Edinburgh to Manchester

Few cities provide a better city break than Manchester. Bursting at the seams with museums and galleries, absorbing history, shopping options and excellent pubs, bars and restaurants, it’s little wonder that millions of visitors descend on the city each year. Not only that, but Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest airport and provides excellent links to and from the rest of the world, making Manchester an ideal place to do business. Whether you’re flying from Edinburgh to Manchester for business or leisure, this electrifying city will not disappoint.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester Airport (MAN), take a look at our Flybe Timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Manchester to Edinburgh page.

Browse the sections below for tips and guidance about visiting Manchester, covering everything you need to know. If you're in a hurry, take advantage of our 'Jump to' list to fast-forward to the information you need.


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Getting to Edinburgh Airport

Just over 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre, and with excellent transport links and plenty of parking, getting to Edinburgh Airport for your flight to Manchester is easy.


There are ample long stay and short stay parking options at Edinburgh Airport, but to get the best price, we recommend booking your parking in advance. To make sure your arrival at Edinburgh Airport is hassle-free, book your parking with Flybe.com or book now.

A number of options are available for dropping off passengers at Edinburgh Airport. Ideal for a quick and easy drop off, a £1 drop off area is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park outside the terminal buildings. You can also drop off passengers for free in the drop off area in the Long Stay car park, as long as you stay for only 10 minutes or less. On the other hand if you'd like to take your time dropping off at Edinburgh Airport, it's best to park in the multi-storey terminal car parks.

By train

Edinburgh Airport is linked to Edinburgh's main rail stations, Waverley and Haymarket, by tram, bus or taxi. Rail passengers can take the 24-hour Airlink 100 bus service from both Waverley and Haymarket stations to the airport. Journey time is 30 minutes in normal traffic.

By bus

Buses from central Edinburgh and the surrounding regions stop on the terminal forecourt, outside the main entrance of the airport. There are several bus services serving Edinburgh Airport - check the Lothian Buses website to plan your journey and for fares information.

By tram

Trams offer a frequent and reliable service linking the city centre to the airport. Interchange with rail services is available at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations. Other stops include Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street. For more information, take a look at the Edinburgh Trams website.


Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Free WiFi for up to 2 hours
  • Bookable combined Fast Track Security & car parking (hand luggage only)
  • Bookable Aspire Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Newsagents and bureaux de change
  • Shopping including Duty Free

Check-in and bag drop at Edinburgh Airport
Before your flight from Edinburgh to Manchester, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you’re unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Café and food outlet
  • Bureau de change
  • ATM


  • Books and newsagent

Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Bureau de change
  • Pharmacy


  • Duty Free
  • Multimedia and electrical
  • Books and newsagent
  • Clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Health & beauty
  • Gifts and souvenirs

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Manchester Airport Arrivals

With excellent transport links, getting to Manchester city centre from Manchester Airport after your flight from Edinburgh is easy and convenient. Take a look at our Manchester Airport Arrivals page for all the information you need on getting to Manchester city centre from Manchester Airport by car or by public transport. To find out more, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page or browse other flights to Manchester.

Visiting Manchester

Taking a flight from Edinburgh to Manchester for a business trip, or treating yourself to a leisurely break? Whatever your reasons for travel, enjoy every minute of your time in Manchester with our guide to Visiting Manchester. It includes inspirational tips on hotels, restaurants, shopping and other things to do in Manchester for a true Mancunian experience.


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Doing Business in Manchester

If you're taking flights from Edinburgh to Manchester for a business trip, your needs will be well catered-for when you arrive. Our Business in Manchester page has our top recommendations on business meeting venues and conference facilities in Manchester to help you impress your colleagues, in groups of any size.