manchester well at all and was wondering if there is something in the vicinity of the airport (i.e. shops etc...) where we could kill five hours.

I look at trying to get to the Trafford Centre, but it is on hours bus journey either way.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: Day in the airport


I would suggest that you catch a train for the 20 minute journey to the city centre. Once you arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station, you could use one of the free Metroshuttle buses as a tour bus to take you around the city centre.

The #1 (orange) would be best, it departs from the front of Piccadilly Station, there is a bus every 5 minutes and you can jump on and off at will. The city centre is quite compact so you are never more than 5 minutes from one of The Metroshuttle bus stops.


Good luck!

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